Laptop Limbo

Jade accidentally spilt coffee on her work laptop. Listen to hear how it happened .. ohh and please don’t tell our boss!


Whether its coffee, water, coke, tea or another liquid you spill in your laptop, it’s not the end of the world, even though it may feel like it. According to you should perform first aid on your laptop!

Step 1: Turn off the laptop immediately. Don’t waste time on doing it correctly and close programs – hold down the power button until it turns off. Unplug the laptop and remove any outlets from your computer. You don’t want to have any power going in to the laptop as this will cause short circuits and it will make everything worse. Even though the computer didn’t go black or if you should still be able to turn it on – don’t.

Step 2: Wipe off any excess liquids from the screen and keyboard and move it to a dry place. It’s important to get as much of the liquids out and to wipe of any sticky liquids such as coke or sugary tea.

Step 3: Remove the battery if possible. On some laptops it’s not possible to remove it but if so, take it out, wipe it clean and place it in a dry place. Remember to bring it to the repair center together with the laptop.

Step 4: Place your laptop upside down like a tent to let any remaining liquids drip out of the laptop. Place a towel underneath. Let it dry overnight or until you can go to a repair center of your choice.