While we’ve listed methods to save your laptop in case of a spillage, there are a few things that won’t help as much as you think they would. First, you should never use a blow dryer on a device, whether a smartphone or a laptop, as its heat can do more harm than good. Further, you shouldn’t keep your laptop out in the sun as it could heat the components, such as the battery, RAM, and CPU, beyond their operational temperature limit, causing harm.
Storing your device in a bucket of rice doesn’t help, either. In fact, if the rice grains get stuck in small openings, such as the USB-A ports on a Windows laptop or the USB-C ports on a MacBook, you might have to get them replaced.
If you’re trying to clean the internal components, do not spray or pour isopropyl alcohol directly on them. Instead, pour the liquid on the microfiber cloth or the cotton swab and gently rub it on the affected area. Last but not least, even if your laptop is spill-proof or water-resistant, do not turn it on in the middle of the drying process just to see whether it is working.