How to Take Care of Your Laptop

We all have our clumsy moments around the office or home. But what happens if the clumsiness leads to costly damages. That’s exactly what may happen if you spill water or a drink on your laptop. But we got you! Follow these tips from Gumtree on what to do if you spill something on your laptop.

What to do if you spill liquid on your laptop:

  1. Disconnect the laptop immediately
  2. Remove the battery of the laptop by unscrewing the backplate
  3. Check all sources of power and remove USB components and other connected components
  4. Use a cloth to wipe away the liquid from the keyboard and all ports
  5. Turn the laptop upside-down and place it wide open on a dry cloth for 24 hours
  6. Once completely drained, we advise additional assistance by visiting a laptop repair shop.

It is also advised to do a thorough clean-up of your laptop every few months. Follow these tips:

  1. Buy a can of pressurised air to blast out debris and dust from under the keyboard keys, in the bezel and touchpad, and all ports.
  2. Use a dental cleaner with soft bristles to loosen debris from USB ports and other components.
  3. Dampen a microfiber cloth with cleaning products such as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or disinfecting powder and gently dap the keys on the keyboard.
  4. Use the microfiber to lightly clean the edges and outer surfaces of the laptop to rid it of any stains or marks.
  5. Finally, use a fresh section of the microfiber dipped in clean water to clean the screen and chassis.

Now that you know how to keep your laptop clean and protected, browse through Gumtree’s range of screen protectors for additional safety.

Now that you have the knowledge, it is time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).


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