Son killed my 15in MacBook Pro!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by simple411, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. simple411 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    I had a glass of wine next to my Late 2011 Macbook on the kitchen table. Son came over and accidentally scored a direct hit on to my keyboard. Flipped it quick powered it down took off the back and detached the battery. After a few days of drying I've cleaned it up but its dead. Some thoughts.. fix it, buy something new or wait for the next gen? I do need something in the interim for presentations if I'm going to wait. I've even looked at some PC laptops but couldn't force myself to buy something. Thinking of buying a 13in Retina move my ssd from the old to new and if the memory works old to new too. What do you all think?

    Thanks in advance..
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Open the thing, clean with isopropyl alcohol and try again, iFixit has good guides on how to open Macs.

    Oh, and don't blame the son, or was it his wine.;):p
  3. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2011
    You can't move your old parts into the 13in Retina. Get the non retina if you want to move parts.
  4. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Don't give up total hope. My MBP needed literally 5 weeks of drying out before it started working again.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Just quoted for emphasis.

    RAM is soldered onto the mainboard on the retina, and the SSD is a blade-style à la MacBook air.

    You will not be able to move your parts over if you go retina.
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    Find a new son. :D

    Just kidding. You've done all you can. GL.
  7. BlizzardPS macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2013
  8. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
  9. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    This is the problem with underage drinking. The fine motor skills are not yet developed enough.
  10. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    These guys CLAIM to be able to fix most, and prices don't seem too unreal to me (silly Canadian) so might be worth a look if you have a 'repair price in mind' before you just say UPGRADE time.. Good Luck!!
  11. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    If you do decide to upgrade, you should look into taking out an insurance policy on the new notebook, which would cover accidental damage, fire, theft, etc. Consult with your car/homeowner's agency to see if you can take out a "personal items policy" on it. All you should need is the serial number of the new MBP and a copy of the receipt showing the purchase price. Otherwise, there are specific companies such as Worth Ave Group that deal specifically in insurance for notebooks, phones, and tablets. Policies are not that expensive. I pay less than $50/year through State Farm.
  12. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Try Apple Store

    I know this is over used but I had an issue with a 13" a friend spilled on one. We tried just having the keyboard replaced (Only had an issue with the key board) then we started to have issues with it charging. Took it to the Apple Store and they said they had a flat rate water damage fee. I beleive it was around $500 but they replaced the keyboard, motherboard, side panel, and mag safe port. Its probably best to just take it to apple even though its expensive.
  13. rikscha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2010
    Are you still in the return period? Perhaps get a girl?
  14. simple411 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    Thanks for all your help. Trying to get the macbook fixed. In the meantime I picked up a 2013 Macbook Air. So far so good. Just have to keep my wine glass far away from my laptop. :eek:
  15. themumu macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2011
    Well, your first mistake was using the laptop in the kitchen ;)

    I'm guilty of that too, but I found I can reduce the chance of accidental death by perching the laptop on top of something, so that it's not in direct path of tripping liquid containers. I use something like this:


    Just a simple cover for cake platters. Can be found in any dollar store. Probably insufficient for tall stemware, but good enough for regular drinking glasses.

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