Should I blow air onto a drowning laptop?
May 31, 2006 11:56 AM Subscribe
SpillOnLaptopFilter: To blow or not to blow?
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A good friend of mine had a nasty spill on her laptop. I of course told her to turn it off, disconnect the battery, let it dry out, etc. I'm going to head over there later with some silica gel and Q-Tips and try to accelerate the process, but in the course of browsing other recommendations here and on other sites, there doesn't seem to be a consensus about whether using a fan or a blow dryer is good or bad.
Some people say that using a blow dryer (not on the hottest setting) or leaving the computer in front of a fan overnight is a good technique, but other people are saying that it can blow the liquid into places it wasn't before, so it should be avoided.
Does anyone have experience with this or know of some authoritative word on the subject? I want to help her out as much as possible but I wouldn't want to make things worse.
Any other super-cool laptop-drying tips are appreciated as well. :)