Certain keys on Macbook do not work at all after spill,

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by swe72788, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. swe72788 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008
    I bet this is on this site often, but my exact scenario did not seemed to be addressed. A cup of liquid was spilled near my macbook and although none got on the keyboard, some seeped in through the dvd slit on the side. Certain keys do not work, (8 , delete, return, next song, quotation marks, etc) and there is problems sometimes with burning DVDs. I was wondering if there is something I should do other than rely on the keyboard viewer for the certain keys that do not work. I have AppleCare but I assume since it is water damage they will not fix the problem under the program , so if anyone knows the approximate cost this will be to me out of pocket I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
  2. MattyK macrumors 6502a


    This happened to my sister, except only the m,n and b keys were effected.
    I'm not sure that you can fix it yourself, but getting an external keyboard is basically the only way.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Maybe you could call Apple and say you left the MB on its slot-loading DVD slide in a bookbag. And it was raining, so rainwater seeped through? :rolleyes:
  4. the vj macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2006
    Just take it to Apple care and tell them the thing si not working, if they ask you about anything you "just do not know"

    It is necesary to create a thread on something so common sense?
  5. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    What kind of "liquid" was spilled into it?

    Remember that pure distilled water does actually not harm components in a laptop. Well, if you let it SIT in water, it may. But a wash with distilled water does not hurt electronics, dried quickly of course.

    If you spilled beer or wine or iced tea with sugar or Red Bull, you need to "wash" the machine with distilled or ioniozed water and let it dry for a couple of days. it is sugars in alcohol or other drinks (coffee) that adhere to and can short out your machine.

    Wash it out with distilled water (battery and hard drive and maybe even optical drive disconnected and taken out of course.)
  6. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    Apple store would be one of your choice to getting it fix or getting an external keyboard..

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