So I spilled wine on my i7 and cleaned it....

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  1. selloutt macrumors member

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    and It is now starting up but wont get past the apple logo.

    I am looking for advice from the experts.

    What should I do next ?
     
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  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I would say pop it open from the underside and make sure all components were really dry.

    I would have not turned it on until 4 days after the accident.

    At this point some chip or data lane must be fried.
     
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  5. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    OK I cleaned it w 91% rubbing alcohol. I waited 72 hrs after cleaning. 100% not the HD because I put in a fresh drive before I tested it.

    Any ideas ?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Did you just clean the outside? Did you check for liquid on the logicboard?
     
  7. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    No i cleaned the inside.

    But actually it just started up. The HD i put in only had SL 10.6, but when I put in another HD running 10.6.6 the i7 booted right up. Still has a few sticky keys, and I think the trackpad and battery may be acting a little strange but at least its powering up now.

    Any advice if the battery light by the SD card slot is dead ? Any advice for cleaning up the trackpad ?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's probably the chipset then. The wine has fried something.
     
  9. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE

    i7 is starting, but only in safe mode and entering safe mode automatically. does that mean that the ram ports are dirty or ...... ???

    also need trackpad cleaning advise too, acting a bit slow..
     
  10. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Is this a 2011?

    You need to update to the version of SL that came on the disc. Any other version will not work.
     
  11. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    Im not sure i understand. I updated the HD to 10.6.6.

    What about the comp only booting (automatically) into safe mode ?
     
  12. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Just making sure you updated the HDD to the 10.6.6 that came with the 2011. Only that 2011 disc has certain drivers that it needs. If you pulled the drive from some other system, even if it says it has the latest 10.6.6, it won't have some drivers for the 2011.
     
  13. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you sure ? So I need to do an install off the original disk again ? Ill try it.
     
  14. CompanionCube macrumors regular

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    I'll never understand how you idiots spill so many liquids on your laptops. In 20+ years I've never once spilled anything on a single keyboard or electronics device because I take preemptive measures so it does NOT happen.
     
  15. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Yes, definitely. Only the SL disc that came with the 2011 will work.
     
  16. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Have a toddler then get back to us.

    When mine gets into the wine, wtf...
     
  17. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback, Hoff. So this is only for the 2011 models, right ? Because I never had problems mixing and matching hard drives with the 2010s.

    Anyway, Im installing and will let u know how it goes.

    Also, most of my keyboard is dimmed out. Is there a way to fix or do I need a whole new keyboard ?
     
  18. TheHoff macrumors 6502

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    Yup, this is specific to the 2011s. I thought I could swap HDs without an issue because the HD being swapped was on the latest 10.6.6. But that 2011 disc has special drivers that no other version has. Before updating to the 2011 disc version, my boot was also stuck at the grey Apple (loading ktext extensions).

    I bet it will come up for you when it is done.
     
  19. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. SO now if you lose your install disks, there is no way to do a reinstall ?? Crazy.

    Anyway, now I just need to figure out how to get the lights on my keyboard to shine again and figure out if the damn trackpad is working or not . . . .

    Ill let u know how it goes
     
  20. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE

    did the reinstall from the original OS disks for the i7.

    still only and automatically booting into SAFE BOOT.

    any other places to troubleshoot. ??
     
  21. C01E macrumors member

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    Reason #1 to NEVER LOOSE YOUR INSTALL DISCS :)

    Side note, There is probably damage to the PC that can not be easily cleaned (Liquid could be under the edge of a chip you can't get to, Etc...)

    If you can, pop in the OSX install disc, Hold T during boot, Run all tests, If any fail, Or you can't get them to run... Apple Store time!
     
  22. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    The only thing is that I am hesitant to run a diagnostic overnight if there is clearly still something wrong with the machine.

    I was hoping for some type of hardware troubleshooting I could do. I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with the ram bays, but I dont know any way to test this theory.

    And yeah, apple store is out of the question since they wont help me under warranty and their repair prices are outrageous.

    No one has any ideas ?
     
  23. steeex macrumors member

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    it could be that the keyboard is shorting, making it boot in safe mode. It *could*. Unfortunately, most likely the spill reached the logic board and/or something else...
    However, if you feel very industrious, dismantle the whole thing and wash the keyboard under running water for 2 min, wait for it to dry for 1-2 days. I have done it myself with a wireless keyboard and I was amazed to realize it had 100% recovered...
     
  24. selloutt thread starter macrumors member

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    I didnt wash the keyboard. I guess I should have. ANy one have any tips for WASHING the keyboard on an i7 !?!?!?

    Gamey.!!
     

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