11-07-2016 01:53 AM - edited 11-07-2016 01:56 AM
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?
11-07-2016 09:46 AM - edited 11-07-2016 09:48 AM
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.
11-07-2016 11:02 PM
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.