Macbook pro with touchbar liquid spillage-not powering on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agentx2018, May 15, 2018.

  1. agentx2018 macrumors newbie


    May 15, 2018
    SO, this is my story. i was drinking some vodka on my working table. the glass was quarter full actually. By mistake, as i was standing up, the vodka spilled on my 13" 2016 macbook pro touchbar . the vodka basically landed on the touchbar, power button and tthe speakers on the right. Immediately, i switched down the macbook and then inverted it for about 3 minutes, before using a blower for like 2 min (from a distance). after 3 hours i tried to power it up , which it did, (by flipping the lid up) then i shut down. the next day it didnt work. (i stored it inverted). from the third day, the power button wasnt working and i could only boot up the macbook by flipping the macbook three times. i used it for like 5 days by flipping the lid three times each time sot hat it can boot. in the first two lid openings, it showed the apple logo then went off, then the third lid opening was stable and it always booted. However, its now completely dead. i took it to the only local apple registered repairer and they said they couldnt do anything and didnt trace any damage. What can i do. im confused
  2. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
    New York
    I would try to get it to a Apple Store, rather than a registered repair center. I'm sure it can be fixed, although the cost may shock you.
  3. Stygma macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2018
    This video really helped me understand liquid damage more. Turning it upside down and drying it out will not fix the problem.

  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    With liquid spills, I always recommend powering off the Macbook immediately, disconnecting the battery, and not using it again until the unit has been disassembled and all accessible components have been cleaned with pure isopropyl alcohol to remove all residue.

    As the liquid dries, it leaves behind residue which can cause corrosion.

    If the Macbook is covered for accidental damage, take or send it to Apple for diagnostics. If Apple will not cover repairs under warranty, get a written estimate from them and then decide what to do.
  5. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    The more often you turn it on, the quicker you damage the logic board.

    The proper action is to disassemble the unit and bathe the logic board in PCB cleaner. There is no avoiding this step. Now that it's been a few weeks, there's probably component damage due to corrosion.

    Send it a real repair place like iPad Rehab so they can fix the logic board.

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