Macbook Pro - spilt liquid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benbuhagiar, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. benbuhagiar macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
    Hello ladies and gents,

    I have a September 2010 Macbook Pro 13". I have spilt some liquid on the right hand side of my macbook. The macbook works fine, however the right hand buttons on the keyboard have lost their spring.

    I do have applecare, but as it's liquid damage, I don't think it will be covered.

    What are my options?

  2. BadboyHouse macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2011
    I think it's only AppleCare Plus that covers accidental damage.

    The genius bar would probably take a look at it for you and at least give you an indication of any cost. I would expect a preferential cost if you already have cover.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Liquid damage isn't covered under warranty. Do make an appointment and find out the cost of a keyboard replacement.
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    Yup, Applecare+ does cover accidental damage, but it's only available on iPhones, not MBPs.

    OP, if I were you I'd take it in to Apple, be honest about what happened and see what they do. Good luck!
  5. o.neill.kid macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    When I had spilled pop on my keyboard, everything worked but the keys as you said lost their spring / got stuck sometimes. I went into the Genius bar and he just cleaned up the few keys that had the issue, no questions asked. Works fine, your alternative is to pay for the top case replacement which could be between $200 and $900 (the quote I got.) Good luck.
  6. benbuhagiar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
  7. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    A keyboard is relatively difficult to replace, but the keyboard itself is cheap on iFixit. I tore my Mac down, and there were like 96 little screws holding the keyboard in place. You also have to remove the SuperDrive and the logic board to access the keyboard. I'm not sure why you would need a top case replacement, as anything connected to the top case (speakers, keyboard, trackpad) can be replaced with a bit of work.
  8. benbuhagiar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
    Just been quoted £146.40 for parts and labour. I can't really justify it for 3/4 keys which are bit stiff. I'd rather put that money towards an iPad 3.

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