Tuesday, 28 July 2015

TOP-10 Liquid spills that kill laptop computers (Part 2 )

Tip for wine-lovers: If you plan to drink and surf the web, may we suggest a nice white instead of red. A light Pinot grigio or gentle Chardonnay does slightly less damage than a rich, tannic Cabernet Sauvignon in our experience.

#3: Soda (12% of spills). Coke drinkers seem to spill a lot of drinks on their laptops. Perhaps it’s the caffeine? Soft drinks are extra-corrosive due to the sugar and acidity (dissolved CO2) of the liquid, which we are told works well in cleaning rust off of bicycle wheel rims…
#2: Water: (20% of spills). Ironically, it’s not the water that’s the problem – it’s what’s in it. Laptop boards are often completely immersed in a liquid called “ultra-pure” to clean damage from liquid spills, including water. Tap or bottled water contains minerals which account for its conductivity and its ability to cause corrosion, leading to the death of your laptop. You may recall from your high school chemistry days, that distilled water will not conduct electricity, but add a few grains of salt or other mineral and voila, we have a short circuit.
#1 Most Common Killer Of Laptop Computers: Coffee. (40% of all spills). Perhaps it’s because we drink coffee to wake up and sometimes we’re still clumsy in the mornings? Perhaps it’s because our hands are shaking from all the caffeine? Either way, spilled coffee on laptops is a computer killer. A complex brew of exotic chemicals, caffeine, cafestol, caffeic acid, and myriad additives like dairy cream, powered cream, sugar, Aspartame (Equal), saccharine, sucralose (Splenda), and more.
Expert tip: For whatever reason, drinkers of Starbucks Coffee lead in incidence of spilling the black magic liquid into their laptops, followed closely by drinkers of Dunkin Donuts coffee, We recommend laptop users drink their coffee black. No sugar, means less corrosion.
Sewelltech advises that if you’ve spilled liquid on a laptop:
Unplug the computer and remove the battery: Your computer uses electricity, even when the main power is off. The presence of that electric current accelerates the corrosive process that damages the circuit boards inside.
Don’t try to stick it in a bag of rice to dry it out, it does not help. This just prolongs the circuits boards contact with corrosive material that will make the damage worse. Also we will have to pick out rice chunks from the inside of the unit.
DO ship it overnight or bring it to us immediately. Liquid spills that are cleaned professionally within days can save your computer 90% of the time.

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