Nothing pains me more (in a technology sense) than to hear stories of laptops being damaged by completely avoidable liquid spills – especially when those spills happen to brand new computers. This just happened (again) to a client of mine. A brand new Christmas present MacBook Air is possibly destroyed because of a Slurpee getting knocked over by a dog.
The first rule of laptop usage is to keep liquids away from your laptop. There should be no cups, glasses, or bottles on the same table that your laptop is sitting – period! As careful as you think you will be, any number of things can accidentally happen to knock that drink over and that can be the end of your laptop. This is especially true if you have kids and/or pets! Time and time again I see people with glasses of wine or coffee cups or other laptop-ruining substances sitting right next to their expensive computers. It’s like playing Russian Roulette with your laptop! Just keep those drinks on a separate table or find somewhere else to sit your laptop! You may think it won’t happen to you, but trust me when I’ve seen far too many liquid-damaged laptops to know better.
I make it a habit to move liquids away from any electronics any time I see it. For the sake of your laptops, take heed of this advice and share it with your family and friends. The laptop you save just might be your own.
As always, feel free to ask me any technology questions you may have and I’ll respond right away.