The blue screen of death, the black matrix screen and the unfortunate timing of computer freezes are frequent patience checkpoints that we face in today’s world. But these issues usually have small and easy solutions that you work on to get your computer running again. Apparently the most commonly seen issues related to PCs and laptops stem from our own activities relating to the computer. So here are some of the most commonly seen issues related to computers and quick fixes for these issues until you get help from the experts.
Step one: Force shut down
The tried and tested thing to do when liquid goes into something electronics (laptop, phone, tablet or other) is to force shut down the electronic device, unplug and remove any batteries. Take off any and all wires and cables attached to it and then turn it upside down (turn sideways for PCs) or towards the side where you spilled the liquid so it will not contaminate other sides and will drain quicker.
Step two: Taking it apart
If you know how to disassemble the equipment then you should go ahead with it. This is easy for PC computers as you can follow a YouTube video but disassembling a phone or a tablet is not recommended due to the fragility of the parts of the device. But if you think you can handle it then take the device apart and let it dry out in the sun (do not try to dry it with hair driers). If you have some circuit cleaner or alcohol then you can use it to wipe down the pieces of the electronic device. If you are not sure about taking some parts apart then contact desktop support services in Singapore that run for 24/7 and request aid. Usually you need to dry out the device for two or three days and if you were quick with your hands your equipment should work.
Step three: Rice bowl alternative
You can put the piece of equipment in a bowl of dry rice. You need to cover the whole equipment with the dry rice so that the water is absorbed by the rice and your electronic equipment does not short circuit. Then you need to immediately call IT helpdesk support and put an appointment for fixing your computer.
The best way to counteract a spill is to wipe down as fast as you can and to turn the electronic device towards the spill site. It will ensure that the spill does not move throughout the device and you will be able to save your device.