Spilled a slushie on my unibody MBP v what to do

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  1. manchild

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    Just did. Turned the computer off and took of my shirt to wipe it all off immediatly. Then I used a warm damp wash cloth to wipe it and then tried it. Then used another warm damp wash cloth with a bit of soap, then another damp warm cloth without soap to clean it then dried it.

    I haven't turned it back on yet and I'm trying to decide if I should take it apart. The keys aren't sticking right now which is good. And it doesnt seem like much, if any got under the keys.
     
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    Take it apart, they come apart quite easily

    make sure you didn't hit any of the liquid damage indicator things :noes:
     
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    I'd say let it dry for a while, no need to risk killing your machine because of being impatient.
     
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    put it in a big bag of rice
     
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    Liquid damage indicators just FUCKED YOU IN THE ASS.

    Bye bye warranty :(
     
  6. gui3

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    DON'T TURN IT ON.

    there are liquid damage indicators, so it's probably out of warranty.
    if it's a slushie, there will probably be residue left all over the innards. unless the liquid caused an electrical short that's already ruined the parts, you can save it if you get rid of the residue, then return it or sell it on ebay or something.

    dry as much as you can.
    take it apart carefully (use ifixit or something) and assess the damage
    use rubbing alcohol to CAREFULLY and GENTLY clean off the residue as best you can.


    As an extreme example - a girl brought me her 3rd Gen ipod a while back that was completely submerged in hairspray. there was dried hairspray goop on the inside of the ipod...so i took it apart, ran the parts under hot water with a toothbrush, then did the same with rubbing alcohol, then rinsed in rubbing alcohol, then let it sit for a night.

    worked fine the next day.
     
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  8. manchild

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    Shit are they all over the keyboard? Dammit the computer is 2 months old and I never do this shit.
     
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    The battery is built in so couldn't it already be shorted?
     
  10. snoozeallday

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    No im not sure where the indicators are but there are none on the outside.
     
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    this is why i dont eat or drink near my electronics. :( lesson learned.
     
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    So if stickers didn't set it off, will I ruin my warranty by tearing the computer down? There is a sticker on the battery saying "don't remove the battery"...


    not a lot of the slushie spilled, like a little bit on the keyboard around caps lock, shift, a, and z keys. and I cleaned it up right away.
     

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