Computers are such common fixtures of modern life, many users forget the sensitive electronics that lurk under the PC's plastic skin. And, unless you're running a specialized cooling system, these electronics don't like liquids.
Unfortunately, these careless users haven't heeded this advice. Whether it's beer, wine, water, or powered candy, these users still haven't learned to protect their PCs from spills.
This photo may be cute, but a pug, a cup of coffee, and a laptop is a recipe for trouble. What happens if the pooch takes a fancy to drinking out of the cup when the owner isn't around?
Not only does this unfortunate individual still have the power cord attached, but the laptop is still running. First rule of spills: Turn of the device and kill the power. Then, completely dry the device before powering it back up.
During a semester in Rome, these ladies spilled wine on this laptop. I'm not really sure why they are hold the machine over their heads. But, I love the one girl's expression. I'm not sure if she's shocked or amused.
Girlfriend spills LIK-M-AID Fun Dip on boyfriend's laptop
While not as potentially dangerous as a liquid, this powered candy from Nestle can still cause a mess. According to this individual, his girlfriend cause the spill. "Were Bre not so awesome," he wrote, "this would be a break-up offense."
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By Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...