MacBook & Coffee

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lumix, May 28, 2007.

  1. lumix macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2007
    Hi people,

    I have had a macbook for 6 months and today ..while working, I spilled an entire cup of coffee on it. Yes, I know., I am not supposed to drink coffee near the laptop, but I work looong hours and not drinking coffee while working, is not drinking coffee at all...

    After the spill, the unit shut down on its own, so I thought the worse. I opened the unit however, and everything below the keybord is dry, but the laptop won't switch on. So, I guess its the keyboard "layer".

    Has anyone had this happen to them before? I am thinking about letting it "dry" and then maybe shipping it to apple. Are there any other ways of turning it on besides the switch?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    if you do a search in the threads, this happens more than you would think. It has been discussed ad nauseum. You can find a whole slew of stuff. good luck, let it dry. don't drink and drive a macbook again... :)
  3. lumix thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2007

    Haha thanks spork, I feel less guilty. Will heed your advice:)
  4. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    Don't turn it on! You need to let it dry out...even if it takes a week or 2. Don't touch it and let it be. Than try after a week or so to turn it on.
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Yeah, don't turn it on. Put it somewhere warm and dry and leave it for a few days to completely dry out. After that, give it another try.
  6. Kamikaze macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Black or Creamer and Sugar? If with sugar that might be a sticky situation. My friend went into a diabetic reaction and during the episode he was given a vial of glucose. He threw it on his Ford F150 dash and needless to say not much works now. Cruise, radio, nada.:mad:
    I hope yours fairs better.:D
  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    This makes me nautious.

    Did it have sugar in it? That could be really bad. I put the iSkin on my MB cuz I live in fear of doing just that.

    I would leave it upside down for two days, then cross your fingers.
    don't turn it on until after that!!
  8. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    Unless you get rid of the evidence, I can assure you your warranty is now null and void. If you feel up to it, I would completely disassemble the computer and thouroughly clean it out and blow it dry. It's necessary to remove all evidence (including the water spots) in order to ensure your warranty is intact and for any hope that your computer will still work without any problems down the road, especially with the keyboard. Then let it dry out for several days.

    To be frank, the worst thing you could have done is try to turn it on so soon after the accident.

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