Coffee spill on charger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Derekhk, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Derekhk macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    My girlfriend spilled coffee onto my MBP charger while it was plugged and charging my machine...forgive me if I sound stupid (because I am) but will this have caused any damage to my laptop itself?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Most likely not. Just don't use the charger again, at least I wouldn't.
  3. Derekhk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010

    Has anyone else had the same thing happen to them?
  4. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    I haven't but I can tell you the cause of problems in the future if you use it. The sugar in the coffee or the liquid will cause corrosion - I'm sure it would if it were straight as well which can lead to shorts and general mayhem for your computer.

  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    no not with coffee,and not on a Mac , but i once flooded a whole HP laptop while in use.... with coke :eek:
    so i switched it off , cleaned it and let it dry for a day , switched it on , but
    it only made some unusual noise , then it started smelling and then some smoke came out of the vents ..then it stopped working:confused:
  6. Derekhk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Not sure if it's just my imagination but my battery seems to drain a lot faster after the spill on the charger. It drained from 100% to around 45% within an hour and a half of reg use..
  7. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I can see something like this happening to me at some point. I treat my MBP very well but I treat the power supply like crap for some reason.
    The MBP is immaculate but the power supply is a total mess :eek:
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    I would invest in a new charger just to be safe ... IMO ... it can only lead to other issues
  9. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    I generally refrain from eating and drinking around expensive electronic devices.
  10. Derekhk thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2010
    I do too but unforunately, my girlfriend doesn't share the same habit.

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