Coke spill on unibody 17inch(mid2010) keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gwlam, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Gwlam macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    So there was a little accident of a bit of coke spilling on the keyboard.
    a minute later i washed off all the coke on the surface, then after that was all gone. i shut down the computer.
    I then flipped the computer around to see if anything else would leak out. very little came out. So i tried to turn on the computer but it didnt turn on. I didnt all that SMU PMU stuff but nothing worked... whenever i pressed the power button, the caps lock would blink once. and the battery indicators still worked.
    i left it upside down for about 9 hours. (night time)
    i try to turn it back on. it booted into safe mode.... whether the caps lock green light was on or not... the typing all ended up in caps. the keyboard was not sticky at all. I was able to restart. shut down and all that but it went straight back into safe mode. I was able to log into safe mode as guest with safari.
    I then saw my battery was at 60%, so i plugged it for charging. it started charging for about 4 seconds then the system shut off.
    I havent been able to turn on the computer since, and that was about 25 hours ago. the green indicators for the battery wont turn on unless i plug the computer for charging. the led on the charger itself is very faint. when i opened the back lid of the macbook and put my ear near the logic board i can hear continous beeping.... it wasnt 3 or 9 beeps.... it just keeps going. ..... the battery indictor when plugged in is stuck at the 2nd light, and i dont have to press the battery indicator button. when i do press it... it shows as 5 lights out of 8.

    weird thing is... if i unplug the charger. I first hold onto the power button for a couple of seconds.... then plug the charger while still holding onto the power button. i then let go of the power button while the charger is still plugged in. the battery indicator without pressing is stuck at 2 and the battery indicator button wont do anything. this thing only happens when i hold onto the power button.

    I really do hope i dont have to buy a whole new logic board.
  2. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    Many times it is the logic board that needs to be replaced.

    Apple is going to charge a ridiculous amount for repairs, like $700. Don't do that.

    A few options now, I know of a service on ebay where you pay this company like $250 bucks plus shipping and they will fix your computer. They have like a 95 percent rate of fixing itback to normal. They have very good feedback as well.

    You can also look locally for a repair shop to do it. It doesn't seem like a huge problem as it was only a little bit of liquid but many components will still need to me replaced.

    Finally, you can decide to cut your losses and sell it on a site like ebay where you can still prolly get over a grand for it.
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I thought coke was a powder, not a liquid. The more you know...

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