Macbook fixed after liquid split over keypad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brasiliangringo, May 28, 2010.

  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

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    Somone spilt a glass of wine over macbook, it started spooning out and crashing (after drying it externally) so I disconected the magsafe and happy days, it worked again. When battery drained, i put it into drying room and tried again with mag safe, but again, spooned out and crashed. So, i took it apart, inspected the logic board and saw some fizzy greenish copper activity next to a chip adjacent to the power input plug on reverse side, so scraped away at it and tried again, no joy. So in despair pulled it apart again and under a microscope saw very small amounts of residue between connections on the magsafe 'internal circuitry' which links to logicboard via a pin connector, so very carefully scraped them away with a tiny flat head screwdriver and tissue. Now we are firing on all 8 cylinders!! happy days, aren't macs great. peace out!!

    I thought this might help someone else hence the reason for posting!

    Ps switched to windows for a day on old machine and nearly reached for the happy pills after seeing all these, ''windows needs your permission'' wank, thank Christ we're back..
     
  2. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    For future reference, cleaning alcohol and a q-tip work very well for me ;)
     
  3. brasiliangringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree with that, but in my case the residue had dried hard like a resin so needed plenty of aggravating in order to break off and remove. I also hope there will be no need for future reference on my part :)

    I would have thought your method is better if the spill was fresh and still 'wet'.
     

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