Spilt Drink On Mac; Survived; but should i be prepared for it to break soon?

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  1. Concerned macrumors newbie

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    Just earlier, i spilt my drink (around half a cup) on to my desk. I think some (most of it ended up on my table, although i'm not completely sure how much) went into my Macbook Pro. I have a keyboard cover, so it didn't go on my keyboard. The keyboard case itself didn't get wet. It only split on the back, between the screen and the keyboard and i think it went in through the vents at the back. The computer suddenly shut down or blacked out, and i pressed the power button a few times, and there was no reaction. I used a de-humidifier and a hair dryer, and after a few minutes, it turned back on.

    That was 30 minutes ago, and it's working perfectly fine. I was just wondering if i should expect the situation to get worse soon or will it be fine. There isn't and water leaking out, and i hope the hair dryer dealt with the water.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    If I was you I would sell it asap before it breaks
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps let it sit for a while, if it continues to work then it continues to work but if not then you are going to have to look into getting it repaired or selling it for parts unfortunately.
     
  4. maflynn, Sep 4, 2012
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    That's unethical and immoral. I would highly recommend not going down this road.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    In general it`s better not to turn on the machine if it`s exposed to any liquids, however as yours is up an running i would recommend to keep it on as long as possible and let it dry, don't move it about, just let it sit and run. Whatever damage is done, is done and there is little short of Apple, a Mac specialist you can do unless you have some level of technical ability to strip and clean the boards.
     
  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Your either joking or this is a sad reflection of this forum....
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Actually I forgot the Not :eek:

    My bad sorry
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Ahhhhh explains thx, we`re all at peace again :p
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    No problems, my fingers tend to be faster then my brain
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 601

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  11. cshel24 macrumors member

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    I spilled about half a glass of Pinot Grigio on a Dell a few years back. It lasted about 20 minutes.
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That's pretty good, I usually only make it about 15 minutes on wine.
     
  13. VacTacks11 macrumors member

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    Just don't do the bag of rice thing (goes for any electronics).

    If rice really was able to absorb moisture from the air we could cook it by leaving it in a pot for an hour.

    Silica packets DO absorb air moisture, and a few of those in a sealed bag could help.

    If you can open it, do so, remove the battery, let the charge dissipate, then use isopropyl alcohol wipes to wipe away any spill residue. Don't blow dry it - let it air dry.

    Provided none of the parts are shorted out, you can carefully use distilled water to wash away the residue, then alcohol wipes to 'dry mop' it. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity (that is, will cause electrical shorts that 'fry' electronics), but distilled water isn't.

    Good luck
     
  14. six.four macrumors 6502

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    The keyboard protector saved your macbook pro

    As with any liquid spill, the major concern after the immediate danger is always corrosion from the moisture residue.

    If you want to be sure and not to worry in the future, you need to open it up and check the mobo for corrosion or any areas that might have any residual moisture.
     
  15. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    It may kill it, it may not.

    Just be prepared for the worst and get backups done.
     

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