Minor liquid spill on MacBook pro, any ideas?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by braekdown, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. braekdown macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    I'm no stranger to liquid spills on Macs, at times I actually feel like I'm cursed. So everyone please save the "shouldn't have been drinking near your computer" or the "Ill buy it off you for $100" type responses. With that being said today I was using my MacBook Pro and as i was sitting down knocked over my bottle of beer and it spilled on the keyboard/monitor hinge area. It was one of those spills where you watch the bottle start to tip over in slo-mo haha. I had grabbed the bottle before it went completely horizontal and was able to stop it from falling entirely. Being full though, a little bit of beer had sloshed out onto the computer. Having had this happen before I instantly started to force the computer to shut down, but I have a feeling the beer beat me to it. Instantly flipped the thing upside down as to direct the liquid out the same way it came in. Shook it gently a few times and left it upside down at that specific angle. Knowing I shouldn't turn it on or anything I left it for awhile but heard.it start up on its own a few minutes later. It seemed to boot just fine but to be safe I turned it back off and left it upside down overnight. When i woke up I tried turning it on and all i get is the white light on front flashing one time very quickly every time.I hit the power button. Besides that, nothing.

    I know apple care will not cover this. And this computer has been a victim of liquid damage before. Last time it had a significant amount of soda spilled on it.and I had to send it to a specialist to fix it. That was four months ago. I'm hoping due to the minimal amount that was actually spilled that there may be some hope of fixing this myself. I believe I still have a warranty with the company that cleaned it last time, but I assume it would be very obvious whatever damage.there.is was not caused by the previous spill four months ago. Any and all feedback is appreciated, but please try and refrain from comments like "alcohol abuse" "party foul" or "Quick, save the beer!" Haha
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Disclaimers aside, why would you even think that you could foist it on the company that fixed it before as "warranty"? It's an entirely separate incident.
  3. braekdown thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    They repaired the spill damage that happened four months ago and give a six month warranty on the work theyve done. All I was asking is if it would be blatantly obvious or is it worth inquiring about.
  4. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    It'll be blatantly obvious. The smeel of rotting hops and barley will be a dead giveaway.

    You can try it, though. Just don't be surprised if they don't buy what you're sellin'.
  5. braekdown thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2012
    I'm figure the worst that could happen is they say no and offer me a price to fix it. Worth a shot. I'm just wondering if theres any suggestions of things I can do before I resort to that.
  6. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    sippy cup wine glass would be helpful in the future for you , you can have beer , soda , water and not be afraid to damage anything
  7. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Whats your stance on baby bottles:D Could be a solution

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