Is my MBP safe at this point?

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macrumors 6502
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Aug 5, 2010
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Hey all. Odd situation - about a year ago my son spilled an entire cup or juice into my laptop. Aside from freaking out I did the immediate shut down / rice technique followed by opening the back and popping all the keys out to clean it.

I've heard in situations like this the sugar will eventually kill the motherboard. But it's been a year at this point and no issues.

I've been hesitant to upgrade to a SSD just because didn't want it to die. But seeing the longevity so far, is it safe to think I got lucky and it won't fail?
 

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macrumors 6502
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Aug 5, 2010
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It was apple juice, so I don't know where on the spectrum that is in terms of acidity and I don't quite know how much of it came in contact with the LB, but it was definitely in the disk drive and on the back panel when I pulled it off, so it had to have gotten all over the LB, right?
 

Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
It was apple juice, so I don't know where on the spectrum that is in terms of acidity and I don't quite know how much of it came in contact with the LB, but it was definitely in the disk drive and on the back panel when I pulled it off, so it had to have gotten all over the LB, right?
Yep, and apple juice is very high on the scale of acid content too. You did all the right things, post spill. Only you can really make the call, but the worst that can happen is that you wind up having to buy a new LB....I think if it was me I'd risk it.