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Your laptop do not need a drink

Liquid is a laptop killer of the first order. Never ever, ever allow any water, soda, coffee, tea or any other liquid near your laptop. If you should forget this, be ready to shell out big bucks for a new system. O.K., suppose you get a splash. The first thing to do is disconnect the AC adapter and REMOVE THE BATTERY! DO NOT TRY TO POWER IT ON TO SEE IF IT WORKS! Place the laptop on the side where the battery came from and allow it to drain. It should dry in about a week. O. K., in a couple of days. I would strongly suggest that you seek a qualified repair person to check it out BEFORE you try to power it on. This is because although the liquid may be dried, the residue from liquid can corrode and damage the leads of the components. Given time it will eat the leads off of the IC's and even the runs off of the mother board. Most times, if handled early, this will only cost the labor. But if not handled properly, the keyboard, motherboard, video card, LCD and/or just about everything else could be damaged. Note every laptop is different and the advice given is only a general example. All advice given is not meant to suggest any outcome. Anything you attempt after you spill liquid on your laptop is "at your own risk"

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