Blk Macbook C2D and Beer?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hellion, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Hellion macrumors member

    Hellion

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    :confused:Ok, so lets start this story... About 2 weeks ago a friend of mines spilled a beer over my Macbook. Corona for those of you wondering. It was on. I didn't realize it until maybe about 30 min. later when I asked what happened to the music and other friends were like oh yea, so and so spilled a beer over your computer. I got it, turned it upside down and I mean beer was &*(^& pouring (about 3 secs) then dripping (while I shook it like mad for a few minutes). I just put it in a V and left it upside.... Now fast forward about 1 week. I tried powering it up and nothing, but did not give up. Battery is still good. But, what does happen is, if I just leave it plugged in with either battery or charger in, it just randomly comes on by itself. I don't think the power button is shot, cause when it does load up, and I press it the "are you sure...." comes up. So, I know there is short going on somewhere. Anyone got any ideas on what's going on?
    I can use the Macbook, with NO problems once it's on. Hell you won't even know something was wrong with it, other than the brewery smell. Problem is once it shutdown, I just have to hope it will turn back on when I take out the battery and plug and put them back on. And, thats whats been going on for the week that I have been using it.... I'm using it right now.. :) Please any ideas....... I know its good, just gotta figure out why it won't turn on when it completely shut down when I press the power button.....
    Thanx for any suggestions on where to start looking...:confused:
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    Open it up and put a fan on it to try to dry it out some more. Or just don't ever turn it off.
     
  3. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Yup I agree with the poster above... Just use the SLEEP option, and don't ever turn it off..
     
  4. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Open it up and use a damp cloth to wipe the beer out....I'm sure there are some still sticking on your MB...
     
  5. Hellion thread starter macrumors member

    Hellion

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    The sleep option for the screen is ok, but not for the drive. Once it goes to sleep, its a gamble. I have opened it up, but just don't really know where to start with it. The only part that seems to be a bit sticky/dirty is the part where the keyboard connects to the MB. I have cleaned it, but still same thing. I know this has gotta be a somewhat of a easy fix, but what? I already go ordered a refurb. Unibody 2.0 ($1099) about 1 hour ago from Apple.com.

    All else fails, this will end up on the bay!

    But, I just like my Blk Macbook period. Other than that LED instant on Screen and faster video, would it just had been better to get the 2.4 Blk Macbook ($1049)?
     

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