Have you tried spilling something on your computer?

Hong Kong
February 5, 2009 10:31pm CST
My friend just ruined his computer by spilling orange juice on it and it's dead right now. I haven't spilled anything on my computer before by accidental. What about you? Was your computer recovered afterwards?
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18 responses
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
6 Feb 09
i have spilled grinks in my keboard many times and have to wait until it dry out before it will work again.i broke my own rule not suppose to drink around the computer at all.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
6 Feb 09
drinks
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Luckily, I've never spilled anything on my computer keyboard. However, I did read an article not too long ago that said if you spill liquid of any type on a computer or cell phone or other electronic item, simply unplug it and don't push any of the buttons until you are sure it's completely dry. It said to wait a day or 2 until you believe it's dry. And it also said that, in many cases, the item will work again as long as you don't press any buttons while it's wet. The article said that when electronics get wet, they will short out if power buttons or other buttons are pressed. I don't know if that's correct, but that's what I read.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 09
Hello wondericequeen, I always be extra careful whenever I am doing things in front of my computer especially the one at home. I don't bring any food, drinks or anything I can spill on the computer. I am not good at it and it will be such a hassle if I destroy the machine - I will definitely get a nag from my husband.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
6 Feb 09
hello wondericequeen i am so sorry to hear about your friend spilling orange juice on his computer? in saying that did you mean that he knocked over the orange juice on the keyboard and ruined the keyboard? or did you mean by saying that that your friend knocked over the orange juice on his laptop? and ruined his computer? oh my gosh! i sure hope that nobody's laptop is ruined. the keyboard getting wrecked would be bad enough. about a year ago, one of our friends was at our house visiting with us and he splashed his drink out of his cup when he went to sit it back down on the computer desk and some of the liquid went onto the keyboard and it took away for the stickieness of the keyboard to go away and to work properly again. our friend by no means meant for his drink to splash out of his cup like that to ruin anything of ours. he felt so bad about that, we tried to wipe it off right afterwards, but it had down ran down inside of some parts of the keyboard that got sticky. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@amitksing (1324)
• India
6 Feb 09
No, I always take care not to harm my computer with such accidents. And now with a laptop, the care has become even more sincere. But yes, once I tried cleaning my laptop screen with ordinary mirror cleaning solution and cotton, and the results were heart breaking. I got a lot of permanent spots on the laptop screen which looked really bad! Later on I read about the cleaning method for LCD screens and since then, have been following it on my new laptop!
@youless (90886)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Feb 09
Fortunately I haven't tried it before. However, when I was a child. I tried spilling the soup to the TV set accidentally. I was sad and I cried as I was afraid the TV set would be out of work after that. Fortunately this TV set could be turned on after a while. And even it lasted for several years. This TV had a very good quality and even passed the terrible quality test by me:) I love China
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
6 Feb 09
yes, i have spilled a soda or water on my keyboard a lot of times, i just turn the pc off or dry the keyboard...i never had serious problems though..
@user_786 (1338)
6 Feb 09
Ni i never spilled anything purposely. Once water got spilled on my keyboard and it had to be replaced because it had stopped working
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I spilled soda pop on a keyboard we had several years ago and it stopped working as well.
• India
6 Feb 09
no. and i prefer not to do so!!!
• Canada
6 Feb 09
nope.. not yet..lets not jinx it..lol..have a good day!
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
6 Feb 09
I never have drinks near my computer.there are no chances of liquid going in my computer.It is very expensive to again buy a new computer.Even if its in warranty.The service center will not fix it.Because liquid has entered in the parts.
• China
6 Feb 09
Once i spilled some water on the keyboard,which made me very nervous.i'm afraid that the keyboard was broken.Fortunately,i found all things were normal afterwards,hehe~~
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
nope, i have not accidentally spilled any liquid that would ruin my computer. the only thing i accidentally spilled over my computer is my cluttered brain!
• Canada
6 Feb 09
I've spat pop on my laptop from laughing before... and it was alot. But my laptop has spill protection so its fine. I spilt a bottle of something on a keyboard for a desktop one time though and broke the keyboard
@Porcospino (16522)
• Denmark
6 Feb 09
Many years ago I spilled some orange juice on my computer. It didn't ruin the computer, but the keyboard looked slightly different afterwards I think it was my first computer and I only used it to play games, I was a child at that time and I wasn't very careful. Actually I think that I spilled more than orange juice on it, but it never broke down. Now I am more careful with my computer and I don't want anything to happen to it, if I can prevent it. I almost spilled a cup of coffee on my ex-boyfriend's laptop once, but I managed to protect the computer. Otherwise I would have become extremely unpopular I think
• India
6 Feb 09
i have spilled some curry on to my key board and my key board got repaired so nothing yet spilled onmy computer as i bought a water proof mouse and key board happy mylottin so no problem when some thing spills also
@fineartist (1217)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Ah, that's too bad about your friend's computer. :( I never spilled anything on my computer, but I always keep drinks near it. I guess I've been lucky. I think I will be extra careful now, after hearing about your friend's computer. Have a good night!