Liquid Spills on Portable Computers Spilling a liquid on your laptop can be a real problem, but accidents happen and there are a few steps you can take to minimize the damage. Most importantly, don’t try to restart the computer if it has shut down. If the computer is still running, perform a forced shutdown by pressing and holding down the power button until the computer shuts off. (Count to ten slowly while you hold down the power button). Next, the battery should be removed. If you have a Dell or almost any other brand of PC this is easy … Continue reading If You Spill Something, Say Something.