This user spilled peach schnapps on her laptop. What's funny about her situation is that she's following her friend Katie's advice for "tent drying" the machine. How did Katie know what to do? She spilled hot chocolate on her Dell laptop, and Dell Support suggested this very technique. This user should have learned from her friend's mistake and not kept open containers of schnapps around her laptop in the first place.
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