Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kaduce, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kaduce macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Well, at some point last night a beer bottle got spilled on my 13' Macbook Pro. I think it was the cat since it wasn't like that when I went to sleep. It was on and plugged in. It won't start up now, but the white light on the bottom right will come on and stay on... not sure what that entails. I opened the bottom and don't see any damage. Not sure what to do next... only have had it for a month or two. Thanks for any help.
  2. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    I see your wallet getting thinner in the nearby future.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I would leave it off for a few days in somewhere warm and dry and then try to turn it on after that. More than likely the beer corroded something. :(
  4. kaduce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Not what I wanted to hear. ha. I was hoping the white light was promising.
  5. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    Use your home insurance or whatever :)
  6. Nano2k macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2009
    I like it that you put the fault on the cat vs you leaving an open beer next to your computer :D
  7. kaduce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    No, my fault for sure... just how it got knocked over.
  8. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    Ofc it's the cats fault, then again cats are retarded :)
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I would disassemble the machine to clean and dry it!
    It worked as a charm for mine when I spilled in it awhile back!

    DO NOT try to turn it on in any case the next couple of days, regardless of what you do!
  10. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Way too late for that. Any short in the circuit already happened since it was on and running when the spill happened. Letting it dry out isn't going to magically restore it at this point.

    If the light comes on, it means that the DC in board is OK. That leaves you with MLB as the issue and hopefully that computer was insured since that repair is about $900 plus labor.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Bummers man.

    While the odds are high that something did short out, letting it dry out w/o the battery and AC couldn't hurt but as others have stated. Its probably going to cost you :(
  12. jshelton macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    You think the cat "knocked it over"? We all know kitteh "poured" the beer on your computer. Can't you see? He is systematically cutting all of your communication to the outside world. You'll likely find your phone line cut when you return home. Keep your cellular at your side, be aware, and don't let kitteh know you suspect anything. Do this, and you dramatically increase your chances of survival.

    Cat knocked it over...so naive.
  13. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    Letting it dry without it getting the logic board fixed is pointless. In the off chance that it does work again in a week, it'll just die again in 3 months.
  14. angusslo macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2009
    he probably ment that you've should finish that beer before going to sleep!

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