Mac Fixing itself

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmaquarry, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. jmaquarry macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Need some advice or help here :) :

    3 months ago i catastrophically spilt wine on my Macbook (2007 white 2.0ghz) Sadly the system and hardware appeared to be ruined...

    After leaving it to dry for two weeks - some of the system appeared to be working again ie. screen and hard drive however keyboard was completely dead, the battery wouldn't charge, and screen kept turning on and off at login

    Now 3 months on -

    the keyboard has miraculously fixed itself, apart from one key.

    i have narrowed the battery problem down to the battery itself which is replaceable

    The screen no longer switches on and off ONLY if the battery is removed

    The OS is working perfectly.

    My question is, based on this "fixing itself" how likely are the chances of my getting back my letter h? And how come the screen will go on and off from sleep except for when my battery is not installed? - Is there anything i can do to help my mac on its mission of healing?

    thanks :)
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'd say that more liquid evaporated over the longer period.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    The warranty is already void, so I would try disassembling the top case and cleaning under the keyboard. Especially the letter "h". :)
  4. jmaquarry thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    thanks... already had a good keyboard clean - well my friend did it for me as he is the computer whiz. - the other day he said he had about 50% of the keys working and now almost all of them work - seems like a cruel irony that after all this still the letter h is being stubborn - im just worried that ill never get it back and have to spend over £100 on a new keyboard for that one letter -

    the main thing thats bugging me though is why my macbook wont load if the battery is placed in - without its fine - even when i tried with a different battery... hmm :(

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