soy milk spille on Mac

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  1. AlbertoQuemada macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a 2012 13inch MacBook Pro.
    Some soy milk was spilled on the side of the computer, It seems to run perfectly but the screen now is like x ray or inverted colors.
    Do you think the gnu is dead ?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You must stop using the macbook, remove the bottom casing, disconnect the battery, and remove as many components as possible. Clean all of the affect areas with pure isopropyl alcohol, let it dry for a couple of more days, reassemble, and try it again.
     
  3. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The screen only got these colors if I move it, if it is still it looks normal more or less.
    So I think it might be the screen.

    i will let the Mac rest for two days.
    Thanks
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    As the liquid sits against the board, the components will start to corrode.

    I assume the liquid was not spilled on the screen itself; therefore, it is one of the internal components that is being affected when the Macbook is moved. This could also be an indication that liquid is moving around as you move the Macbook and causing a short circuit.

    It's up to you how you deal with it. Better to take preventative action now IMHO.
     
  5. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the problem is that I don't have the screw drivers... so I will let it rest until I can open it. I hope it doesn't get worse
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    I understand but the longer it sits with liquid inside, the more damage the liquid may do.

    Good luck.
     
  7. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You are welcome.

    I feel your pain as I went through a liquid spill on two different 13" early Macbook Air.
     
  9. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, do you think this is a problem on the gpu or the screen?
     

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  10. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    The gpu is integrated into the cpu; therefore, I think it is a problem with components on the logic board or connections on the logic board.
     
  11. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I think it might be the screen because in the corners are signals of liquid and the rest of the screen works perfectly fine. so I hope is the screen and I can replace it.
    tomorrow I will connect de Mac to a screen with thunderbolt so I can see if it is the gpu or screen
     
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    It's not the screen. You might luck out and have it work fine for a bit through thunderbolt if it is just the connections to the screen that are damaged rather than other parts of the logic board, but if it is not disassembled and cleaned components will corrode and it will get worse.
     
  13. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Did you spill liquid on the screen too?
     
  14. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Mac was on a backpack, and a bottle of soy milk break. The Mac was lay down with the screen touching the ground. When I realize there weren't much liquid.
     
  15. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    If liquid got into the screen, it may not be worth fixing
     
  16. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why? a new screen cost around 40
     
  17. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    That seems really low. What's included for the price? Is it an apple OEM screen?
     
  18. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Where are you getting a screen for $40??
     
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    Any links? $40 seems too low unless it is for parts of the screen assembly.
     
  21. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Screen is for a Core 2 duo, not a mid-2012 13" i5.

    From the sale description: Compatibility- MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Core 2 Duo A1278 2009 and 2010 only
     
  22. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just see it, but there are some for macbook 13 inch i5 for similar price
     
  23. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    I don't see any fully functioning screens for $40 in Canada or the USA. Maybe they are cheaper where you are located?
     
  24. AlbertoQuemada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe, I just found some from Germany or England ( Im from Spain)
     

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