Soda went in to my Mac air...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tommy-Li, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Tommy-Li macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday I somehow let some drops of coke went into my Macbook from the hole in the back. The screen backlight was flashing last night. I turned my laptop off immediately and took the bottom case off to let it dry out. The screen is actually fine now, but I am really worried about hidden problems. Will the leftover sugar harm the circuit???:(
     
  2. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    Id open it back up and clean the entire area with 99% alcohol and a soft tooth brush to make sure you got off most of the residue
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Perhaps it might've damaged the video card? I'm not sure why your screen would be flickering.
     
  4. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    Not if the phosphoric acid gets there first :)
     
  5. iTurbo macrumors member

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    I had a spill on my 2013 11" MBA once. The machine still functioned, but was really slow and the fan was on constantly. I opened the Activity Monitor app and the kernel task CPU % were way way up for no apparent reason.

    I had it repaired at a place in Sioux Falls SD and they had to send it in to have a lot of components replaced for about $350. That was a couple years ago and it's been working great ever since.
     
  6. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like this guy only had a somewhat small amount of soda hit something to do with the backlight possibly, I doubt anything would have to be replaced in this case, just a cleaning to be sure.
     

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