on a laptop can render it useless! Even the smallest
drop can result in severe damage. The picture on the left shows a circuit board
with corrosion caused by water. If you have an accident and spill fluid on your
laptop IMMEDIATELY remove the power lead and remove the battery, do not close it
down properly just cut the power. Turn the laptop upside down and try to drain as
much fluid as possible. Send or bring to Trilogic, so we can deconstruct it and
clean/dry the circuit board. DO NOT TURN ON the laptop even after several days of
drying as you will damage it as a tiny drop of fluid still on the motherboard will
potentially render it useless.
If fluid has entered the keyboard then it will usually need replacing because it
is impossible to remove all fluid from the membrane layers. Other components from
inside the laptop are rarely damaged by fluid.
As a footnote if you turn on a laptop that has fluid on the motherboard it will
usually work for 5-10mins then completely fail; this is because the electric
current will corrode the metal from the circuit board rendering it useless and
usually beyond repair.
Please contact us via the enquiry form or telephone for advice.