Beer Spilled: Some Keys Don't Work , Messy LCD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LeeTom, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    My buddy spilled beer on his white MacBook. After waiting a few days to turn it on to make sure the liquid had dried up, he ended up with some beer in the LCD, and a few keys that don't work.

    What are the chances of fixing these?
    Regarding the keys - if I take off the top keyboard/trackpad assembly, damp the beery areas with a wet cloth and let it dry, might some of the keys start working again?

    As for the LCD - does anyone have any tips for getting liquid out of it?

    Any help appreciated...
    Lee Tom
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    It may be cheaper to buy a new refurb MacBook than to repair/replace faulty parts.
  3. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    The best thing to do with any liquid that isn't water is to immediately get the thing apart and blow it out with CO contact cleaner (the electrical stuff, not the eyeball stuff ;) ).

    Waiting for beer (or soda, coffee, etc) to dry in there is sort of a death sentence, as the residue those things leave tends to short stuff and release the magic smoke that computers run on. :D
  4. MYRZ macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008

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