Coffee spill on charger

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

  1. Derekhk macrumors member

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    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

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

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    Thanks.


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

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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