Spilled Coke over my new MacBook Pro!!! WHAT DO?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by izimzis, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. izimzis macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    I spilled some coke over my mbp. Luckily i flipped it back over a.s.a.p and it's still working perfectly. Now i notice that the buttons in the right down corner of the keyboard are very sticky due to the coke.
    So apparently some coke went through. Will it make more damage in time? Do I have to open it up and clean it in a special way, or will it just decrease in time? What hardware is lying under the right down corner and can it be affected? I mean it should not get worse or should it?

    I'm seriously ****ing worried, stupid **** wont happen again, im really pissed at myself -.-

    Well i'm going to continue googling, but it would be great if i could get some answers, because i seriously cant sleep right now.
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Turn it off. Turn it over. Leave it for 2 days.
  3. izimzis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Thanks for the fast replies, i already Read about those Tips and it really Sounds good. But how can i clean the Keyboard and is there anything Else i can do right now but wait? I Feel so helpless :-(
  4. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
    just snort it off... Oh your talking about the soda
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009

    Its basically out of your hands at this point
  6. DJ-R macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2010
    i did that to my old laptop... lol it was pepsi.

    it's a PC notebook but I ended up open the while notebook to clean it completely even it's under warranty.
  7. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    You can also ride on a pogo stick through London, singing various hymn's backwards while firing rockets from your butt in the hope that a giant ninja alien Panda will save your MacBook.
  8. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    If it were me and it's just the keyboard, I'd remove the keyboard and try washing it. Of course, I'd need to let the keyboard sit somewhere and dry completely before putting it back.

    Worse case scenario would be the keyboard dies in which case I'd have to buy a replacement.

    This is all assuming none of the soda made it to any other parts of the laptop...
  9. izimzis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Hilarious, but seriously is there no Way to clean the keyboard?
    On ifixit there Seems to Be no Guide, so basically the Keyboard will always stay As sticky As now?
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Although there is no way to guarantee success and you can end up damaging the keys (and would have to buy replacement keys) you can disassemble the machine, remove each key individually and clean it with some rubbing alcohol. Its very long, very tedious, and if you remove a key wrong you could break the key.
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    You got lucky this time.

    I'm not sure if your warranty is voided or not but Apple will probably void it.
    I would just open it up if you know its void for sure (but I can't answer that for you.)

    You can find instructions here

    Good luck with your computer and be careful next time :)
  12. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    If you have the tools and know how. Take the battery out asap
  13. sochrisash macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
  14. izimzis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    So i do understand it correctly that i will have to do a Complete teardown after i waited 3 days to remove the keys and clean them with Alkohol? DIHT now its just 3 keys that are sticky but i Read that it gets Worse after Time. Damn it, i barely Drink Coke ones or twice a Month and now this!
  15. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Get a large quantity of uncooked rice. Stick MBP and rice into large receptacle of some kind, MBP upside down. The rice will absorb much of the moisture from the coke and expedite the process.

    Diet drinks don't cause near the damage of sugary drinks, however.
  16. izimzis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    It was Straight Coke. Is warranty void if only One Indikator is Red?
  17. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    your supposed to snort coke? i thought u were supposed to lick it :O
  18. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    If you're going to take it apart anway, why wait 3 days for soda to settle and thicken?

    Like I said, I'd just take it apart and wash it now. I wouldn't even bother with alcohol. I'd just use luke warm water.
  19. youlookingatme macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Buy a new computer.
  20. izimzis thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Well i dont think i have the needed Know how to clean the Keyboard. I got a mid 2010 mbp and so i have to do a Complete teardown to clean 7 keys of the Keyboard. Do you guys think i should do it anyway because the Sugar Gould brick my Device in Dome Time?
  21. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You have some serious issues going on with 7 keys, not to mention other internal damage
    And leaving it without cleaning will only magnify the issues over time

    I am not Apple, but yes, your warranty is voided, regardless of the sensors, because the liquid damage is obvious

    You can attempt to clean it yourself, or you can have Apple or an Apple reseller do so, but my advice is to get it cleaned up
  22. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2009
    Such a shame... get some contact cleaner, pull the KB out and clean up the mess.

    Put your lappy on an m-stand or other device to raise it off the desk/table.
  23. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2009
    New Jersey
    You would be suprised how many people throw out perfectly fine computers! I have had spilling issues with a few computers and the key is to not throw them out! After 7 months or so, one just started magically working again and has not missed a beat since! Same thing with many comps
  24. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007

    Sell it, but a PC they are cheaper to do coke with, that way you can afford more coke... are we talking about the same thing? Good luck

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