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I've spilt coffee on my laptop and would like to ask if there's any way of getting it out other than taking it to the work shop?

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You can try and clean it yourself
eventually your going to get corrosion in the laptop from the liquid.
I would take it to a repair shop so it can get a proper cleaning and maybe prevent corrossion

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