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Laptop Leaking Clear Fluid Is It Toxic?

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This morning my sons laptop was in a puddle of clear fluid it appears to be leaking from the battery compartment does anyone know what it is I'm worried that its toxic and my son has already got it on… Read More
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4m, 2d agoPosted 4 months, 2 days ago
This morning my sons laptop was in a puddle of clear fluid it appears to be leaking from the battery compartment does anyone know what it is I'm worried that its toxic and my son has already got it on his hands taking the battery out. Its not water and the only part of the laptop thats wet is inside the battery compartment any help would be greatly appreciated.
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4m, 2d agoPosted 4 months, 2 days ago
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How old is your son? Have you checked his browsing history?

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#1
that will be acid, as corrosive as car battery acid, take lots of pictures ready for any claim you may need evidence of
#2
Probably is toxic if it's coming from the battery. Make sure your child(ren) doesn't get it in his mouth and is washed off him urgently. Take the laptop to a professional as a matter of urgency but bag it up well and explain the problem before the laptop expert gets it out of the bag. I hope everything is backed up as this could be fatal to your lappy.
#3
If it's actually from the laptop then unplug it from the mains, put on some rubber gloves and remove the battery then take the battery outside.

It's worth checking that nothing has been split onto it as I've never heard of a laptop battery leaking and it's the only part of the laptop which is capable of leaking.
#4
as above, wise advice.
If the battery can be removed I'd take it out and bag it up.
Take lots of photos.
#5
squiff
Take the laptop to a professional as a matter of urgency but bag it up well and explain the problem before the laptop expert gets it out of the bag.
Let's hope the headline reads: Expert removes laptop from bag and smells 7up shocker oO
#6
I've never heard of a laptop battery leaking like this. I think that it is much more likely that the laptop has been put down on something wet and that has then seeped in to the battery compartment or possibly something spilt on top that has worked its way down. If the battery is not bulging or damaged, I personally would give the fluid a sniff to try to identify where it's come from, wipe it off with a paper towel, leave it a day or two to fully dry out and put everything back together again. Wear rubber gloves if you're concerned and make sure your son washes his hands.
#7
Very strange , there's very little liquid in a Lithium battery ,just a bit of gel I believe . Are you sure the cat hasn't used it as a litter or a glass of pop spilt on it ? Are you sure your son isn't being a tad economical with the truth ?

Edited By: rogparki on Jan 19, 2017 17:04: add
#8
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.



Edited By: Outrunner on Jan 19, 2017 17:00
#9
My vote is for the cat or the son, they both tend to pee everywhere.

So definitely wear the gloves!!!
#10
How old is your son? Have you checked his browsing history?
#11
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
#12
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, some laptops are watercooled, but very top of the range things. Like several thousands of pounds worth so doubt it will be that.
#13
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?

Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
#14
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?

Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg


That made me actually lol.
#15
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
#16
bobbbbb
I've never heard of a laptop battery leaking like this. I think that it is much more likely that the laptop has been put down on something wet and that has then seeped in to the battery compartment or possibly something spilt on top that has worked its way down. If the battery is not bulging or damaged, I personally would give the fluid a sniff to try to identify where it's come from, wipe it off with a paper towel, leave it a day or two to fully dry out and put everything back together again. Wear rubber gloves if you're concerned and make sure your son washes his hands.
Or you could seal the child and laptop in a bag of rice and place in the airing cupboard for 24hrs -that seems to sort most problems (_;)
#17
rogparki
Very strange , there's very little liquid in a Lithium battery ,just a bit of gel I believe . Are you sure the cat hasn't used it as a litter or a glass of pop spilt on it ? Are you sure your son isn't being a tad economical with the truth ?
No cat and no drinks involved
#18
krlbrd
How old is your son? Have you checked his browsing history?
My son is nearly 19 and he is very responsible with his stuff never broke a laptop, games console or phone ever
#19
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
Do you think its possible it overheated and fractured, he did have a problem a few months back where it just shutdown and wouldn't turn back on and he said it was hot.
#20
rogparki
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
No cat and the child has nothing to fess up to, apparently this happens a lot according to the internet but no-one seems to know what it is. I will post the answer to the mystery when I get it inspected by Asus
#21
Berni967
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
Do you think its possible it overheated and fractured, he did have a problem a few months back where it just shutdown and wouldn't turn back on and he said it was hot.
Be sure to let us know the outcome (make and model of Laptop would help -name and shame !) This has obviously never happened to anyone before , so it would be interesting to learn more .
#22
Gentle_Giant
My vote is for the cat or the son, they both tend to pee everywhere.
So definitely wear the gloves!!!
No cat and the son is toilet trained I least I hope he is he's 19
#23
rogparki
Berni967
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
Do you think its possible it overheated and fractured, he did have a problem a few months back where it just shutdown and wouldn't turn back on and he said it was hot.
Be sure to let us know the outcome (make and model of Laptop would help -name and shame !) This has obviously never happened to anyone before , so it would be interesting to learn more .
Its an Asus N56VZ i7 8GB RAM 1000GB and it wasn't cheap bought it for uni hoping it would do him the whole 3 years
#24
Berni967
rogparki
Berni967
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
Do you think its possible it overheated and fractured, he did have a problem a few months back where it just shutdown and wouldn't turn back on and he said it was hot.
Be sure to let us know the outcome (make and model of Laptop would help -name and shame !) This has obviously never happened to anyone before , so it would be interesting to learn more .
Its an Asus N56VZ i7 8GB RAM 1000GB and it wasn't cheap bought it for uni hoping it would do him the whole 3 years
Well as he's 19 and toilet trained I would hope he has got straight on to Asus and informed them of this unlikely problem with their machine . As its a "fit for purpose" claim it doesn't matter whether its out of warranty ,provided he hasn't made unauthorised modifications to it they must still sort it by law . Still baffles me how a Laptop can leak a puddle though , you'll struggle explaining that .
#25
Berni967
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg
Do you think its possible it overheated and fractured, he did have a problem a few months back where it just shutdown and wouldn't turn back on and he said it was hot.


Outrunner is talking rubbish. Your laptop isn't water cooled. That's a copper heatsink and heatpipe, there is no liquid coolant in laptops.
#26
Berni967
rogparki
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
No cat and the child has nothing to fess up to, apparently this happens a lot according to the internet but no-one seems to know what it is. I will post the answer to the mystery when I get it inspected by Asus

I think you personally getting it inspected by Asus is the best way to find out the answer.
#27
Maybe your child knows how much you sacrificed to get him that Laptop and doesn't like to tell you he spilt something on it ? It could well be OK once its dried (I know from experience of similar accidents ) . Otherwise -Home Insurance accidental damage ? Failing that a computer shop will probably be able to repair it at a reasonable cost - but the truth about the accident will enable them to pinpoint the fault more quickly .
#28
Pronhub tugfest?
#29
rogparki
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
Berni967
No cat and the child has nothing to fess up to, apparently this happens a lot according to the internet
Of course it does, cos there's a lot of cats and kids that don't fess up to piddly incidents.
#30
AndyRoyd
rogparki
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
Berni967
No cat and the child has nothing to fess up to, apparently this happens a lot according to the internet
Of course it does, cos there's a lot of cats and kids that don't fess up to piddly incidents.
Actually I have seen a lot of posts about this exact same thing happening and no animals or children involved, people who know that there has not been any accidents and the laptop was perfectly fine when last used. The next morning finding it with a pool of liquid underneath it only problem is nowhere does anyone say what it was because the laptop seems fine when dried out and they haven't had it looked at.
#31
rogparki
Its all gone quiet on the thread - has the child or the cat fessed up ?
Berni967
No cat and the child has nothing to fess up to, apparently this happens a lot according to the internet
AndyRoyd
Of course it does, cos there's a lot of cats and kids that don't fess up to piddly incidents.
Berni967
Actually I have seen a lot of posts about this exact same thing happening and no animals or children involved....
I appreciate it is almost inconceiveable, but responsible adults have been known to distance themselves with such mishaps as well.
Berni967
.The next morning finding it with a pool of liquid underneath it only problem is nowhere does anyone say what it was because the laptop seems fine when dried out and they haven't had it looked at.
Lol. Spills / previous dunking is more plausible than random liquid ejected from and pooling under laptop; laptop drying out; then working fine as if nothing had happended.
Regardless: I hope that no harm has come to humans and animals.
#32
I'm really surprised something like this could happen in 2017. the dilithium crystals have broken down releasing their lithium fluid.
#33
seriously, there wouldn't be a lot of fluid if the battery leaked.


This would be from Lithium/Thionyl chloride (SOCl2) primary cells. Thionyl chloride reacts with moisture to produce SO2 which has a sour smell.

LiIon secondary cells contain solvents like ethyl acetate and ethyl carbonate which have a fruity etheral smell. a bit like juicyfruits.

however, there is no mention of a smell so.... someone is probably telling porkies or a cat crept in and .....
#34
jonnithomas
I'm really surprised something like this could happen in 2017. the dilithium crystals have broken down releasing their lithium fluid.


Do you think this could happen everyone seems to think this is not possible but my son would of told me if there had been an accident with a drink. I'm sending it to Asus for inspection will they know if it was this that happened I'm worried they will just turn round and say water damage to get out of it
#35
ASUS will tell you straightaway if has been damaged by fluid either 'accidently' or otherwise - my 19 year-old son said his iphone had stopped working. I was highly embarrassed when Apple show me the internal water mark - son 'fessed up eventually that he had dropped it down the toilet.
#36
Berni967
jonnithomas
I'm really surprised something like this could happen in 2017. the dilithium crystals have broken down releasing their lithium fluid.
Do you think this could happen everyone seems to think this is not possible but my son would of told me if there had been an accident with a drink. I'm sending it to Asus for inspection will they know if it was this that happened I'm worried they will just turn round and say water damage to get out of it

errrm, sorry, that was a joke. that's what fuels the warp drive in star trek.
#37
Outrunner
rogparki
Outrunner
It could be the fluid from the CPU cooling leaking into the battery bay (never know a CPU cooler to leak though). or as said above, something has been spilt on the laptop.
CPU coolant - in a laptop ?
Yes, they are liquid cooled, the fan blows through a radiator cooling the coolant, http://www.justforlaptop.com/data/c/2805/hp_cq40_cq45_dv4_fan_heatsink_amd_integrated_2.jpg

Can the people downvoting this comment explain why? Is Outrunner's explanation of how a heatpipe works not accurate?
#39
Aliens?
#40
I have an update - Asus have called and want to pick it up Monday so they can inspect the laptop. Said child has returned briefly from uni with laptop in tow, I have inspected the laptop for drunken misadventures and have found that no urine was involved the clear fluid is oily. There is an oily residue around the rubber bumpers on the screen and everywhere is has an oily feel. Any ideas people

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