Writer’s Workshop: Things I Learned Recently…

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  1. If you’re going to drink coffee (or something else) near your laptop, having a mug with a lid (like a travel mug) is a great idea.

  2. Make sure you leave the lid closed when you’re not drinking out of the travel mug.

  3. If for some reason you get coffee on your keyboard:

    • Unplug your laptop and disconnect everything attached to it.
    • Turn the laptop off.
    • Remove the battery if you can.
    • Leave the laptop open at an acute angle (under 90°) and turn it upside down onto a towel (or paper towels).
    • Don’t touch it for 48-72 hours (the longer the better).
    • Reattach the battery (if necessary) and turn it on. If it turns on and works fine, great! If not, take it to be repaired.
  4. Buying a silicone keyboard protector is probably a good idea.

I learned this the hard way…

8 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: Things I Learned Recently…

  1. Oh man, I ALWAYS have a mug of coffee near my computer. It’s a miracle it hasn’t been spilled yet, but I did ruin my laptop keyboard with something else. I can’t remember what I did now, but a few of the keys never worked again. It’s the only computer I have so I ended up buying a wireless keyboard for $30 on Amazon. It is connected to my computer with a USB and now I use it for all of my typing needs! lol I just couldn’t bring myself to replace the entire computer. I’m glad you saved it!

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  2. Good Advice! My hubby spilled it all over our laptop but quickly tossed it!!! I was at work and told him to put it upside down after unplugging everything but he didn’t. This was after he let scammers onto our computer(thankfully he figured it out and unplugged it plus brought it to get checked out). He also somehow deleted everything!! I don’t know how he did it but he asked my ex to retrieve it and my ex works with computers. My ex retrieved the information but only after 6 hours! I told hubby not to do anything on the computer.

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    1. Sounds like a real mess! You’re lucky you could get everything back. You might want to consider a good backup program and take backups recently, so in case your hard drive crashes you’ll be able to get back your data without too much difficulty. I know my backup drive has been a lifesaver…

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