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  • Oops, i guess the warranty won't cover that will it.
  • try and dry it off
  • for some reason i know i would stand up. that is always the first thing i do when i spill something. strange i know
  • I have had this happen before, and it's not a very good reaction. I attempt to turn over the laptop and let it drip out as much as possible, while swearing, and looking around the room in a panicked state for anything that can absorb liquid. Be it dirty sock, used tissue, anything. Then I take the liquid-absorber and heavily wipe down the computer, not really taking into consideration, I am probably just making it worse by doing so. After this, I do everything in my power to see if it is functioning correctly, and if not, I just re-do what I did 5 minutes ago, like it is actually going to work. Then when it doesn't work, I begin to frantically pace around the room, walking in circles, and calling up friends to tell them I just ruined the lap-top... Not that they are going to know what to do, but I always do this when I get worried over something. Then I sit down, and rationally think of a good excuse to convince myself of why I I ruined the computer. Luckily, in my situation, I ended up having it fixed, somehow. Good thing, because it wasn't even mine to begin with. =0
  • The last time, after the initial panic, I turned it upside down to let the liquid drain out. Then I started cleaning like fury. It was fine.
  • I'd be like: " WOAHHH!! When did I get this laptop?!?!?" Edit:seems this was already posted by someone else.......next time I guess I will read ALL the answers before giving mine.....
  • There goes my project!
  • I would pull the power cord out and remove the battery (no power reduces the risk of damage). Then I would try to pour as much out as I could and dry it off. If the liquid was salty or sugary, I would use a slightly damp cloth to try to remove any residue. Of course, the entire time while doing this, I would be swearing a blue streak. Finally, I would let the laptop sit until I was absolutely positive it had dried out completely before even trying to start it up again.
  • well iwoud dry it of if didnt work i woud run awy cause its not mine
  • 1."[insert slew of angry repedetive swearing here]!!!". 2. Lift it up and try to shake some of the stuff out. 3. leave in that position and run to get a towl. all these steps whilst cursing profusley and probably slamming a few things here and there (and quite possibly the computer itself) though this would provide for me to*have* a laptop wouldn't it :D?
  • Pull the plug and take out the battery before something short-circuits.
  • Depends on whether it was a hot or cold beverage!?
  • First I would say an expletive, and then I would grab just about anything near by to dry it fast, such as a blanket, papers, the shirt off my back, or the cat.
  • "MOTHER OF A LAP, MY ANSWERBAG!!! NOO!!"
  • I would ask if the warranty coveres that!
  • swear and run for a towel.
  • A few swear words and a mad rush for paper towels.
  • after several explatives i would do the same thing alot have said, turn the keyboard upside down in hopes it would dry out
  • I would cry giant sincere tears. While sobbing my lil heart out I would try to clean up the mess. Q-Tips dipped in alcohol, the whole nine yards. I DID spill a Frostie (from Wendy's) in my laptop. It was very ugly. I still need to go get it fixed, in the process of trying to clean it, I knocked off about five keys off the keyboard that I couldn't get back on (and now have lost) plus about half the keys stick and/or type a different letter than I'm aiming for. Eventually I shut the lid and set it far far away from me. I DO need to get it fixed, though. What a tragedy!
  • I just clenched my glass that much tighter when I read this question. I would immediately pull out the power source(s) and turn it upside down. Wipe up as much as I could and set it by some fans to hopefully blow the moisture out of it. Wait two painful days and hope it turns on.
  • Go ABSOLUTELY PSYCO whilst turning the thing upside down, and attempting to get it down safely onto a surface before beating the hell out of the bastard who did it!
  • I would tip it up-side down so that it would drain the keyboard and then wipe up the key-pads and hope that it didnt actually get into the computer.
  • I would yell an extrem amount of curses before calmly try to clean it up and checking to see if it still works.
  • My immediate reaction was to flip the computer over and let the liquid come out the keyboard rather than soak into the motherboard. =)
  • I would immediately invert it.
  • Stand up and shake it free of liquid, drying it off
  • I would say mother f'er then run to get a towel.
  • I would swear, wipe it up and get a catalog for another...if it were unrepairable.
  • swear a lot, and then clean it up, and if it didn't work i would scream.
  • Sweet…I get a new laptop. I have accidental damage protection until March 2009 so if I do anything stupid like that HP will replace it.
  • Turn it off immediately and unplug it. Dump out or mop up any excess liquid. Let it dry completely. See if it still works. If not then be prepared to pay for a new one as it's not covered under warranty and a good technician can spot that kind of damage.
  • My first reaction would be to curse loudly. I'd probably make up a few new words just because I'm southern and I have a God given birth right to butcher the hell out of the English language. Then I'd try to clean it up and save it. If unsalvageable, I'd go back to making up new words.
  • "oh $#!+" then i'd wipe it up and clean everything, turn off the comp and call somebody to fix it :(
  • use tide stain remover!
  • quickly grab a paper towel before it sinks into the keyboard
  • Yelling "sh*************t!". Then trying to clean it up as quick as possible.
  • I turned mine upside down and prayed it wasn't permanently damaged.
  • in all reality you shouldn't have any liquids near your laptop or computer in the first place. #1 rule!
  • Probably use a swear word or 2, and the old me would have probably flipped the hell out. But I've grown to realize that sh*t is going to happen whether or not I get upset about it. I would pray it wasnt damaged, but wouldnt get upset if it was. What good does that do but raise your blood pressure and shorten your life ;)
  • It would be a very loud F-bomb. Then a mad scramble to pick it up out of the way of the rest of my damn, stupid beverage.
  • deftly turn it upside down with thescreen pushed all the way back and leave it for about a day with the battery and power supply removed then turn it over and clean it off. if you do it quick enough the liquid doesnt have time to get inside and just runs back out when you turn it upside down, leaving you with a rather sticky but working laptop. i have seen many laptops get a total soaking and survive but in allmost ALL cases no one attempted to boot the laptop before it was dry. turning it on with water inside is almost ALWAYS fatal. with severe drownings i have disassembled laptops and left all parts to dry seperately then cleaned any residues i can find with cotton buds, with this id say ive had about 60% success rate.
  • pull power, bat, and start cussing. Get a screwdriver, and dismantle to dry the components.
  • "now i can buy a new. it was a piece of shit anyway."
  • F**K or S**T!!!
  • To grab the nearest absorbent thing I can find, whether it's a a towel, sock, whatever.
  • "Jesus Suffering F*CK!!!!!"
  • tears. it took me so long to save up for and i have only had it a few months!
  • Panic, I would not have it to take on my travels.
  • **** **** ********* mother ******* ***** ****
  • Turn it over immediately and let the drink start to drain out!
  • yay!!! an excuse to buy a new one...
  • "SHIT! I WAS JUST ABOUT TO CRACK DOWN ON THE WHOLE CHINA HOAX BUT THE GOV'T MADE ME SPILL MY BEVERAGE SO I CANT EXPOSE THEIR LIE!" Honestly, I'd be convinced that china doesn't exist.
  • Unplug, turn upside down, power off, pray.
  • FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK I BROKE IT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK That happens for about 5 minutes before I clean it.
  • taking out the battery and pulling the plug
  • Being extremely pissed off and probably start cussing in two or three different languages, all the while trying to clean it up and salvage it. If I couldn't salvage it, then I'd have no choice but to buy a new laptop.
  • At first... SHOCK. Then I would scramble to try to get the liquid out. If it were water I wouldn't be as pissed off as say something like soda. I might cry, cuss, hit something... I would probably go through a couple of moods with in 2 minutes :P I paid 850$ for this thing like 4 or 5 months ago.
  • 1. Swear 2. Switch it off. 3. Turn it over.
  • I would quickly finish the rest of the beverage so that no more would spill on the laptop.
  • When you purchase a new laptop make sure to purchase insurance from the manufacturer that covers falls and accidental spillage. That's what saved me. I spilled pop on my Compaq, which is the best I've had, (and I own three), and they had to replace the hard drive which would have cost a fortune. Sometimes you can purchase the insurance after you've had it for a while too!
  • Oh sh*t...bring me a blowdryer quick!
  • As I was yelling "Aw demons!" I'd jump up and turn it upside down, wipe it with a towel, then get the blowdryer out. Then I'd get excited that I have an excuse to go out and shop for a new computer.
  • !!@**&%!!@///...shit !
  • There take THAT!!! Now .... maybe that "error, system overheating " message will stop popping up.
  • My laptop is 8 years old so I'd welcome it: "Yes I have a reason to get a newer laptop!"
  • crap i gotta fix another computer.....
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  • I'm not sure which one, but definitely some random profanity.
  • pick up the laptop immediately, trying to make all the excess liquid stream off
  • find out if the warranty is expiered lol. really i would remove all power and carefuly dry and clean it. place it in a box of dry white rice (be ready to pick the rice out of the holes etc) and let it sit overnight without touching it tooo much power up the next day and asses the damage
  • Extreme anger... My personal rule is no drink at all around my laptop..
  • oh son of a female dog
  • About two four letter words come to mind.. Followed bye a very shameful sob, then a bad mood that drives the whole family away for weeks.. It's happened..
  • The profanities would start flying from my mouth and I would rush to clean it up as quickly as possible.
  • disbelief and tears I imagine lol
  • Shock! Than anger! Nooooooo! I would know my brother split Sprite on my keyboard it takes me forever type anything now!T.T
  • If I spilled a whole beverage in there, I'd immediately go shopping for another laptop. Save your old laptop's hard drive and transfer the info to your new laptop.
  • "Oh Fuck" *sobs* lol then i would probably throw my laptop across the floor and have a fitt or something.
  • This actually happened to me about a month ago. (I spilled a full glass of white wine.) I was irritated that happened and especially when I noticed wine pouring out of the side. My immediate reaction was, ARRRG!!! because I thought I lost my itunes--that was my biggest fear...lol, because I've spent more on itunes than the computer. What to do if this happens: My bf told me to remove the battery and unplug it. My Uncle took my laptop apart and we cleaned it with distilled water. It sat "drying" for a few days and it works now. You just have to act fast and everything will be alright. :D
  • hi,i hope that never happens,im a first class klutz,and if that happns id scream bloody murder!!!!
  • i would be screaming the F word over and over
  • i'd sit, not believing it actually happened for a moment, then throw a huge tantrum and scream profanities, then hopefully realize no damage was actually done
  • I've had three laptops that I've done this to. All three, we've been able to "fix". With all three times I've done so, I freaked out (now there's a law in our household: If I have my laptop, no liquids allowed near by). I learned from the first one - I turned them off, turned it over. I then took towels and a pillow and put it face down on the towel so the liquid could drain. In a couple of days, I'd have to bring it into get it repaired (new keyboard), but with all three, nothing was damaged internally (thank GOD!). Although, with all three...my first reaction (because the liquid I spilled into them was usually soda) was to run to the sink...then I'd realize..."Uh, this might not me a good idea..."
  • That happened to me, and all I said was "hmm, that is a bummer". I have since bought a keyboard cover and it works great.
  • Panic, then ide hide it an ignore it for a few hours
  • put it upside down and grab my blowdryer or dry vacuum and try to get rid of all the stuff in it
  • About two years ago I spilled half a bottle of vodka on my laptop... and I hadent even started drinking. I was just in complete shock. I tipped the laptop on its side so the vodka would come out. I turned it off, and then hair dryed it in the hopw that this would dry up any vodka that I couldnt get out. It took about 3 days for my laptop to sober-up. Shes doing just fine now. Thank god.
  • Immediate? Hmmm. . .that would be the verbal component. Yeah, I'm sorry. .. even AB has its limits on foul language I'd imagine. And then there are those words and phrases that are never even invented until you need them. + to your question though! :)
  • Swearing.
  • Turn it upside-down, turn it it off completely and immediatelly, remove the battery. Now you have two days to contact your technician for him to wash your hardware in a distilled water. After two days bewerage will eat the electric outlets :D
  • I'D PLAY IT OFF AND ACT LIKE I MEANT TO DO THAT.
  • i would yell "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo!" TT.TT. then when i was done i would put the keybored upside down on a towel and pat it saying "please,please,please,please".
  • fitst and foremost remove power connection and remove the battery and upside down the laptop immediately th en i use dyer in same position afer that enasuring that there is no wetness i use earbud to carefully wipe the keyboard and again use the dyer in slow motion
  • Grab a towel and wipe it down before it soaks into the motherboard
  • Pick it up and throw it! Then after all the keys have spilled all over the floor get a towel and wipe down all the little dribbles and puddles that are now completely visible.
  • ur first and important task is to hold your laptop upside down as this will prevent further entry of beverage into it . then next is wipe with a cloth nearby . next do anything . i hope u liked my answer .
  • Turn it over. Turn it off. Pray...
  • Angry with myself, but i would not let it get to me - my files are hosted on the server, so i have lost nothing irretreivable.
  • I'd probably swear some words, then do my best to wipe up all the liquid while swearing that I'm such a clumsy person!

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