Liquid spill near air vents

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PWLafferty, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. PWLafferty macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a MacBook from June 2008, and last night I spilled liquid on the table my Mac was on. I grabbed my Mac as soon as I could off the table, but it shut off automatically. Luckily, I didn't spill the liquid directly on the computer, but it did touch the back air vents. Being that the air vents are slightly above table level, to my knowledge, only a small amount of liquid got into the vents. I turned off the system, removed the battery, and placed both in front of a fan all night (didn't have any rice around the house). However, and maybe stupidly, I turned it on today only to find that the trackpad is not working at all and I am stuck in the login screen. I'm worried that I'm screwed...help?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sounds like there was some damage. There's not much we're going to be able to help you at this point.
     

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