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Olive oil on my DELL

My partner spilled about half a glass of olive oil on her Dell Inspiron mini 10. I removed the keyboard and HD, cleaned what I could, and it's working. She's afraid that that the oil will kill the computer eventually. Any advice? Is it safe as it's been working for a good bit already?

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The problem you might see is the keyboard gumming up. The oil will combine with dust in the air etc and create mud/muck inside the keyboard. Or it will mess up the contacts and keys will not work or act up.

Some people actually use oil as a computer coolant. They take the computer guts and put it in a container ie fish tank filled with oil. I know olive oils have been tried but the complaints were smells and clumping (gumming up). So I wouldn;t worry about it killing the laptop but more the keyboard acting up eventually or it just smelling like a bad salad. ;-]

Count yourself lucky other things like coke or beer can kill it dead within a few minutes.


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To my knowledge it might end that way, though theres a chance not to, because i am using silicon oil, which also of course oil, for my aquarium-cpu, and to my belief olive oil doesnt have much water content to destroy your laptop..... that pretty fast

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