Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Liquid spill repair tips ( Part 1 )

IMPORTANT: If you spilled something on your laptop you should stop using it right away, even if it appears to be running good. Right after the spill you should turn it off, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery. The laptop should be disassembled as soon as possible and all internal parts should be inspected for liquid damage.


Liquid spills are very unpredictable. Even a small liquid spill can cause serious damage.
IF YOU SPILLED A SMALL AMOUNT OF LIQUID
Let’s say you spilled less than a teaspoon of liquid on the keyboard and it stopped working properly, but anything else works fine.
In this case it could be enough to remove just the keyboard to evaluate the damage. Turn off the laptop, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery. Now remove the keyboard and take a closer look underneath.
Search for any liquid presence under the keyboard.
– If you see liquid on the motherboard, you’ll have to disassemble the laptop completely for the further inspection.
– If the motherboard appears to be completely dry, do not disassemble it any further. Replace the keyboard with a new one. Hopefully replacing the keyboard will fix it.
IF YOU SPILLED SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF LIQUID
If you spilled a lot of liquid on the laptop, turn it off right away. Unplug the power adapter and remove the battery as soon as possible.
Most likely it will be necessary to remove the top cover and inspect the motherboard for the damage evaluation.
Search for any liquid presence on the back side of the top cover and motherboard.
If the motherboard is wet, remove it from the laptop and inspect the other side.