Coffee Spilled on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ERIC273, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2009

    Computer doesn't power on anymore, did power on on day of spill
    Keys randomized ( press a get d ect) Battery Light shows up on side of Macbook Pro 13 inch. Light on Charger illuminates.

    What I have:

    Screw Drivers to open computer

    Macbook pro of same model that I can use for parts ( The logic board on that on is fried (no liquid damage though)

    What I do not have:
    Any Experience opening computers

    Is it possible that the power button is just what broken and an alcohol cleaning to the logic board and a new top case being put in would fix everything?
  2. Chiuy macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2011
    NorCal, Bay Area
    Chances are that your logic board is probably fried.
    It's actually extremely fragile to water.
    I would give it to the professional to exam what is wrong and ask for an estimation on the repair.

    Otherwise, next time before you drink any liquid, make sure your laptop is protected. Buy like a silicon keyboard protection or something. It stops water from entering through the keyboard at least, then you'll have some chance of saving your laptop next time if you do spill any liquid.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Given the nature of modern day computers. The power button didn't break nor can it be "fixed." Its more likely the logic board is fried.

    I do think only giving it one day is too short as there's still a possibility that moisture is on the board.

    Plus if your coffee had sugar and milk in it, those ingredients can cause short and long term issues.

    Give it a few days then clean up any residue that might on the logic board and try again.

    Also search this forum because this issue comes up with alarming regularity and there's posts in those threads that might help you
  4. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    Well you couldn't have spilled anything worse on your macbook, thats for sure. Coffee is pretty acidic which means it conducts electricity fairly well not to mention it will corrode your internal macbook parts pretty bad too.

    If you woulda soilled anything else on it like water or milk, you might have had a little more luck but with coffee, youre screwed :(
  5. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    +2 on logic board being toasted. Time to order parts or buy a new laptop.
  6. ERIC273 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2009
    Macbook sat for 50 days
    I may have left that out
  7. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Makes no difference, it is dead. Time for a new board or a new machine, fluids and electricity don't mix.
  8. PaulyD macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2010
  9. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    You're going to either need to send it into a professional or buy a new machine, replacing the power button most likely will not solve your problem.
  10. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Wrap it in rice immediately

    Put in oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Serve with applesauce and dessert. Just kidding. It's toast anyway.
  11. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It doesn't really matter how long you let it sit for. After powering it on right about a spill means you probably killed the machine if the first spill didn't already do it.

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