Spilt Drink, OS X Bugging Out

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bennifer3000, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. bennifer3000 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    So the only time I ever have a drink on the same plane as my computer I spill some of my 20 oz. diet coke on my MacBook Pro.

    I cleaned off the keys the best I could, turned it off, cleaned up the rest.
    Then I turned it back on after 10/20 minutes from being cleaned up and off.

    I took off the keys and cleaned under them then put them back on and turned on. So in any app; Safari, iChat, TextEdit, etc., the keys will randomly input.
    Like: 0cccaassscccasssss0'''''''''000asdcccc

    Please note that none of the keys are stuck down at all and a thing like the '
    is very prevalent. Not a key however. ASSSSSSS and SCCCCCC are very prevalent.

    Right now my computer is laying in a L shape, battery removed and obviously powered down.

    Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    You didn't wait long enough. 24 hours or more is what is needed. If you let it dry out for a couple of days you might by lucky.
  3. bennifer3000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    will do. if not....what is the next best course of action? Btw: is there anyway to disable the onboard keyboard?
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    it seems the moisture / fluid didn't went just under the keys but also inside the actual electrical contacts, must let it dry, there will be residue left from the coke.
    btw, don't drink Coke
  5. bennifer3000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    thanks for the input. i know I gotta quit i've been addicted for my whole life and am working my way down.

    Ive heard about using alcohol to remove the coke...seems shady...apparently it'd clean w/o eating the circuitry.
  6. brasscat macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    So would a damp cloth. Be extra careful not to put solvents on the electronics. :eek:
  7. drennan macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    i spilt gin & tonic on my pb about 10 months ago and recently started getting kernel panics. the machine then stopped booting and turned out to be a faulty trackpad caused by the spill. dust/gunk had collected inside the machine where it was still sticky. cost me £310 ($550?) to replace the top case and keyboard (apparently they are interconnected so cant just replace the trackpad/keyboard). so i'd make sure its all propely cleaned inside as may cause probs in the future, even if it works ok now. dren
  8. bennifer3000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    thanks again. the random keystokes are gone, but so is my keyboard.

    on the bright side everything else seemingly works. yay team. :eek:

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