Coca Cola bottle dropped on MacBook Pro!! HELPPPPPPPPP!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Appleboyjohnny, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Appleboyjohnny macrumors newbie

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    I've just stupidly dropped a full coca cola bottle onto the left hand side of my Uni body late 2008 2.4ghz MacBook Pro.

    The hard drive has been making a very very very strange noise, sounds like something isn't right and the colourful spiral just seems to be going round and round. The MacBook Pro is unresponsive.

    What do you guys advise?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    any spill?

    if it was a closed bottle, sounds like you damaged the hdd. Back up if you can and put a new hdd in their
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Could be real bad. Is it covered under any kind of insurance plan? Homeowner's/renter's, for example?
     
  4. Chromide macrumors newbie

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    back up your data asap....other than that just prepare for the worst. XD sorry for your loss.
     
  5. chopper dave macrumors regular

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    turn it off, remove the battery, remove the hard drive, then try to back it up using another computer. Did you actually spill liquid into it, or did you just physically drop the bottle? If it's liquid you probably need to send it in for repairs, or at least let someone qualified clean off the logic board so the acid in the soda doesn't continue to eat away the wires. If physical only, try a new HDD and see if it returns to normal, if not you're in for a repair job.
     
  6. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks bro, coca cola is so much worse that just straight water...

    I'm not going to give any advice here, you're in a bit of a sticky situation. :(
     
  7. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    Questions:
    Was the bottle open or closed?
    If it was open, how long ago did this happen? If it just happened turn the computer off, take out the battery, reset the pri, and wait a week or so. If you have access to a large desicator,(I'm a chemist) its not a bad idea to stick it in there.
     
  8. Appleboyjohnny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thankfully the bottle was closed :)

    I've managed to get it switched on, the hard drive is no longer making a noise and all seems well. Just everything seems to be taking a while to load! I'm guessing I've damaged it somehow so I'll just order a new hard drive!
     
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Yeah get a new HD before it dies and back up, you should have said it was a closed bottle! lol you're lucky.
     
  10. GeorgeCWB macrumors member

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    hahahahha Oh dear. AT LEAST your lid was on, I am currently typing on a disfigured ASUS G71 which had coke accident. Trust me, once that stuff goes in - computer go bye bye :D

    I am typing on an external keyboard and trying to hear myself think over the churning of my system hardware. Oh the good times!
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the nerve of people suggesting and admitting to fraud

    quite baffling.:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry to hear. Good that it was shut and the bottle was closed; otherwise you'd have a troubled computer in your hands.
     
  14. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    Back it up anyway. That drive could die at any minute.

    Actually, this applies regardless of whether it's been struck with a bottle of sugar water. Back it up.
     
  15. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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