MBP 13" Spill

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  1. charliestuart macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I've had a spill on my mid 2010 (latest) version into the keyboard and some, well most of the lights on the keyboard aren't working only the top line from esc to F7 is working and second line from ±§ <that key to the number 7 and the letter Y. They are the only keys that are lit but i think all of the keys still work. I've opened the back and didn't see any signs of spillage but didn't want to look any further from fear of invalidating warranty. I bought it 30/09/2010 and got applecare for 3 yrs. What could be at fault here? is it worth taking apart for a careful clean, I'm good with computers so shouldn't be too much hassle. Also there wasn't much spilled into it if that helps. What are your thoughts and experiences??

    Cheers, Char

    Also i feel i should mention, I can't seem to find much else up with it (yet). it still charges turns on and off fine screen is fine light sensor wifi everything is ok.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Your Apple care doesnt cover any of that because it was accidental damage.
     
  3. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

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    Spilling liquids on the keyboard already invalidated your warranty, so you can pretty much fiddle with it to your heart's content.
     
  4. charliestuart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL why do you think i posted here? did you read the first post properly? im sorry i'm not trying to be rude but as said in prev. post i would like thoughts on what to do now as applecare does not cover accidental damage

    cheers
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Umm, what exactly did you spill?
    :confused:


    Also, worst case scenario, you can get a pro-rated refund on your AppleCare.
     
  6. charliestuart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou, Perfect answer so simple yet i failed to think of it like that lol, What could be wrong with it?
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Fiddle with it all you want. Your warrantee is already voided because of the water damage.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    You spilled liquid on it dude. What do you think is wrong with it? You probably caused a short somewhere.
     
  9. charliestuart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But where, on the logic board or somewhere cheaper lol...
     
  10. charliestuart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very interesting.... how would i go about this?
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Logic board if your keys aren't working.
     
  12. charliestuart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope... Keys are all good its just the lighting for the keys thats not working.



    Update - The 'H' & 'N' keys lights have come back on.
     
  13. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

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    Most likely the logic board, yes.
     
  14. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    If its just the keyboard backlights then its just the top case that is screwed up. I would still turn the machine off for a day or two and let it dry out.
     

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