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Spilled coke over Asus Strix laptop

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Get some rubbing alcohol into the cracks (99% if you can) and then leave the laptop open, face down. It should start to cleanse the sugar. This is the best you can do short of a teardown.

Hi everyone,

 

Today i spilled some coke over my laptop's keyboard. I know, never put drinks near a laptop, but i was just being dumb.
The laptop itself still works fine, including all the keys and the backlight led's. But the right control key is so extremely sticky that i can barely push it in. And when i tried to remove it, they key started to break, so...yeah. I don't really use that key anyway so i don't really mind.

 

What I have heard is that the sugar in a laptop will have some damaging effect in a laptop due to corrosion. Can it really damage a 2017/2018 laptop that easily, and if so, when should i start seeing the effect? I noticed that my keys have an extra plastic layer under it to protect the led's, so idk if that helps? The laptop is a Asus ROG Strix GL703VD. 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

 

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Get some rubbing alcohol into the cracks (99% if you can) and then leave the laptop open, face down. It should start to cleanse the sugar. This is the best you can do short of a teardown.

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Yes, coke in particular is pretty corrosive and the sugar will indeed gum everything up.

 

The best advice is to get it professionally cleaned, it won't be cheap but better to do it as soon as possible before problems start.

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Disassemble, clean the keyboard and anything else that has residue on it with 90%+ rubbing alcohol, then put the cleaned parts in a warm place (100-125F/45c) for a few hours to dry.

 

Do not submerge the screen or get liquid on the mechanical HDD if it has one.

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