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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Spilled milk on MBP

I spilled milk on my MacBook pro about an hour ago. It wasn't very much so I wiped it up immediately and didn't think anything of it. Then when I was using it a few keys on the right side of the keyboard (where the milk was spilled) stopped working such as the O and L key and the mouse was acting funny, whenever I would click something it would right click so I turned it off and put it in rice. I'm unsure if this was the right thing to do and if so how long I should keep it in the rice.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Until light and fluffy.

Seriously though, I'd leave it for 48 hours.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Is it ok that I didn't take the battery out? As far as I know the battery is on the left side and I spill it on the right side so I didn't take it out...
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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If the battery is easily removable, I would take it out.

If it's a newer MBP (and you would therefore need to take off the bottom aluminium plate), I would just leave it in.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear about what happened man, sucks to have an expensive gadget ruined by such an accident!
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:15 PM   #6
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Yeah it really does suck but I'm hoping since it was working fine except a few minor things it'll be fine when the milk dries up. Thank for the help!
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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Don't cry over it.....

Milk is definitely not a good thing to spill on a piece of electronics. If your MBP still works once it dries out, count yourself lucky. Also, don't be surprised if it works for a while and then starts acting up. The sugars in the milk could slowly start corroding the innards of your MBP.

Good luck, hopefully everything will be fine for you.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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so the other hundreds of threads of spilt liquids due to owners imcompentence were not helpful?
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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so the other hundreds of threads of spilt liquids due to owners imcompentence were not helpful?
I posted here to get help not criticism. Due to the fact that my laptop is in rice, I am using my phone to do this which makes it fairly difficult to search through other discussions so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask myself. People spill stuff all the time, accidents happen, just because people spill stuff does not mean they are incompetent. For example, you spelled incompetence wrong but I know it was a mistake and that you aren't incompetent.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:47 PM   #10
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so the other hundreds of threads of spilt liquids due to owners imcompentence were not helpful?
Move along if you don't like the thread.

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I posted here to get help not criticism. Due to the fact that my laptop is in rice, I am using my phone to do this which makes it fairly difficult to search through other discussions so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask myself. People spill stuff all the time, accidents happen, just because people spill stuff does not mean they are incompetent. For example, you spelled incompetence wrong but I know it was a mistake and that you aren't incompetent.
People like being rude on the internetz because there are no consequences. Ignore him.

Wait....you cooked the rice first, right?
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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People like being rude on the internetz because there are no consequences. Ignore him.

Wait....you cooked the rice first, right?
Lol definitely not! I did take every bag of rice I could find in the cupboard and put it in a container so hopefully no one in my family plans on eating rice tonight.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 07:49 PM   #12
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I hope the rices helps you out, it works pretty good for phones. Boy lot of people spilling lately, olive oil, milk and now coffee.
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/don't_cry_over_spilt_milk

Oh the irony.

Good call on the rice, hopefully it works out. If not you could always pick up a keyboard and a mouse to finish your work and go from there, so it doesn't impede your ability to keep productive. Hopefully you don't have to resort to that though.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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Oh the irony.

Good call on the rice, hopefully it works out. If not you could always pick up a keyboard and a mouse to finish your work and go from there, so it doesn't impede your ability to keep productive. Hopefully you don't have to resort to that though.
That's a great idea, thanks
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:54 AM   #16
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That really sucks and I know how it is. My wife spilled half a glass of Diet Pepsi on her 13-inch MBP. We were horrified and we hurried and turned it off, turned it upside so the liquid could come out of the keyboard and left it like that for at least three hours to let it drain.

After that, I took off the bottom panel and checked for any moisture inside. I saw a few drops inside near the SuperDrive. Cleaned that up and then left it open for about two hours. Then I got a blow drier and blew cool air in it for a good hour to try and make sure any moisture I couldn't see was gone.

We were scared, but I turned it on after less than 24 hours of the spill. To our relief, it worked great. The only thing that happened is the left side keys make a little more noise now when typing on them, but nothing is sticky or anything since it was diet soda lol.

Good luck on your milk. That sugar, fat and protein would make me nervous and I'd make sure to check inside the MBP as well can cleanup any moisture you spot.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:01 AM   #17
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Your pro is dead in the water. The milk will kill it off over time
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 06:54 AM   #18
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Your pro is dead in the water. The milk will kill it off over time
You know this do you? How would you know if the milk got onto the logic board? It may just be sitting on the keyboard mantle.

I don't get how everyone has large enough bags of rice at the ready anyway :P
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:45 AM   #19
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why didn't you just start sucking on the keyboard as soon as the milk spilt on it!?

these things happen as long as your mac is still working fine and dandy on the inside there is nothing to wrorry about other than the milk stain on your keyboard
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 12:35 PM   #21
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so the other hundreds of threads of spilt liquids due to owners imcompentence were not helpful?
angre man

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maby it is better to open the keyboard and just wipe all the milk?

p.s. i am not shure however if it will void the warranty so u have yo cheak this up befor doing this...
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:22 PM   #22
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I spilled milk on my Thinkpad back around 2000. Keyboard didn't come back after drying. I found an out of town authorized service department, and they somehow fixed it under warranty. I haven't spilled milk on my computer since
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You know this do you? How would you know if the milk got onto the logic board? It may just be sitting on the keyboard mantle.

I don't get how everyone has large enough bags of rice at the ready anyway :P
I always bulk buy my rice at Costco, yes the big 5 litre jugs, and there is always 2 in my trolley!
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:30 PM   #24
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If you are worried about the battery, just pop the cable thats connected.
It comes off real easily.

Not to be hateful or anything, but I hope you learned your lesson not to put any beverage near your MBP. That would suck if it happened again.
I mean there are times when you need to have some drink near you, but keep it at a safe distance or have something that has a lid.

And also dont put any crumbed food near it either.
Had an awful experience with my old PowerBook G4

Hope your rice works out!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:55 AM   #25
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WTF is up with threads from people reporting that they spilled stuff on their Mac?

There's a thread from one guy who spilled water, another one who spilled coke, there's another guy who spilled olive oil, and even another guy who spilled syrup! now milk??!!

What's next? I spilled a guacamole burrito on my MBP?

Seriously guys, stop munching stuff over your Mac!
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