A few days ago I had a cup of coffee in front of my computer. The bad day has come. I spilled coffee on my computer. What an enjoyable day! I just treated my computer with some coffee. I was stunned and watched my computer shut down itself after 1-2 seconds. I quickly took a piece of paper towel to absorb the coffee from my keyboards and flipped my computer over to get rid of excess coffee from my computer and then using my cellphone to search on the internet about how to manage spilling coffee on a computer.
I removed more than a battery, dvd and so on.
After I had done some research, I unplugged the power cord and removed the battery from my computer to avoid a short circuit. So far above steps are easy for a person who doesn’t have any computer hardware knowledge. But the next several steps required people who are not hardware geeks that are brave, calm, and willing to take any risks of further damages. Personally, I am not a computer geek especial on a laptop but do have some basic computer knowledge and know how to find resources to solve my problems on the internet. The most important thing is I am willing to take the risk and try to fix the problem.
After removing some components on the backside, I took the keyboard apart. Actually I spent some time to figure out how to do it. I found there is a K character which indicates the screw is for the keyboard on the back panel after I removed the keyboard. There was some coffee dripping from the keyboard and some into the computer itself. I cleaned it up and checked to insure no coffee or stain was left on my computer. Next step I used Q-tips with alcohol to clean any coffee mark, then using distilled water or purified water to clean the areas up again. The final step was to air dry the component completely and then put everything back together. The most important step is don't turn on the computer. Let it dry for at least 24 hours. Some people let it dry for 3 hours. It is up to you, but I would not want to take the risk. It was a hard time for me to wait for 24hours to see if it works.