IT Support 101: Recovering from a water spill on your laptop

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Recovering from a water spill on your laptop

Bad things happen, especially when you are on the bed sipping on coffee with one hand and using your laptop with the other, Whoever expected that coffee would end up spilling into your laptop. Of course, we are not accusing. Sometimes accidents do happen, and you don't have to be ashamed. But you do not want to make a bad situation worse.


Many do exactly that not knowing what to do. So now you are here, and we hope you have not taken any steps as of yet. Read through this blog, and hopefully, it helps you resolve your issue. No promises but we try our best.

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Recovering from a water spill on your laptop

Step 1: Turn off your laptop

Recovering from a water spill on your laptop


First things first, where is the water or liquid spill exactly? If concentrated substantially away from the off button, say the spill was mainly on the touchpad. Reach for the power button as fast as possible and hold it until the laptop turns off.


And yes we mean to hold the off button for dear life. The moment the screen turns off, it should be safe to let go. But we do recommend pressing the off button for at least 20 seconds to make sure.

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Recovering from a water spill on your laptop