soda spilled on macbook.

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  1. Quintini macrumors newbie

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    my son spilled a diet coke on my macbook. It mostly got on the keyboard and monitor. I removed the power chord, turned it off, and wiped off the soda immediately. But of course it's liquid so it is probably moved under the keys right? I turned it back on a few hours later and there doesn't seem to be any problems. Is it possible there was no damage?
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    I'm not sure, however I'd recommend leaving it somewhere warm to dry for at least a couple of days. There may still be some condensation in.
     
  3. Shawny D macrumors member

    Shawny D

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    I spilled Cup o' Noodles over my MacBook's keyboard a couple weeks after I got it. :eek:
    (Note to self: The next time you're rocking out to Ayumi Hamasaki, make sure you don't have Cup o' Noodles in hand.)

    It made a sound like it was shorting-out, then died. I freaked out for a split-second, then turned it upside-down, it had leaked down to the battery. I proceeded to remove the wet battery and let it dry for a few days while I prayed reeeeaal hard.

    Three days later, I put the dried-out battery back in, said a quick prayer, and...

    I'm typing this post on the same MacBook nearly 3 years later. :D
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    You're supposed to wait at least a few days.

    If it were me I'd take the top case off. Clean off any residue. And wait AT LEAST a week before I even think about turning it back on.
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    It blows me away how we keep getting new threads about someone spilling something on their keyboard. You'd think someone would have learned from other's mistakes by now and buy a silicone cover to use on their keyboard. You don't even have to learn from the MR forum members, it's common sense. :p
     

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