01-27-2019 09:38 AM - edited 01-27-2019 09:39 AM
I have accidently spilled water on my T480 laptop... I have switched off urgently and kept right now in dry place for water to evaporate. I am going to switch on my computer after 3 days from now. Is my laptop covered in warranty for water spill? Dont know the hidden meanings of Warrantt type.
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T480 (Type 20L5, 20L6) Laptop (ThinkPad) Change Product
Warranty Type: 3EZ Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2021-07-02
This product has a three year limited warranty and is entitled to depot repair service. Customers may call their local service
center for more information. Dealers may provide carry-in repair for this product. Batteries have a one year warranty.
Warranty Type: 1EZBAT Valid from: 2018-04-04 Expires in: 2019-07-02
The battery included within this product is entitled to a 1 year CRU/Depot warranty. Please note that this may differ from the
warranty of the base product itself.
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01-27-2019 10:00 AM
It is not covered. You would need to have bought something called "Thinkpad Protection" or "accidental damage coverage".
01-27-2019 12:06 PM
Depending on how much water was involved, you may find that the keyboard is damaged and the rest is OK. The keyboard is a pain to change on that model, but it is cheaper than a laptop or a motherboard
01-27-2019 12:53 PM
02-26-2019 11:09 PM
02-27-2019 04:35 PM
My T440s survived a significant water spill without disabling the internal battery.
That is an excellent question about whether to tilt / invert it or not. I used Alt-F4 frantically while holding it upside-down at an angle to turn it off. Afterward I wondered if I should have left it level. Does anyone know of official guidance (or have too much experience)?
To help it dry, I'd suggest partly lifting the keyboard, and undoing the back cover . I found many places that I could pick up water drops with a lint-free tissue. Rich gave me some good keyboard tips here but the T480 may be different.