Laptop keyboard got wet should i be worried?

Toru Ikeda

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Hello, so i was opening a can of ginger ale and while not pointed at the laptop the liquid sprayed a bit on the keyboard...it didnt get drenched but one droplet got in between the keys..should i be worried? i immediately used a microfiber cloth to remove the liquid..

heres a illustration on how the droplet was placed. http://postimg.org/image/oi2ysyl4v/ the blue dot is the droplet.

i don't proffer to disassble my laptop if necessary... thanks! will the droplet dry eventually? will it attract ants? will the key have sticky residue? what do you think?


THANKS! :)

 

Shpati

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I believe laptops have some sort of shielding to stop wet stuff from going into your motherboard or something.

Personally, I have dropped a couple of water droplets into my laptop keyboard. I just left it off for a while and let it dry. But this is soda, so it's a little more tricky.

Since you don't want to disassemble, I would at least try to remove the keyboard or at least a couple of the keys. I imagine, it will leave a sticky residue.

On another note, sometimes liquids can cause rust on the shielding. I would clean it up before it does. Because like of warranties will find that and will opt not to service you. This is assuming you don't have any accidental warranty.
 

Shpati

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I believe laptops have some sort of shielding to stop wet stuff from going into your motherboard or something.

Personally, I have dropped a couple of water droplets into my laptop keyboard. I just left it off for a while and let it dry. But this is soda, so it's a little more tricky.

Since you don't want to disassemble, I would at least try to remove the keyboard or at least a couple of the keys. I imagine, it will leave a sticky residue.

On another note, sometimes liquids can cause rust on the shielding. I would clean it up before it does. Because like of warranties will find that and will opt not to service you. This is assuming you don't have any accidental warranty.
 
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