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Windows 7 laptop - water spill

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tamleon, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. tamleon

    tamleon Thread Starter

    Dec 19, 2011
    I accidentally spilled water on my laptop with Windows 7. Is it salvageable?
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Jul 9, 2008
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    Turn it upside down, take out the battery, disconnect any peripherals and/or cables, and open it up.

    Leave it this way for 48 hours.

    After the 48 hours, plug in the charger cable and try to boot the machine up.
  3. Lex.Luthor


    Jun 28, 2008
    Is it just the water?

    Disconnect the battery first, press and hold the power button to discharge the power, turn it upside down to remove as much liquid as possible.

    Depending on the model, you might have to take it to a local repair shop and have them to remove the casing to tell if there is any damage. most laptops if you let them dry for about a day or so they should be ok, but as a word of caution, I would still take it to a local computer repair center and have it looked at. I would also make sure that you have a backup copy made or in hand for this case unless you are not too worried about lost data.

    if you also have one handy, get a hair dryer and use is on it, but do not get the casing too hot because you could risk the internal parts of being damaged.


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