Only boots into safe mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tobe1424, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. tobe1424 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    Soda was spilled on the side of the notebook. It was never powered on. I opened up the notebook and cleaned all the components. Now the MBP only boots into safe mode.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
  3. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    Unfortunately it may never be the same again. Water can be recovered easily from because there isn't much in it - clean and go. But the sugar in soda will often kill electronics - even with cleaning.

    I would try doing an SMC reset (remove battery / power, press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds). Then I would do a PRAM reset (press and hold CMD + OPT + P + R, hit the power and let it reboot it self 5 times while holding the keys).
  4. tobe1424 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    Thanks for all the pointers. I will try out the PRAM reset and keep everyone posted.

    Best regards,


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