Safari and iTunes Wont Load Anymore After Beer Spill

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rkarkar, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. rkarkar macrumors newbie

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    So dont ask me how but a beer spilt on my laptop keyboard (ibook g4). Afterwards, I quickly tilted it over and then removed the keyboard and dried it with a blow dryer. I later noticed that the computer shut down by itself bc I dont recall turning it off. Anyway, I got a little impatient/curious after an hour and restarted it. Not the smartest i know. It worked and I ran iTunes and played some music for my guests and then also was surfing the net a little. All was fine. Well we all went outside for a little and when I came back 20 minutes later, the computer had gone into sleep mode but wouldnt respond to keyboard presses so I shut it off for the rest of the night.

    Fortunately this morning, the computer turned on fine. However, some of my Mac applications are not working, so far I know that Safari, iTunes and iChat arent opening but iPhoto and Quicktime are. I think all my other non-Mac apps work fine...So then I tried redownloading iTunes but that didnt work either. I also tried opening a song from my Finder and it wouldnt open in iTunes. Basically the icon loads on the bottom of the screen for a split second and then stops. I have the original software so I guess I could reinstall it but I was wondering if someone knew an easier way?

    I feel pretty fortunate that my cpu works and at least I can use another browser/music player. Could have been much worse. Not to mention I can always get a new keyboard. Suggestions??
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Maybe iTunes and Safari are still a bit wet. Try the hair dryer on them too.

    Try trashing their .pref files, maybe got corrupted during the accident.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ LOL, the first line of the above post is hilarious. What did you expect? Just try trashing their .plist files like the above poster suggested.
     
  4. rkarkar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes rather funny i agree. almost had me for a second...

    so how exactly do i do this? I've found a lot of different .plist files and not sure which folders to go into.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Quit iTunes and delete the com.apple.iTunes.plist from "Users/Your Home Folder/Library/Preferences".
     
  6. rkarkar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but it doesnt seem to change anything. I tried it for both Safari and iTunes. Other options?
     

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