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    I splashed coffee on my laptop and it shut down. UGH! SHOOT ME NOW!

    I wiped it up, there was more on the table then the laptop. Unhooked it and tipped it side to side I will be lucky if a 1/2 tsp came out. Then took my hair dryer on cool settings to the front of it. It was mostly on the mouse pad...

    I am such an idiot. It's still off apparently you should wait an hour UGH!

    what are the chances that it's okay or should I kill myself before my husband gets home.
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    Break out a window of your house and say someone stole it. Then, throw it away and call insurance.
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    while that is all cute and funny and you made me at least crack a bit of a smirk, I don't see it as an option..... *sigh*
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    Well, does it work? Wait a few hours for it to dry, and then try turning it on to see if it still works. If so, I would suggest backing up all the data on it IMMEDIATELY, and watching it for signs of failure over the next few days. It may well be fine. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't.

    If it comes on, but the keyboard or mouse doesn't work, you can usually plug another keyboard/mouse in through the USB port, or possibly a PS/2 port depending on the model/age.

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    I don't really know much about these kinds of things, but I would assume that if the harddrive isn't damaged that you could at least get your stuff recovered somewhere even if the computer doesn't work as a whole.
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    it's brand new we have had it all of what 2 weeks

    It's an HP Pavilion there is hardly anything on it to back up

    my husband is gonna hate me... great..... like I really need this on my plate as well right
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    Quote Originally Posted by targo View Post
    it's brand new we have had it all of what 2 weeks

    It's an HP Pavilion there is hardly anything on it to back up

    my husband is gonna hate me... great..... like I really need this on my plate as well right
    Relax, you don't even know that the coffee ruined it... I spilled coffee on a keyboard once, and turned off my computer and waited for it to dry. It still worked, although the keys were sticky for a long time after that.

    Sometimes laptop keyboards have a mechanism that keeps things spilled from going into the circuitry, and sometimes even if they do get into the circuitry, and you wait for it to dry, it can work again. Just try it before you panic.

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    is there a reset button on it??

    it's been an hour and it won't turn on
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    Do not wait a few hours, wait a few -DAYS-.

    You need to keep it in a well ventilated area. Water isn't kryptonite for electronics, but the short circuiting -IS-. You need to be absolutely positive about two things.

    1) It is dry
    2) There is no corrosion

    Other than that, it should be fine as long as you shut it off immediately after you spilled it, though it may be quite sticky.

    Also, keep it unplugged, batter removed.
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    there was hardly any sugar in the coffee
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