I have a problem *keyboard and water*

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FlyinMonkey351, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. FlyinMonkey351 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2007
    Alright so the other day I was on my SR mbp and i went to take a sip of my water. Well it slipped out of my hand but caught it in the ait but still managed to spill about 10 drops on my keyboard. I immediatly truned it off and dried it. I left the battery out and air out the laptop , so i go turn it on everything is perfect BUT the part of the backlight on the keyboard is not working. Could this possibly work in the next day or so maybe still some moisture? And how much would this cost to be repaired?
  2. Sopranino macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    I believe there are now at least three separate threads all dealing with water damaged notebooks. This leads to the inescapable conclusion that with such a large number of people reporting this problem that there is indeed a manufacturing defect with the Apple Laptops that causes them to be highly attractive to H2O. Obviously this must be fixed immediately!!

    Just pointing out the rather obvious point here is that forums attract people with problems (not necessarily a bad thing either) who are looking for solutions or just want to rant. This inevitably leads people to the mistaken impression that there are serious problems with a product.

    And now onto Dan's problem.

    Dan, the backlighting problem may clear up on its own, however if you are somewhat technically inclined you may want to pull the keybed out and clean the contacts with isopropyl alcohol. That should ensure that there are no conductive residues left on the contacts.

    Good Luck


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