Lube in keyboard and speaker grills?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Razy, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Razy macrumors newbie

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    My roommates thought it would be funny to put an warming sensation extra lubed condoms on my keyboard and close the cover.

    I've tried wiping the keys down with a damp taper towel and Clorox disinfectant wipes but there is still some slipperiness on the sides of the keys and in the speaker grill holes.

    My main questions are,
    1. What is the best way to get the lube out of the speaker grill holes so every time I open my computer my screen is not spotted in warming lube?
    2. Can the lube that slipped under the keys or in the speaker grills do any damage?
     
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Now tell us the real reason why there is lube in the computer!!:eek:

    you will probably have to dissasemble the computer. I'd take it to apple and make your friends pay for the repairs.
     
  3. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Do you have extended AppleCare? If so, and you have a substantial amount remaining, I'd get it checked by an authorized repair centre. Even if no problems directly arise, you'd run the risk of future issues being denied coverage, should they detect a foreign substance, or sign of moisture.

    Obviously you mates should be on the hook for this...
     
  4. Auszero macrumors member

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    lols you're f'd. like he said take it to apple and let your friends deal with it
     
  5. Razy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys for the replies. I do have Apple Care so I'll bring it to the Genius tomorrow and see what they say.
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You do that and your warranty will probably be voided on the spot. If you want to keep your warranty your only route is to disassemble and clean the computer yourself as delicately as possible, and pray that the liquid immersion sensors have not been tripped.
     
  7. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Lie then pray? This is the real Bill Gates, isn't it!?
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    But of course.

    I don't see it as lying if no actual damage has been done to deserve a cancellation of the warranty. Apple is known to be more than willing to void warranties for the most petty reasons so I personally wouldn't risk it.
     
  9. godrifle macrumors 6502

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    I spilled coffee on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro which was under AppleCare. I took it in not expecting any kind of coverage. I was completely up front with them. To my surprise, the Genius Bar employee said that as long as the coffee hadn't made it's way to the motherboard, they'd replace the keyboard for free.

    And they did.

    Honesty +1! Apple +10!

    Amazing. Thanks Apple! :D
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So there really are trojans for Macs :D
     
  11. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    wow im not going to even dignify that with a quote...
     
  12. S-Man macrumors regular

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    That was epic. :D
     
  13. dennis123123 macrumors member

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    the jerks. make them pay for any repairs, or if your warranty is voided due to the sensors being tripped, make them buy you a new one.

    I despise people who have no respect for other people's property.
     
  14. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I'd use the Trojans, then forward them back to the roommates' computers.
     
  15. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Awesome, made me laugh hard.

    I doubt this is a typical situation, I'd say you got a nice genius and were lucky.

    It's true and I don't see this as lying. Just be very careful that you don't break anything while you are in there or get lube onto places that will really cause a problem.

    Haha. I love this.
     
  16. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    was the lube water based? i think in section 13.a.2 of the applecare terms it states 'Water base lubricants will void your warranty whereas, vaseline within hereby, will be perfectly fine and in fact your mac will love you more for using non-water based lube, therein forthwith'
     
  17. daneoni macrumors G4

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  18. brendu macrumors 68020

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    hmmm.... revenge anyone??? i can think of a few possibilities...
     
  19. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    whats going on around here lately.

    first some guy gets a skittle stuck in one of his holes, and now this!!!

    tell is there some secret kinky macbook club going on around here.
     
  20. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    which are?
     
  21. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Wow, some nice friends you have.

    I'd say your best bet is to DIY as the lube has probably seeped all over the place by now and AppleCare would tell you to get lost.
     
  22. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    So, now that we've all had a laugh...how did the lube REALLY get in there?
     
  23. philipt42 macrumors 6502

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    Hahahahahaha nice!

    I recommend this thread as a sticky.
     
  24. Razy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So... the Genius laughed and said he would have to charge me $300 for a new keyboard! Plus what ever else need to be replaced! :eek:

    And worst of all, they would have to keep my computer for a week! I'm in college, that will not work.

    I'm going to take everything apart and clean it myself I guess.

    And those are!?
     
  25. impilot macrumors newbie

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    I think it is probably stick enough!:eek:
     

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