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Meli
05-20-2012, 07:17 AM
I just spilt the classic glass of red on my laptop.
I've unpluged it, turned it upside down (closed) and taken the battery out.
Fortunatly I had a cloth napkin to habd and wiped off the excess spill first.
Is that right?
Anything else I should do.

seanz
05-20-2012, 07:19 AM
Take smaller sips?

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:23 AM
thanks :D
I'm using my girls mac ithout a mouse. Why do they do this?
Where gary when you need him :p

S.V. Airlie
05-20-2012, 07:23 AM
You are lucky it wasn't coffee.I spilled a cup of black, no sugar coffee on a NEW telephone switch board costing 10,000 and ooops.. Me bad. Me really bad. Thanks to having a contract for repairs, I did not have to pay, but...

ChrisBen
05-20-2012, 07:25 AM
Yer stuffed. :D No, depending on how hard it is to get the keyboard off you can rinse it with water. Otherwise do your best with the edge of a paper towel between the keys and let it dry.

Paul Pless
05-20-2012, 07:28 AM
first - pop all the keys off. oh wait scratch that - first take a pic of the keyboard so you know where the keys go. . .

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:30 AM
I don't think you can pop the keys on a laptop.can you?

ChrisBen
05-20-2012, 07:32 AM
I don't think you can pop the keys on a laptop.can you?Nope.

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:34 AM
Nope.

thank's, I'm glad someone reads the posts.

:D

ChrisBen
05-20-2012, 07:35 AM
thank's, I'm glad someone reads the posts.

:DI think Paul just forgot to add the smiley. :d

Hughman
05-20-2012, 07:37 AM
aerosol can of electrical contact cleaner...

S.V. Airlie
05-20-2012, 07:38 AM
Meli, it's NOT that some didn't read the OP. Rather, when asked, there wasn't much to contribute that you hadn't already done.It's basically a lesson to not drink liquids anywhere near a lap top.

m2c1Iw
05-20-2012, 07:39 AM
Refill the glass and promise you won't waste any more.

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:42 AM
aerosol can of electrical contact cleaner...
It's 11pm, I don't think the seven eleven runs to that:D

The Bigfella
05-20-2012, 07:43 AM
There are some very detailed how to do its on the internet. Google is your friend.

S.V. Airlie
05-20-2012, 07:44 AM
http://citikids.com/ProductImages/thrd_761269006911.jpg

Canoez
05-20-2012, 07:47 AM
There are some very detailed how to do its on the internet. Google is your friend.
Ian has it in one. Go to ifixit.com and find your computer model. You should be able to remove the whole keyboard as an assembly and either clean or replace it. You'll also be able to see if the wine got further in to the machine. Taking the keyboard off is easy and probably won't even require tools.

John Smith
05-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Meli, it's NOT that some didn't read the OP. Rather, when asked, there wasn't much to contribute that you hadn't already done.It's basically a lesson to not drink liquids anywhere near a lap top.

Or anything else you'd not want them to spill on.

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:51 AM
Ok, I got to the spill in 2 seconds.
If I've done everything I can do, how long should I leave it before I turn it back on?
Should I open up the lid and turn it upside down with the lid open to help if dry out or will that stuff up the hinges and screen?

Meli
05-20-2012, 07:53 AM
Or anything else you'd not want them to spill on.

yeah yeah, we all know this. who's been a bad little vegemite today? :D

The Bigfella
05-20-2012, 08:29 AM
Ok, I got to the spill in 2 seconds.
If I've done everything I can do, how long should I leave it before I turn it back on?
Should I open up the lid and turn it upside down with the lid open to help if dry out or will that stuff up the hinges and screen?

Refer post 15. Do anything else at your own risk

Peerie Maa
05-20-2012, 09:23 AM
There are some very detailed how to do its on the internet. Google is your friend.pay attention

Ian has it in one. Go to ifixit.com and find your computer model. You should be able to remove the whole keyboard as an assembly and either clean or replace it. You'll also be able to see if the wine got further in to the machine. Taking the keyboard off is easy and probably won't even require tools.

skipper68
05-20-2012, 09:29 AM
My daughters PC started really acting up- the e was m, and she found out the 10yr old grandkid had it in the bathroom playing tunes, while she showered. It was water. Of course it is off limits now to the kid. I had her pull the battery- leave it upside down for the day, then blow it all out with the hair blow dryer on low, thru all the vents. It wasn't wine, but its running fine now. I agree with the sippy cup:D ;) You would think with all the forumites spewing while LOL on here, they would have great tips! Hope it's up and running again for you.

Lew Barrett
05-20-2012, 11:32 AM
If any of your research turns up the notion that you should rinse with water, remember to use distilled water. Tap water has minerals that can bridge the traces. A dunk in distilled water is sometimes (not always by any means) effective in squaring away electronics that have gotten wet by other means. A lot depends on what's inside of course.

Most cell phones have water sensitive marks inside. Get 'em wet, they know it and they void the warranty. Most keyboards are replaceable (modern Macs are harder).

Garret
05-20-2012, 11:45 AM
I realize I'm late to this, but I've had good luck with (after removing the battery & checking the battery connector/compartment for stickiness), holding the laptop at a 45 deg. or so angle & dribbling/pouring isopropyl alcohol from the top edge (1/2 cup or so max). Let it air dry at that angle or steeper (straight up, supported by the screen) for several hours & then give it a try.

At least it was wine & not soda!

Good luck!

Canoez
05-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Meli - been there done that. (http://www.canoez.blogspot.com/2012/02/another-diversion.html?m=1)

Garret's and Lew's suggestions aren't bad, but I would emphasize removing the keyboard from the rest of the machine to do this. Be absolutely certain everything is dry before re-assembling and powering up.

Lew Barrett
05-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Doug,
Not my intention to suggest it as a first line of defense but somewhere in the thread, a re-dunking was mentioned. Some electronics will benefit from being immersed in distilled water under certain circumstances; say a cell phone that hit the drink.

Most keyboards use membrane switches; some actually are claimed to be moisture/water resistant.

Gerarddm
05-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Take battery out. Rinse it in water, let it dry a few days in the sun, it'll probably be good to go.

I laundered my cell phone a few months back, ooops. Took the back off, took the battery out, left it on the windowsill in the sun for the better part of a week. Works.

Canoez
05-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Meli - Look here (http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/Guides.php/Apple/Macbook%20Pro/A1286/KBA12) if you've actually destroyed the keyboard.

johnw
05-21-2012, 07:03 PM
If I've done everything I can do, how long should I leave it before I turn it back on?

I'd wait at least a day, not hours, and do as others have suggested above in terms of cleaning the keyboard. I've washed an old keyboard from the desktop in the shower and it worked fine, but that was separate from the computer and was something where I could afford for it not to work out.

Meli
05-21-2012, 11:58 PM
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Meli
05-22-2012, 12:00 AM
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johnw
05-22-2012, 12:01 AM
Well, we've heard the last of her!

Meli
05-22-2012, 12:02 AM
Meli - Look here (http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/Guides.php/Apple/Macbook%20Pro/A1286/KBA12) if you've actually destroyed the keyboard.zzz

noamac

Michael Beckman
05-22-2012, 12:48 AM
zzz

noamac

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Type-without-using-the-keyboard-On-Screen-Keyboard

Phil Y
05-22-2012, 02:25 AM
if you drill a small hole in the corner then hold the laptop at an angle over your glass you should be able to recover most of it.

Meli
05-22-2012, 05:24 AM
if you drill a small hole in the corner then hold the laptop at an angle over your glass you should be able to recover most of it.

Heh, bastards!

My puter is dead. I'm using my sons Macbook.
Mine was a windoze

I tried to take the buttons off the keyboard. now I cant even type ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ RRRRRRRRRRR or the password (sulk)

Oh well, it was a little $500 ACER, served me well for 4 years, RIP.

Chris Coose
05-22-2012, 05:29 AM
Switch to this.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/EverclearHiRes.jpg/220px-EverclearHiRes.jpg

m2c1Iw
05-22-2012, 05:52 AM
Mr. Bastard to you.

Meli
05-22-2012, 06:11 AM
Switch to this.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/EverclearHiRes.jpg/220px-EverclearHiRes.jpg

Hmm, I tried meths to clean it. I reckon that's what dun it in :D

The Bigfella
05-22-2012, 07:27 AM
You should've used google.

I found a site that explained how to pull apart my little netbook and change the hard drive to a solid state drive. Had all the tips... where to remove things, slide something in to release clips etc.

Too easy

Chris Coose
05-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Hmm, I tried meths to clean it. I reckon that's what dun it in :D

That, my dear, is a industrial human solvent I used to be quite fond of. No risk when you tip a glass of this over.

Phil Y
05-22-2012, 06:16 PM
Switch to this.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/EverclearHiRes.jpg/220px-EverclearHiRes.jpg

Nah, stick with the wine, but be more careful. That stuff'l kill ya.

Michael Beckman
05-22-2012, 06:19 PM
That, my dear, is a industrial human solvent I used to be quite fond of. No risk when you tip a glass of this over.

bit of a fire hazard

Chris Coose
05-22-2012, 06:41 PM
bit of a fire hazard

Probably correct but I can't ever recall bringing a bottle of EverClear to well set table with an open flame candle. We'd get into that stuff and things were going to get broken though, that's for sure.

johnw
05-22-2012, 07:59 PM
Probably correct but I can't ever recall bringing a bottle of EverClear to well set table with an open flame candle. We'd get into that stuff and things were going to get broken though, that's for sure.

You should never take advice from alcohol.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/epic-fail-photos-after-scumbag-alcohol1.jpg

Meli
05-23-2012, 03:58 AM
well my key board is stuffed. It's not a mac, it's a windoze ACER.
I was using my daughters mac to SOS you :D

Well the keyboard's buggered but I've borrowed a USB plug in keyboard from work. the puter is fine.
Now I just have to adjust to this clunky keyboard :D

obscured by clouds
05-23-2012, 04:15 AM
Well the keyboard's buggered but I've borrowed a USB plug in keyboard from work. the puter is fine.
Now I just have to adjust to this clunky keyboard :D


adapt and survive.

Canoez
05-23-2012, 09:41 AM
well my key board is stuffed. It's not a mac, it's a windoze ACER.
I was using my daughters mac to SOS you :D

Well the keyboard's buggered but I've borrowed a USB plug in keyboard from work. the puter is fine.
Now I just have to adjust to this clunky keyboard :D

Well, the laptops aren't all that different. Made by a small group of manufacturers in China and Taiwan for the most part.

Parts: http://www.amazon.com/HQRP-Replacement-Keyboard-Netbook-Subnotebook/dp/B001RCYN5I

The methods aren't that different either:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoTwln2SyQ4

It's just hardware... Whether you're using a Mac or PC.

S.V. Airlie
05-23-2012, 09:57 AM
So Meli, Where are you NOT have another glass of wine?