How To Fix coca spillage on laptop key board

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Working on a laptop computer gives you flexibility and portability. Since it is prone to frequent transfer, manufacturers make sure that their systems can withstand almost every risk including spills, transport and jostling. However, laptops are still prone to wear and tear both inside and outside. Laptop errors may include hard drive failure, system crash, not enough memory and virus infestation.

Apart from the time delays on your computer work and the lost productivity, there is also the issue of expenses to fix the errors, not to mention the calls to tech support. For fatal laptop errors, some cases may require you ship your laptop back to the manufacturer for repairs.

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Can't you claim on your house insurance? my question is this - as coca cola is extremely acidic and contains sugar, is it repairable?i am thinking of corrosion over a period of time and the heat from the laptop which will exacerbate this process.i want to talk to Dell but i thought i will ask for help here first to prepare me for talk with dell. it is under warranty but not covered for accidental damage. somebody accidently spilt coca cola on the key board of my daughter's Dell laptop.

it works but only when connected to the mains. she drained and dried the keyboard for 24 hours after removing the battery. pl can anyone advise me how to proceed?

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everything passed and there were no issues, if that's any help and also one said I'd have to reinstall some sound software or something.. I'd remove the battery, open things up as much as reasonable (covers on the bottom, etc.) and leave it unplugged with an external fan blowing on it for half a dozen hours or so in the hope that more drying would occur. the noise woke me(saying this because there may've been more water in areas I didn't notice) and I cleaned it up, took the battery out and let it dry, turned it on a few hours later and the laptop is working fine except about after 20 mins of being on it startd making a crackling/static sound from the speakers when I was watching a video-it did this with my external speakers too-, it still made the noise after I stopped the video so I turned off the laptop and took the battery out again, let it dry etc etc, checked the battery and then the charger's plug and that was a little wet so i disconnected everything and called dell tech support and I'll just say they were terrible and paid no attention to my issue just kept trying to get me to pay for irrelevant services.

The first tech person I spoke to asked me to run a pre boot diagnosis or something like that... The laptop seems to work completely fine except it just makes that crackling noise. You may get much better advice from the knowledgeable folks here.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron N5010 with windows 7, earlier this mo...

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I tested it out in notepad and I can't type any letters. I then left it to dry for about 24 hours. I imagine that if I could get under the keys on my keyboard I could give it a wipe with a damp cloth to get rid of the sticky beer residue, but I can't see how to get in there.

It seems to think the control key is down as if I type "s" it opens a save window. Does anyone know anything about this model of laptop and how I should go about trying to fix the keyboard? I immediately switched it off and drained the liquid from the keyboard. Fortunately it now seems ok in so far as it will boot up and I have just backed up all my important data off it.

I am never going to take beer anywhere near my laptop again.

The only problem is that the keyboard isn't working properly. There are numerous screws on the bottom of the machine but they are done up really tight and I only have a realy thin pencil-like screwdriver that does't enable you to get enogh grip and leverage to undo them.

Laptop Spillage- Now RAM and Disk saying near 100%

From this, I have used the hair drier to attempt to remove and water, seemingly doing so (picking components up in the process)
However, after the laptop having some problems when booting up, it is now rendered almost useless, being incredibly slow, and not being able to handle a geekbench benchmark. Could this problem be due to my incorrect placement of the components back into their correct positions, meaning the fault lies entirely with the RAM and Disk - implying that this could be fixed upon purchasing a new SSD and Ram. Simply shutting down then turning it back on again will have no effect. click here is what my task manager is showing, indicating to me that there is no problem with the processor, just the disk (hard drive?) and the RAM.

Sorry for any confusion, I am not particularly good on hardware, any help would be incredible!
A family member spilled orange squash on laptop, leaving it in the liquid or a period of time. If you're still having the same problem after doing that then go back to Task Manager, click its "Performance" tab, click on "Memory" (left-hand side), then tell me how much physical RAM Windows can see - it'll be top-right and look something like "Memory 6.0GB DDR3".

Luke, the first thing to try is to restart your computer by clicking the Power icon and choosing Restart.

Your computer will however take longer to bootup. I have an Acer Aspire V5-552, AMD A10-5757m, 6GB DDR3 Ram and 1TB HDD.

Water spillage on Laptop

I cant see anything burnt out but I believe a new motherboard will resolve this issue. I was given it to look at and looking at the motherboard its taken some damage. I cant see any water damage on anything else. I've attached some images.

Laptop Dead.. Spillage

the biggest idiot i am, i spilt a glass of milk all over my dell studio 1555, a week to this day. its in dells warantee but i dont think it coveres things like accidential damage

If the main board is shot, then you may as well say the entire machine is dead. im pretty sure the motherboard is toast or something serious like that. Try the warranty.

i switched off the system as fast as i could (the screen was flickering heavily and the computer was not responding to me pressing the power off so i took out the power cable)

i tried to clean as much as i could up. one week later drying It wont switch on or start up, thankfully the hard drive was still in tact, so ive recovered the data and i think the system is pretty much dry

Anyone care to give me some advice? really dont know what to do.

Accidents may be covered even though deliberate acts may not be.

Laptop water spillage massacre

now everytime i try and turn it on, it doesnt react at all when i press the power button once. i took it apart, let it dry, took out the memory cards/harddisk, cuddled with it, gave it inspiring speeches and retried powering it up but always with the same result. any advice (other than smug get-a-new-one-comments) would be appreciated

i know its most likely junk and i should try to save the data, but the warranty ran out long ago and i dabbled around with it way too much anyway.

i spilled (what i thought was) a minor amount of water on my MSI GX701 notebook keyboard last night, shut it off instantly and plugged the powersupply out. upon pressing it twice, the orange battery light turns and stays on, but neither the screen nor other hardware show any signs of responding.

Water spillage - Laptop does not start

I took the battery out and dried it, and also kept the laptop to dry for several days, but it will not start up again.

Laptop Model - HP 15-r052nr TS Notebook PC My HP Laptop had water spilled on the lid last week. The powerchord shows a red light upon connecting, so atleast the powersupply looks alright.  The local shops said the water would have fried the motherboard and hence HP would be the best to advice.  Please advice what my next options should be along with an approximate cost to repair. 

It was 3-4 hours since anyone noticed, and by that time, the laptop would not start.

Unable to proceed from Black Screen after Liquid Spillage in Laptop

Obviously, you will still need a return key to actually do the repairs, but it would be helpful to know which keys are damaged.
The problem is that the poxy enter button is not working so I cannot choose any option. Also, are you able to access the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to access your BIOS)? Can you boot from a CD/DVD to attempt repairs that way?

Any ideas how I can get past this obstacle?? It's that Windows Error Failure screen, which gives 3 options for starting in Safe Mode and the other option to start normally. and now cannot get past the black screen which appears when I try to start it up.

Laptop keyboard stopped working -spillage [moved to Hardware>Laptops]

Yesterday I accidentally spilled some tea on the keyboard. When I go to 'Control panel' > 'keyboard' all the vital signs are normal, eg, driver, launch manager are shown as functioning normally. I logged in.

No problem booting up - up to the login window. Depending on your repair ability, you could order a replacement for it and do it yourself or take it to a repair shop for replacement. I have no problem with the mouse or any mouse operated functions. What can I try next to get back the laptop keyboard functionality back?

Right now I am working via an external (USB) keyboard. Keyboard (most keys, except on the extreme right) are non-responsive. But the bottom line is; it has to be replaced.
Not much as the "spillage" has pretty much ruined the keyboard.

I could not login because the keboard is not responding. I managed to login via the virtual keyboard. I quickly followed procedure: I powered down, took battery out, dried the keyboard - first with absorbent tissues and then with a hair dryer.

Coca Cola Rewards binoculars driver needed

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 couldn't automatically install the driver. The binoculars have been removed from the Coke website and it appears they don't carry them anymore. The binoculars came with a CD but it is defective.

Here's a video of somebody unboxing the binoculars:

You could try this :Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier - Download

It might be able to make you a copy of the dvd/cd that you could then burn and use.

First time poster, long time Windows user. I'd contact Coke but I've read that they don't really provide customer service for their free rewards products. The binoculars are unbranded.

I really have no idea where to search for the drivers or if they're even available. Help me! I'm lost and at a dead end. I recently received the 4 in 1 binoculars from My Coke Rewards with a built in camera.


Simple question: If you've submitted your ThinkPad for service have you been told by the service depot that there is evidence of spillage inside the computer? When my machine went on for the dreaded NVIDIA blowup, that's the message I got. This is the exact same thing they tried to tell me! I'm still waiting for some kind of response or help; it's been around 3 weeks.

I have a thread in this forum a few posts down about my issue.

After a bit of a go around they replaced the system board, but I was miffed, as nothing was ever spilled on or even near the machine. This "spillage" comment from various service depots in various nations seems to be occurring very frequently. So, to conserve space, if you got this comment please reply including whether it was true or not (in your opinion). YES! I didn't think anybody else was getting the same excuse but it's good (and bad) to know that I'm not alone. Keep it short so as not to abuse the board.

Spillage on mouse mat.

personally i would stick it in the bin & buy a new one

Just spilt my coffee on my mouse mat and its soaked it,Any ideas about cleaning it?Its one of those cheap spongy ones.

G50 30 - Spillage Issue

Come back after 2 hrs. It goes Black or white.After opening the laptop, drying it out with a cloth + hair dryer on cool. I dried it up.

It then turned off.When I turned it back on again, its just a black screen.What should I do. A bit of water spilled. knocked my waterbottle that wasnt closed properly onto it. To unplug my laptop...

there is a small puddle of water underneath the laptop. And conputer was resetting. This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

I have a Lenovo G50 30.This afternoon..

Computer seem to work fine. Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! It went to Lenovo screen, went to repair windows mode. When I turn it on.

Turned computer back on.

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Some hot chocolate had reached there.I couldn't tell how much cause I was having trouble getting the panel covering the motherboard off to get to it. PS, just generalizing, i didn't take the time to find pictures of your computer. I took out the battery and had a small peek at the motherboard. I can get the keyboard off, and I have some isopropyl alcohol and was going to dab this on the keyboard and the Motherboard.

You could also search youtube and see if anyone had posted a video about taking your model apart.

She didn't tell anybody until I attempted to power it on. If you have the keyboard off already getting to the screws should not be an issue.

It wouldn't boot, and she said that she had got hot chocolate all over it. Should be 9ish on the bottom side, 5ish under the keypad. If you have to pull really hard you misses a screw somewhere. I was wondering whether anybody who had this laptop could help me. (I am using a 11 year old desktop running windows 2000 right now.) ( I found the pic of the laptop on Google)
Please help

There are just alot of screws to remove.

about 8-9 months ago my older sister split hot chocolate on my Acer Aspire 3690 Laptop.

Computer liquid spillage.

This can cause problems with any liquid spill.

It would really help if you posted your exact system specs. My mate tried turning it on after some cleaning nothing attached to the motherboard works (eg cha-fans) and cpu. Note do not post "500W pw supply" post the exact brand and model# Do this for all of your parts.

So last night was pretty crazy until someone decided to place there mixed alcohol drink on top of my mates computer. Things he has tried:
Removing ram and trying boot
Removing GPU and trying to boot. Replacing the CMOS battery (Not sure if that would work anyways)

So what's the best way of going about fixing this problem? His drives connected directly to the PSU are fine and running but nothing from the motherboard is working.


Most likely you are going to have to start swapping parts ie mb, ram, pw supply, etc. The 'mixed fruit alcohol drink' landed directly on top of his GPU and slid down the motherboard. Modern systems have pw applied all of the time; even with the system OFF, pw is on the mb.

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a semi hard liquid was dropped on yhe keyboard which made few keys are hard to use

Spillage on Yoga 2 Pro keyboard

I have an Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro which sustained some water spillage on the left side of the keyboard (coconut water). I immediately turned it off and didn't turn it back on for more than 24 hours. I have the Accidental Damage and Handling (ADH) warranty.

And also, going forward, what happens to my warranty? Will the ADH coverage be finished?

My question is, will they replace the entire computer for just that, or fix it instead? When I finally turned it back on, everything worked fine, except the A, S, D, F, and O keys no longer work, as well as Fn and the backlight.

Yoga 13 - Coffee Spillage

Yoga was on desk in laptop mode when a coffee was spilled on it from behind so coffee went in vents on rear.I left it covered in rice for two days and now when i plug it in the power light flashes. At first it is off for about three secs then a single wink on/off, repeating every three seconds. That last about a minute then it changes to on for 3 seconds and a single wink off/on and carries on indefinitely every three seconds.Does that give any clues as to what may need replaced?Any advice gratefully received!Cheers, G.

Dell water spillage underneath not above

do i try switching it on with battery in or just power? It was a bottle of water that leaked and went underneath the laptop. My keyboard is completely dry so I thought it would´ve been ok but apparently not. vicks

After so many years of avoiding this, it seems like it probably would happen one day with my absent mindedness. Unfortunately in my panic I did try to restart it a few times whilst the electric was on and it was wet. Is it necessary for me to disassemble the parts? then when I put the laptop to my ear I heard this sizzling.

So should I just leave it to dry for another few hours before i try switching it on again? I know you´re not supposed to do that, but I didn´t realise til after.. The Dell inspiron 6400 seems to have this stupid design where the chips are half exposed underneath, whereas in all other laptops I have seen, they´re fully covered underneath except for the fan. I didn´t have a battery in, just the power cable.

Why the hell do they do this? After I started blowing at the semi exposed chips, they stopped sizzling.So some damage has been done i presume? So i´m not sure what exactly has been affected under there. I didn´t spill it on the keyboard or anything though.

Maybe if it were any other laptop it might´ve been ok. I then put it sideways by a fan for about 6 hours now. Its still under 1 yr collect and return warranty from Dell but im in Iceland at the moment so that´s not going to be possible until i ...

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