Monday, 27 August 2018

Be careful with your stuff - don't spill tea on your laptop

This is a little story of mine, with which I hope to ensure that nobody else has the same problem that I had.

Last Sunday, i was on my laptop as usual. I was about to go to bed, so I was saying goodnight to people on Facebook and then getting ready to hibernate my computer, which is what I normally do with my laptops. I had a cup of tea on one of my desks, which I hadn't completely finished drinking and as I went to bed, I left the cup on my desk. I thought nothing of it at the time, but the next day I would realise what a bad mistake this was.

The next morning, I woke up at half 6, ready to go to work. It turns out that I had left something at my dads, so I had to go there first before going to work. Anyway, when I got up, and was rushing about, I noticed that my laptop was covered in tea. I thought to myself "that wasn't there when I went to bed, so how did it get there?". All day I was wondering who had done it, and i  was worrying at work that it wouldn't work when I got home - especially considerin the fact that it cost my £950 to buy the laptop.

Anyway, I got home and I was too nervous to turn it on. I did eventually, and it worked, but by this point I had already spent £142 on a second hand laptop to use as a backup (infact, that is what I am writing this blog post from, because I think that the keyboard on this laptop is absolutely fantastic - more to come later (I hope to make a video on this computer at some point, if I can fit it in around my work schedule among other things).

Anyway, needless to say, I will not be leaving a half full cup on my desk again, because that is what caused this. It turned out that my mom had picked the cup up, and tipped it upside down whilst carrying it out of my room. This resulted in the laptop being soaked in tea - obviously something that isn't ideal.

Anyway, I hope that you learn from my lesson so that your laptop isn't damaged by tea, coffee, etc.

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