Coffee’s good for you, bad for your laptop . . .

Does this look familiar?


If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s likely going to happen to you in the future (you can substitute water, Gatorade, wine, beer, energy drinks . . . )

Here are the quick steps to follow to give your laptop the best chance of survival:

  • Turn it off and unplug it
  • Take out the the battery if you can
  • Unplug any cables, USB drives, etc.tipi
  • Turn the computer on its side, or prop it up, to let the liquid drain out – mop up any excess
  • Let it dry for 3 days! Don’t try to turn it on!

You can bring your laptop to the Tech Desk once you’ve turned it off – this is what we’ll do.

Note that spills can cause damage that might not show up for days, weeks, or months – corrosion can get started that might affect the display, power, processor, wifi card, or any other component, so be prepared for further issues down the line. 

Best case scenario: don’t spill anything on your laptop, and buy a keyboard protector to help in case you do!

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