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Is it possible to clean a Net book that has had tea spilt on it. Answered

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tragicallyhip
tragicallyhip

8 years ago

get the teardown instructions from the maker and take the net book apart as per those instructions.complete dis-assembly is recomened as I had a similar situation, that liquid will seep into every nook of your machine and if there was sugar involved( like mine) you may have to pull all the keys off and clean as well.

good luck

Tragic

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago

Yes, sure - wipe it with a damp-cloth the dry it with a clean towel.

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frollard
frollard

8 years ago

Once the liquid has gotten inside while the battery was in it, you're pretty much toast -- something will be broken and irreparable. Burf has a good recipe to get stuff off the laptop, but if its internal, you'd need to FULLY disassemble the machine and wipe down every single part - cleaning off any residue as you go...long story short, it's dead.

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Turtlepwr
Turtlepwr

8 years ago

Ok what happened is one day she goes to turn the net book on and it turns on power lights and all but just no screen it's black. She bought it December so she took it back to best buy .the sent it out and returned it without fixing it . The said it had liquid damage .so she's mad .goes home asks if anyone has spilt anything around it .her 6 year old said she spilt tea by it or on its a 6 year so it's not really known . So she gives me the net book to have if I can fix it I'll give it back . Is it possible to clean the internals with messin it all up .

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Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Sure, I clean mine and my other electronic devices frequently with a homebrew that works quite well.
Mix 1/2 cup of 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with 1/2 cup distilled water and 4 or 5 drops of liquid dishwashing detergent.
Put the mix in a spray bottle and then dampen a soft paper towel with the mix and clean.
As a precaution, test the mix in a hidden place to insure it won't harm the plastic (though I've never had any device that was adversely affected by the liquid.)
Never spray the liquid directly on the equipment.

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Re-design
Re-design

8 years ago

Sure. DON'T TURN IT ON. Pull the battery. Shake as much of it out of the keyboard as you can. Dry as much of it as you can with paper towels. Then use a hairdryer on low to dry it more. Be careful with the heat. Put it in a plastic bag with a couple of cups of dry uncooked rice. Let it stay the for about a week. The rice will absorb the water and reduce the humidity in the bag. When you feel luck take it out of the bag and clean it off, put the battery back in and see if you luck was good.