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Use a air blower and try blowing air , you can use a hair dryer
first of all be sure that all the water is dried up
then try powering on the system then let us know what happens.

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No matter how careful you may be, knocking a cup of coffee or spilling a glass of soda over your keyboard may happen. This does not, however, mean the end of your keyboard. If you act quickly, you may be able to fix your wet keyboard to avoid any corrosion of its electronic components or any short circuit which might render it unusable. By following a few recommendations, you should be able to fix your wet computer keyboard.

Unplug the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any corrosion or short circuit. If you spilled water over your laptop's keyboard, turn your computer off by clicking on "Shut Down" on "Turn Off" in the start menu, unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it to remove most of the water from it. Take a hair dryer and set it to its lowest temperature setting. Use it to dry any water which might remain under your keyboard's keys. Wait at least 12 hours before plugging your keyboard into your computer again. If your computer is a laptop, wait 12 hours before turning it on again. For Other Liquids Disconnect the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any short circuit or corrosion. Turn your computer off by selecting "Shut Down" or "Turn Off" in the start menu, remove the battery and disconnect the power supply. Place paper towels on a table, turn the keyboard upside down and shake it over them to allow most of the liquid to fall down. Take a few clean paper towels and wipe the liquid off your keyboard's keys. To clean between the keys, you can also use cotton swabs with just a little bit of water. If the liquid which you spilled over your keyboard contained a high amount of sugar, such as soda or sugared coffee, you might have to remove some of your keyboard's keys to clean the surface under the keys with paper towels or swabs. You can do so by lifting them gently with a screwdriver or by using a key remover, which you can find in some IT stores. Wait at least 12 hours before using your keyboard again. If your computer is a laptop, wait the same length of time before turning it on again. How to Clean Your Keyboard http://www.tucows.com/article/684 Fix Computer Keyboard Problems http://technologyandinternet.blogspot.com/2007/10/fix-computer-keyboard-problems.html

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How to Fix a Scratched CD


Clean the disc. Even if a CD isn’t actually scratched or scuffed, dust, oil, and other surface contaminants can prevent it from playing properly. Thus cleaning the disc should always be your first move. Ads by Google
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  • Run warm water over the damaged disc to remove dust.
  • If there is stubborn dirt or grease on the disc, gently rub it with your finger while you are washing it, and use a gentle detergent or liquid soap (with the water) or rubbing alcohol (in place of water). Any time you rub or wipe a CD, you should do so by starting at or near the center of the disc and rubbing straight outward toward the edge to prevent further scratching.
  • Shake the water off and let the disc air-dry (do not dry it with a towel or cloth, and don't sun-dry it either).
  • 2Try to play the disc. Many times a good cleaning is all that is needed. If, however, problems persist after cleaning, try to play the disc in a different CD player. Some players handle scratches better than others; computer CD drives and car stereos tend to be the best.
  • 3Burn a new disc. If you can get the CD to work in one CD player - especially your computer’s - but not in others, try burning a new disc. The CD burner on your computer may be able to read the CD well enough to produce a perfect copy. You may wish to try this even if the CD doesn’t play correctly on the computer.
  • 4Locate the scratch. Actually repairing the disc will be easier if you can figure out where the offending scratch is. Visually inspect the CD’s playing surface for scratches or scuffs. Scratches that run perpendicular to the CD’s spiral - that is, those that run generally from the center to the rim - may
  • on Mar 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    PC cleaning Tips


    General cleaning Tips
    Below is a listing of general tips that should be taken when cleaning any of the components or peripherals of a computer as well as tips to help keep a computer clean.
    1. Never spray or squirt any type of liquid onto any computer component. If a spray is needed, spray the liquid onto a cloth and then use that cloth to rub down the component.
    2. Users can use a vacuum to **** up dirt, dust, or hair around their computer on the outside case and on their keyboards. However, do not use a vacuum for the inside of your computer as it generates a lot of static electricity that can damage the internal components of your computer. If you need to use a vacuum to clean the inside of your computer, use a portable battery powered vacuum designed to do this job.
    3. When cleaning a component and/or the computer, turn it off before cleaning.
    4. Never get any component inside the computer or any other circuit board damp or wet.
    5. Be cautious when using any type of cleaning solvents; some individuals may have allergic reactions to chemicals in cleaning solvents and some solvents can even damage the case. Try to always use water or a highly diluted solvent.
    6. When cleaning, be careful not to accidentally adjust any knobs or controls. In addition, when cleaning the back of the computer, if anything is plugged in, make sure not to disconnect any of the plugs.
    7. When cleaning fans, especially the smaller fans within a portable computer or laptop it's suggested that you either hold the fan or place something in-between the fan blades to prevent it from spinning. Spraying compressed air into a fan or cleaning a fan with a vacuum may cause damage to some fans or in some cases cause back voltage.
    8. Never eat or drink around the computer.
    9. Limit smoking around the computer.
    Cleaning tools
    Although many companies have created products to help improve the process of cleaning your computer and peripherals, users can also use household items to clean their computers and peripherals. Below is a listing of items you may need or want to use while cleaning your computer or computer peripherals.
    Keep in mind that some components in your computer may only be able to be cleaned using a product designed for cleaning that component; if this is the case, it will be mentioned in the cleaning tips.
    • Cloth - A cloth is the best tool used when rubbing down a component; although paper towels can be used with most hardware, we recommend using a cloth when ever possible. Caution: We only suggest you use a cloth when cleaning components such as the outside of the case, a drive, mouse, etc. You should not use a cloth to clean any circuitry such as the RAM or motherboard.
    • Water or rubbing alcohol - When moistening a cloth, it is best to use water or rubbing alcohol. Other solvents may be bad for the plastics used with your computer.
    • Portable Vacuum - Sucking the dust, dirt, hair, cigarette particles, and other particles out of a computer can be one of the best methods of cleaning a computer. Over time, these items can restrict the airflow in a computer and cause circuitry to corrode. Do not use a standard vacuum as it can generate a lot of static electricity that can damage your computer.
    • Cotton swabs - Cotton swaps moistened with rubbing alcohol or water are excellent tools for wiping hard to reach areas in your keyboard, mouse, and other locations.
    • Foam swabs - Whenever possible, it is better to use lint-free swabs such as foam swabs.

    on Mar 13, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    My computer got wet the other day. now it will not power up. did I fry the system board?


    Hello,

    Well i suggest you not to bother turning on your PC at all if it is water damaged it is a safety hazard hopefully you have insurance, i suggest getting a new PC do not attempt to turn it on if it is water damaged.

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    My computer got left outside and got soaked in a bad storm. Water got in through the side vents. The fan comes on but thats all. What do I do.


    Your computer is shot. The electronics inside of your computer are very susceptible to water damage. The best advice I can give you is air dry it and hope for the best.

    Dec 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    How do I remove Tattoodle Skins from my computer


    use very warm water (make sure no water gets inside) and they should peal off easier

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    Spilled water on modem now an amber light appears but fan inside not running so computer wont turn on? Can i get it fixed?


    More than likely when you spilled the water on the modem (external I'm guessing) it caused a short and fried your motherboard. Any type of short can fry anything connected to it...even if the device doesn't have power. Since the ethernet cable can carry voltage it can happen that way too.

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    Water spill onto the keyboard. everytime i cold boot the computer the screen message was "menu f10" and bios setting f2. I bought a new keyboard to replace the one water spill on it, but the...


    open the cpu box and look for a button cell in the main board. it would be a silver colour button cell. take it out and disconnect all the external periferals and then turn it on..

    Aug 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    I HAVE A GATEWAY LAPTOP-M-SERIES-15.4"-WHAT CAN I USE TO CLEAN MY SCREEN-DO I USE SOAP&WATER OR MAY I USE MONSTER ICLEAN.


    Hello,

    To clean your notebook computer's screen, use a soft cloth dampened with water. Be sure to dampen the cloth; ***** squirt water directly onto the screen.

    Warning: The notebook screen is made of specially coated glass and can be scratched or damaged by abrasive or ammonia-based glass cleaners.

    Regards

    Mar 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Water spilled on my laptop computer


    Im sorry to tell you but more than sure it is  a short circuit on your mother board.its less you can do.because it was on when it happened.if it was off..well the situation could be  better..
    so,for now let it 'dry' in  a warm dry place for few days.if the problem remains the same you should go to a specialised service .theyll handdle the problem and replace the eventual damaged component..
    sorry man..is less we can do in this situation..
    bye

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