Puked on my MacBook, randomly turns off.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TheKittenEater, May 14, 2008.

  1. TheKittenEater macrumors member

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    Alright, I know what you'r'e all wondering, so long story short: don't leave your MacBook on the floor beside your bed if you plan on drinking heavily.

    Alright, so now it's a few weeks later. It's been completely cleaned out, used compressed air, etc. The only problem is that it will randomly turn off now. Sometimes after two minutes, sometimes after two hours.

    Any idea what could be the part causing this?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well stomach acid is most likely very corrosive. I imagine your logic board took a hit but only one brave Genius will have to tell you. Hope you tell him/her to wear rubber gloves.
     
  3. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    I would be too embarrassed to take that to a genius to be honest with you.
     
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  5. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    That's hilarious!
     
  6. TheKittenEater thread starter macrumors member

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    Good thing there's no nearby Apple Store :p

    So I'm trying to fix it myself... any ideas?

    (I've already replaced it with a MacBook Pro, by the way)
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    you are going to have to open it up and clean it by hand. so a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.

    Ironic how alcohol caused the issue and can fix it as well.....
     
  8. TheKittenEater thread starter macrumors member

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    I've already cleaned it out.
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well if you have already done a deep cleaning of absolutely the whole system chances are you can't do anything with replacing parts.
     
  10. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    If it turns off after an amount of time, it sounds like a thermal issue.

    Are all the fans spinning?

    What does iStat say about your temps?
     
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Thats a good point maybe the thermal paste got washed away.
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    ^ :D There's a lot of things that might possibly be wrong, but that's not one of them.

    Unless, OP, you actually disassembled the heatsink from off the CPU.
     
  13. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

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    I laughed so hard when I read this. Best thread of the year.

    However, I have no idea what could have happened to cause the error described. A thorough repeat cleaning may solve the problem, but somehow I doubt it.

    It would make a great story for an ebay or Craigslist sale.

    That sucks, seriously...
     
  14. pickledegg macrumors newbie

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  15. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    My mate pissed on my old Dell in Uni, got a brand new MacBook from the insurance company a week later. He's now my best friend.
     
  16. Luzzio macrumors regular

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    ^ The mac or the piss guy?

    Oh wait, right. Piss on your Dell = You get a Mac. He did you a favor there.
     
  17. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    No although the notebook does the job, I wouldn't go as far to say an inanimate object is my best friend. Though I certainly seem to spend most time with it...
     
  18. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    "Alcohol, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems" Homer Simpson
     
  19. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you guys should rent out his service as there are many that want a Mac--)))) :)
     
  20. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah if you took the heatsink off then it could very well be the problem. More likely the fans are toast though.
     
  21. krye macrumors 68000

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    Maybe the temperature sensors have corroded. Have you checked to make sure they are in good shape, and free of stomach junk?
     
  22. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Puked on my MacBook, randomly turns off.

    I'm sorry, but if you puked on me, I would be turned off as well, and not randomly!! :)

    BTW I hope your username had nothing to do with you being ill ;)

    Apple-ogies for not being constructive or helpful, but the title was gagging for a witty retort, and obviously to post about this you have a sense of humour.
     
  23. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    OMG the best thread of the year, I agree - lmao. dont forget about little strands of celery or something...
     
  24. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    That was an akward attempt lol
     

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