Spilled liquid on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JewelSearcher22, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. JewelSearcher22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2014
    My mac was sitting on a couch and my dad accidentally spilled some beer on the mac. The mac was closed and already shut down. It spilled towards the back where the hinge is mainly. I tried to turn it on about a day later but it didnt work. When I try to charge it, the charging cable doesn't light up. I thought there was a problem with the cable but after borrowing my friends cable it still wasn't working. What's wrong with my mac? Who should I see to get it repaired? And how much will it cost?
  2. allthatjazz macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    What's wrong with your mac? Wate...Beer damage

    Who should you see? Apple store/certified shop or local computers shop

    How much? See above
  3. JewelSearcher22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2014
    What do you mean by see above? And thank you for replying.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    beer probably shorted something.

    You will usually need a new logic board and a new inverter board.

    turning it on after a liquid spill is almost certain to fry something.

    If the mac is old, you will pay almost as much as for a new MBP.
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    "See above" means you'll have to ask the actual repair shop, because only they can determine what's wrong with it and what the repair will cost. Since repair cost will greatly depend on what needs to be replaced, there's no way to predict the cost without knowing what's wrong first.

    The safest prediction of the repair cost is, "You won't like it".
  6. JewelSearcher22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2014
    Thank you. I went to the apple store. It will cost $1200 to fix so I will just end up purchasing a new one
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Be sure to sell the old one on eBay. List what's wrong and sell for parts or repair only. You'd be surprised how much these sell for when non functional.

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