Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Liquid spill repair tips ( Part 2 )

HOW TO CLEAN UP LIQUID DAMAGE
Wipe it out liquid with a soft cloth. Ideally, use an air compressor to dry the motherboard.
Be very careful wiping the motherboard because it has too many small components.
If you find any corrosion, you can clean it up with a toothbrush and 91%-99% isopropyl alcohol.
Make sure the motherboard (or any other internal component) is completely dry before testing it.
IF YOU SPILLED SOME LIQUID ON THE SCREEN
If you spilled liquid on the screen, wipe it out clean as soon as possible. The liquid might get inside the screen and damage it.
In one of the previous post I explained how to clean the screen with liquid damage. Believe me, it’s not easy. But if it happens, just replace the whole screen.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE LAPTOP AFTER CLEANING
You’ll have to assemble it back together step by step.
First, assemble just main components: motherboard, CPU with the cooling fan and RAM modules. Now turn it on and test basic image on the screen.
If it turns on and you can see the image, start adding other parts one by one and test after each step.
If the laptop doesn’t start after cleaning, take another look at the motherboard and other components. Maybe you missed a small damaged area. Try cleaning it again.
If it still doesn’t turn on, most likely the motherboard (or other component) is damaged.
HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM HARD DRIVE
Let’s say the laptop is dead and you cannot do anything to make it work. You still should be able to recover personal data from the hard drive. I assume the hard drive wasn’t damaged by liquid.
You can access data using a USB enclosure.
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