English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

1 Posts

11-06-2016

BR

11 Signins

100 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎11-06-2016
  • Location: BR
  • Views: 100
  • Message 1 of 4

Coffee Spill on Thinkpad T430

2016-11-07, 9:53 AM

Hi community!

 

Yesterday, I accidentally spilled coffee (no sugar and only a little bit of milk) in my ThinkPad T430.

it was plugged in the charger, and as soon as I spilled coffee the computer shut down (the coffee reached the bottom of the screen)

I took off the battery and the keyboard, cleaned a bit and now the computer is drying.

when I opened there was coffee around but apparently it didn't reach the mother board.

 

I am almost sure it won't turn on again due to the fact it instantly shut down when the coffee touched the keyboard.

However, I Hope you can give me more positive views on my computer's situation? Is there any chance to save it? 

 

Thanks

Nymsai

 

Reply
Options

10496 Posts

01-02-2010

US

39282 Signins

406242 Page Views

  • Posts: 10496
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: US
  • Views: 406242
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: Coffee Spill on Thinkpad T430

2016-11-07, 17:46 PM

It will need to be disassembled to determine what was damaged.  Affected parts may be cleaned with alcohol, but may not recover.  Coffee is both acidic and conductive so things hit will likely be damaged.  (As a slight comfort, coffee is less terrible than cola-based soft drinks.) The best case would be that the coffee hit the power jack only and caused a short.  The keyboard would likely be damaged beyond repair.


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Options

204 Posts

04-23-2008

US

256 Signins

2272 Page Views

  • Posts: 204
  • Registered: ‎04-23-2008
  • Location: US
  • Views: 2272
  • Message 3 of 4

Re: Coffee Spill on Thinkpad T430

2016-11-08, 5:05 AM

I thought Lenovo Thinkpads were supposed to be immune to drink spills?


I am a former employee not a support professional so any help I offer here is as a fellow user.
Reply
Options

10496 Posts

01-02-2010

US

39282 Signins

406242 Page Views

  • Posts: 10496
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: US
  • Views: 406242
  • Message 4 of 4

Re: Coffee Spill on Thinkpad T430

2016-11-08, 7:02 AM

They resist spills.  They are not immune.  There are channels around the keyboard that empty a small amount into drain holes.  The hope is that the keyboard will suffer, but more expensive parts will be protected..  Too much liquid will spill over the drain channels.  It depends on how much liquid and where it happens to land.  


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save