Macbook wont turn on.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ricasam, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Ricasam macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I am new to this forum so i hope i can get some help here.

    I cleaned my keyboard this morning with some wet towelettes that said in the container that can be used on computers and keyboards. I turned my macbook before doing this. A short time later, i turned on my macbook without any trouble. After using it for a little while, some keys started to malfunction (they would either not respond or would get stuck) It started with the volume adjustment keys. I turned the macbook off, figuring that a restart would solve the problem. It turned on without any problem, but the keys were still failling. I repeated the shut down a couple of times, but after that, my MB wouldnt turn on. Can someone please tell me how i can solve this.
    I am EXTREMELY worried because my MB is a vital business tool for me.
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I would suggest removing the battery for 30 minutes and placing near heat or in sunlight. Hopefully the water damage stickers weren't activated.
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    If you cannot remove the keyboard, I would suggest playing a warm hairdryer over the keyboard for a while, being careful not to allow it to get too hot. It sounds like you've got a bit of water on the key contacts.
     
  4. Ricasam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah

    Thank you for your help! I will deffinitely try that. I placed my reading lamp over the keyboard since it emanates some heat without it becoming TOO hot. I did not, however, remove the battery :S I'll do that this time. I will also do the hair dryer tip.

    New developments though. I was downstairs on my other computer, and i heard a long "beeeeep" (actually i heard it twice, but the first time i thought it was some tv background noise) I went upstairs to see if it was my macbook and saw the apple was lit!! But quickly shut down again.

    I think (and hope) that it's fixing itself, lol, semi-magically. lol. Any and every other tip will be GREATLY appreciated.

    thanks everyone! what a great community!
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    How wet were you getting the keyboard? Was there actually liquid pouring down through the keyboard?
     
  6. eman macrumors 6502a

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    If any liquid went through the keyboard, pull the battery out (and magsafe) and let the macbook dry and keep your fingers crossed.
     
  7. Ricasam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    New developments

    No, there was no liquid pouring down. In fact there was barely any liquid. I managed to turn it on last night but the keyboard was completely non-responsive. Only the track pad and its button worked. I think i fryed the keyboard :(

    This morning i couldnt get the macbook to turn on again. It's starting to look like i'm going to have to get another top case and keyboard (which i was planning to anyway cause i had a crack on my topcase and it was driving me crazy) Unless someone else has another solution??

    Thanks again everyone!!
     
  8. NEAME macrumors member

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    Alcohol

    What kind of computer cleaner fluid did you use? Info could help others in their selection of cleaner fluids. I suggest you get some 90 rubbing alcohol and re-clean before you check out repair or replace. I'm not saying that this will correct the problem but it sure is a inexpensive fail safe.
     

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