fuck, i spilled beer on my powerbook v.buttondoesnwork

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  1. wbarc

    wbarc New Member

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    shit. the key tht comees before the letter b no longer works. It doesnt stick, it just doesnt respond. every other key seems to be good. how much m i is repir gonn cost? FUCK.
     
  2. Skoles

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    Take the keyboard out & wipe down anything that was hit with beer with rubbing alchohol and nothing else.

    It's non-conductive and it won't cause parts to corrode.
     
  3. TheManLouisianaFace

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    everything conducts, just depends on the voltage
     
  4. wbarc

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    how do i tke the keybord out?
     
  5. Skoles

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    The Alchohol will dry quickly enough that it won't be a problem.

    Remove your battery first and, I'm going from the last laptop I had to open, the keyboard should have a trim panel around it where it's held down by screws. Pop the panel and remove the screws and the keyboard should swing out. Be sure to CAREFULLY detach the ribbon cable behind the keyboard.

    There's a proper how-to floating around the web.
     
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    thx, i think i mighjt just tke it to the pple store insted
     
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    currently at the apople store, they fixed my keyboard, now im trying to argue my way out of paying $150 for it, they are getting the manager lol
     
  8. Skoles

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    Wha- wtf. I just told you the free solution to what they basicly did. I would hope you end up paying the $150 since YOU spilt the beer and asked someone else to clean it.
     
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    :ugh2:

    the two keys were shorted out, I tried what you suggested, didn't work, thanks though. Put a new keyboard on it, I didn't pay.
     
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    bullshit.. I bet a) You didn't try what was suggested and that b) you paid $150 for a new keyboard (or for them to just clean the current one out)
     
  11. colosodian

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    relax man...
     
  12. wbarc

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    :06:
     
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    yeah jees... take a chill pill
     
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    :ugh2: why are you getting pussyhurt over that? it has nothing to deal with you, do you want him to tell you he loves you and that what you told him to do worked perfectly?
     
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    my boss spilt hot tea all of his PB right in front of me...i almost shit myself...

    but he stayed calm, shut it down, pulled the battery out and put it upside down with the screen open in an empty trash can.

    that night he took the keyboard out, stuck the pb next to a fan, and soaked the keyboard in alchohol. dried the keyboard with the same fan, reassembled and everything was great!

    i was so proud.
     
  16. humbucker

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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     

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