People are dependent on their computers for many reasons. When it comes to any electrical appliance, liquid can do extensive damage and affect the way it functions if the problem isn’t taken care of right away.
Water damage may seem like an irreversible mistake, but in many cases it isn’t. There is no need to panic if a spill over a computer happens. There are steps the owner can take to prevent further damage.
The first thing to do is to unplug all cords from the computer and remove its battery. This eliminates any chances of getting shocked in the process of taking any of its components apart.
The hard drive should be the first thing removed and checked for any signs of moisture. While unscrewing the hard drive, the person should take mental note or even physical notes of where each screw was so that when they put it back together they wont do it the wrong way.
Is there moisture?
If there is moisture present where the hard drive was, a towel can be used to lightly blot it out. The towel should never be used in a wiping motion. A blow dryer can also be used, but it has to be set on cool temperature.
Removing the laptop screen with the same mentality may not work as there are more components to be mindful of, so if the spill happened in those areas and the computer owner must take it apart, a quick snapshot of the motherboard and screen before doing anything would help.
The only way to independently determine if water damage is irreparable is if the person was comfortable enough to dismantle the computer and make an attempt to dry those moist areas.
Once that is done, if the computer starts to malfunction, taking it to a lab that specializes in data recovery is the next best option. If it is just the keyboard that will not work, fortunately the user can always purchase a new keyboard if they want to keep their computer.
All of these things should be done within the first day of the incident because waiting too long can lead to a permanently damaged pc.
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