Regardless of how we use our laptop computers, there will come a time when we will be handling liquid fluids nearby. This could be just a cup of water, sipping our morning coffee or drinking a relaxing tea at evening, or it could be our favourite soft drink during a long gaming session.
Despite being as careful as possible when handling liquids near our laptops, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, when liquid and electricity come in contact at your home, you have a major problem that must be dealt with fast. In fact, absolute caution must be taken, and also electrical safety practices must be implemented.
If you are living in Brisbane Australia and have a liquid water damaged laptop, simply (07) 3613 0029 for rapid response laptop repair service (we can also fix liquid damages on motherboard, keyboard, laptop screen, battery or game consoles (Xbox, PlayStation)).
Nevertheless, we’re going to share some tips and insights regarding “how to fix liquid damaged laptop” all while encouraging you to please do consider safety above all else.
Your number one aim is to cut off power to the device. Immediately turn power off by pressing the power on/off button on the laptop. If your laptop device battery is connected to wall power socket, switch it off and pull the cable out. If your laptop device has removal battery, remove it from the laptop. Once you’ve disconnected the power, then, unplug all external peripherals (external HDD, keyboard, mouse etc.).
Basically, regardless of the fluid damage level, you need not wait until burnt cable smells are coming from the device. Take action as quickly as possible whenever liquid (water, coffee, soft-drink etc.) is spilt on laptop computers and game consoles.
Turn The Laptop Upside Down
Although you need not follow this step if the liquid amount is small, whenever there is plenty amount of liquid spilled and you quickly turn the laptop device upside down, the gravity will ensure less fluids to find their way inside the laptop. Best way to accomplish this is by ensuring placing the device on a table once you open its lid if the spill was on the keyboard. Your aim is to ensure fluids do not find their way inside the device where it can destroy the internal components.
Get Rid of Access Water & Liquid
It is never smart to wait until the water or liquids evaporate by itself. Spills on a laptop may be just a small amount of water on the keyboard, or the laptop device is soaked with the entire cup of coffee. Since an accidental spill on a laptop can occur differently, whenever there is excess liquids that you can see on the device, use a soft dry absorbent cloth (or even a paper towel) to gather as much of the fluid as possible.
Note: perhaps some information on what to do when liquid spills on a laptop have suggested that you cover the laptop using uncooked rice so that it absorbs the moisture. Don’t follow such advice as doing so not only will not fix the problem it may even cause even bigger damage. Once again, if you are living in Brisbane Australia check our laptop repair solutions help fixing laptops with liquid spills in Brisbane.
Liquid Damaged MacBook Pro Repairs in Brisbane
Apple Mac Laptops are a bit different compared to other laptop models using Microsoft Windows OS. We’ve previously shown steps you can take for liquid spilt on MacBook Pro with water damage. Since the most common repairs we conduct are due to Coffee spills, when your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro has Liquid Spill issues, simply get in touch with The Electronic Fix in Brisbane Australia.
How to Avoid Future Spills
Surely, some accidents are part of human nature. One way or another, you will eventually handle liquid material near your laptop computer. When it comes to maintaining a laptop device and avoiding future spills, you can keep in mind:
Be mindful when in high-risk areas such as a coffee shop. When laptops used for entertainment purposes such as watching movies, you may be tempted to have cup of your favourite drink while doing so. These are the times spills occur the most often. Be extra careful in high-risk environments.
Some of us cannot fully wake up without our morning coffee. And those of us who use our laptops at work can use splash-resistant Sippy Cup, or reusable cup with a lid.
When a laptop is used for prolonged times such as for study or work. Consider raising your laptop above the surface (table, desk etc.) it is on. Furthermore: external USB keyboard can also be used adding an extra layer of protection from liquid spills on laptop keyboard.
Contact The Electronic Fix in Brisbane
Whatever the problem a laptop device or an Apple Mac product has, we can assist. The Electronic Fix services wide range of suburbs in Brisbane Queensland Australia. Simply contact us for all types of laptop notebook liquid spill issues.
Our growing service areas in Brisbane include: Carseldine, Clayfield, Grange, Hamilton, Newmarket, Samford, Wavell Heights, Wilston, Windsor, Wooloowin and others nearby.