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What Do You Do If You Spill Nail Polish Remover On Your Laptop?

Written by Tara

Nail polish remover is acetone and will dissolve the plastic on your device. A better choice would be rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). I spilled some water on my laptop.

Allow a suitable time for the remover to dry (or evaporate) and then reconnect the battery and turn on the laptop and try the keys once or twice only to see if it is OK or not. If not then you may have to replace the keyboard as when trying to clean/repair keyboards.

Generally How can I get nail polish off my computer? Tip. Use an alcohol-based wet wipe to help remove nail polish from your computer screen. Substitute cotton swabs to clean small nail polish marks so you can direct the cleaning solutions to the source of the stain, rather than dampening the entire screen.


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can I clean my laptop screen with nail polish remover?

What to avoid: For cleaning the LCD, avoid cleaning products that contain ammonia (like Windex®); ethyl alcohol (Everclear®); alcohol for human consumption; toluene (paint solvents); as well as acetone or ethyl acetate (these are often used in nail polish remover).

Does nail polish remover stain laptop?

It’s not a stain. Nail polish remover is nothing more than weak acetone, which melts plastic. The white that you see is where you have melted the plastic of the laptop.

Will acetone damage my Macbook?

Acetone dries up very quick BUT if its any amount, its solvent nature has 100% guarantee to cause major damage on plastic on and inside the macbook.

Can I use nail polish remover to clean my keyboard?

There are a lot of germs in keyboards. If you want to remove stains from your keys, rub the acetone nail polish remover over them. It’s possible to clean in-between keys and your mouse.

How do you get nail polish off a Chromebook screen?

Wipe the LCD screen gently with a soft dry cloth. If any marks remain, moisten the cloth with LCD cleaner, and then gently stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the bottom.

Does nail polish remover burn plastic?

The acetone will damage the plastic’s surface, softening it, smearing it, or even dissolving the plastic.

Can you use acetone on computer screen?

Do not use ammonia, alcohol, acetone-based, or other corrosive products. These can easily damage your screen, especially if it has a matte, anti-glare finish. Also avoid using anything soapy, as that can leave a residue. You may also consider buying a specifically-formulated screen-cleaning fluid.

Does acetone damage phone screens?

Definitely don’t attempt to clean your iPhone with acetone-based nail varnish remover, or any other solvent though. It would not only damage the screen but any residue that got inside the phone and onto the components could cause serious problems.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!