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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!
 
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
 
So what to do?? First you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove it fully.
 
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and 85% or better isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! Using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appearapart or replaced.
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and 85% or better isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! Using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appearapart or replaced.
 
If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.
 
So why distilled water and not tap water?
So why distilled water and not tap water?
 
Distilled water is PURE water (H2O) in this form it dissolves the water soluble stuff and neutralizes the acids. allowing you to wash it all away. Tap & spring water have lots of minerals in solution with the water its these impurities which do the damage. Just like the can of Coke you spilled it will leave a corrosive film which over time will cause harm. unlike the distilled water which when dried won't leave a film.
Distilled water is PURE water (H2O) in this form it dissolves the water soluble stuff and neutralizes the acids. allowing you to wash it all away. Tap & spring water have lots of minerals in solution with the water its these impurities which do the damage. Just like the can of Coke you spilled it will leave a corrosive film which over time will cause harm. unlike the distilled water which when dried won't leave a film.
 
Isopropyl alcohol allows us to remove the fats & oils that maybe present it also acts as a drier for the distilled water which speeds up its drying. Even still we want to allow the parts to fully dry before we reassemble and test the system out.

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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!
 
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
 
So what to do?? First you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove it fully.
 
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and 85% or better isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! Using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and 85% or better isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! Using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
 
If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.
 
So why distilled water and not tap water? Distilled

Distilled
water is PURE water (H2O) in this form it dissolves the water soluble stuff and neutralizes the acids. allowing you to wash it all away. Tap & spring water have lots of minerals in solution with the water its these impurities which do the damage. Just like the can of Coke you spilled it will leave a corrosive film which over time will cause harm. unlike the distilled water which when dried won't leave a film.

Isopropyl alcohol allows us to remove the fats & oils that maybe present it also acts as a drier for the distilled water which speeds up its drying. Even still we want to allow the parts to fully dry before we reassemble and test the system out.
So why distilled water and not tap water? Distilled

Distilled
water is PURE water (H2O) in this form it dissolves the water soluble stuff and neutralizes the acids. allowing you to wash it all away. Tap & spring water have lots of minerals in solution with the water its these impurities which do the damage. Just like the can of Coke you spilled it will leave a corrosive film which over time will cause harm. unlike the distilled water which when dried won't leave a film.

Isopropyl alcohol allows us to remove the fats & oils that maybe present it also acts as a drier for the distilled water which speeds up its drying. Even still we want to allow the parts to fully dry before we reassemble and test the system out.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!
 
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
 
So what to do?? First you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove it fully.
 
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! usingUsing cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! usingUsing cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
 
If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.
 
So why distilled water and not tap water? Distilled water is PURE water (H2O) in this form it dissolves the water soluble stuff and neutralizes the acids. allowing you to wash it all away. Tap & spring water have lots of minerals in solution with the water its these impurities which do the damage. Just like the can of Coke you spilled it will leave a corrosive film which over time will cause harm. unlike the distilled water which when dried won't leave a film.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!
 
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
 
So what to do firstdo?? First you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove itit fully.
So what to do firstdo?? First you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove itit fully.
 
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
 
If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!
 
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant as it only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true as any desiccant as it only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.
 
So what to do first you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove it.
 
Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.
 
If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.

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Original post by: Dan ,

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I love rice but its useless in drying out a system. This is an old urban legend!

Someone assumed it works in pulling out moisture from a saltshaker so it must work for a phone or computer! Sadly, this is not true any desiccant as it only pulls the moisture from the air not condensed wetness like a spilled drink. Besides it won't remove the sugar or acids in your soda which is what will do the most harm.

So what to do first you need to open your system to disconnect the battery ASAP! And leave it disconnected or remove it.

Next you'll need to remove the spilled drink using distilled water (not tap water!) and isopropyl alcohol. Time is critical as the sooner you clean the spill out the better! using cotton swabs (Q-Tips) wipe down what you can see if its a lot you may need to dip the part in a tub of distilled water and use a small paint brush or soft toothbrush to scrub the areas. this works for the logic board but any part that is porous like the keyboard & trackpad will need to be taken appear or replaced.

If you can't do this then you'll need to find someone with the skills locally to help you. for now keep the system as cool as you can to slow down the chemical reactions.

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