Launched a spoon with coffee on my MBP Retina keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by suijkerwerk, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. suijkerwerk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm writing this from my MBP Retina, so things seem to be fine.

    Just launched a spoon (which was in a cup of coffee) with coffee on my MBP keyboard.
    It was a spoon with a size of approx 1,5 cm's, so it was more than a few drops, but no real "spilling" either.

    Although it was spilled on the left side of my MBP, all the keys seem to be working fine.

    For your information: I immediately pulled out the power cord and dried the keys.

    Also I put a sheet of paper underneath the keys to see if any liquid became under the keys. Only some very small stains (about three in total) could be seen on the sheet.

    Question: Am I lucky and no liquid came under the keys? Can I use the MBP normally now I checked the keys?

    I'm using it now, so I guess turning it off isn't necessary?
     
  2. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    i spill crap on my devices all the time. i turn them off. pat them dry, and use a air compressor to see if i can force any loose liquid out. devices are pretty resilient. Countless coffee on my 2010 MBP, survived with NO smell! dropped my iphone in a toilet, besides the obvious disgust, it still works (white 3GS, my favorite of all the iphones), and my iphone 5 in a cup of water that i forgot was in my middle console.

    open up text edit, and write with the keys, if it all works, worse thatll happen is sticky keys. if that happen i use this: http://wd40specialist.com/products/contact-cleaner/ I get a bit overzealous with it but never had a problem.

    You can always use this as an excuse to buy a new 1 in 8 weeks! ;)
     
  3. mjs402 macrumors 6502

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    Well that's just crappy!

    Sorry, I had to.
     
  4. suijkerwerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The keys seem to be functioning normal, so I guess I'm lucky this time :)
     
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    If you didn't spilled too much, the keyboard backlight might have stopped the coffee from reaching the logic board.

    You won't know for sure unless you disassembled the computer.
     

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