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HELP I have just knocked a pint of beer over my brand new laptop, dried it off but it won't start?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Turn it upside down and let it dry out completely for a day or two and then try again.  It's not necessarily fried, though it could be.  The key is to make sure it is completely dried out before you turn it on again.

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    • megalomaniac
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      @skibee that's at the least dishonest and probably unlawful (i.e. fraud).  It's not the manufacturer or the retailer's fault that the beer got spilled.

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  • 2 months ago

    Remove the battery and dry it. Go a service point as soon as possible.

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  • hart
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    you have don a good job

    now both of you drank

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  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Unfortunately you did the wrong thing by trying to turn it on again. Trying to dry it out with a towel/Rice/airing cupboard is almost always a waste of time, and the delay will more often than not make things worse. Ideally disconnect the power and remove the battery if you can. Take it to a local repair shop to see if the liquid damage can be repaired. The liquid spill sets up an electrolytic reaction on the tracks and components, which is why applying power and leaving the battery makes things worse. If you have accidental damage under your household insurance you may be able to claim, but it won't be covered under normal warranty.

    If it is a cheap laptop it is usually uneconomic to repair, if it is something like a Macbook then it may be worth repairing. As others have said it turned out to be a very expensive pint of beer you had

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  • 2 months ago

    Too late now.Nothing will help.

    You had to turn it off right away and dry.

    Start collecting money and stop drinking beer by laptop.

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  • 2 months ago

    Desiccant would do better than rice.  But doubtful it will ever work right. Exchange laptop for another and stop drinking around computers. I never do.  All my computers work fine, some for decades so far.

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  • 2 months ago

    Turning it on was a problem.  Turn it off, Dry off the outside, Take out the battery if possible, open it up and put it in a 5 lb (2.5 Kg) bag of rice for a week.  Only then put the battery back, plug in the charger and try to start it.  

    You may have already burned it up by trying to power it on while still wet.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    if that is the only lap top you have how come you could still write here. if you have two use the other one like you are doing

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