9533 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2011 3:13 PM by Jan-Willem Arnold
Take it to the Apple Store along with your roommate who is responsible for the cost of repair or replacement. Do NOT take it to a BestBuy though, personally I wouldn't let them touch anything of mine. Tell him to bring his credit card, it's not going to be cheap. BTW any warranty you had on the computer has probably been voided. After paying I'm sure your roommate will be more careful in the future, this will probably be a painful lesson for him.
No Apple warranty will cover liquid spill damage. If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, check with the insurance agent or company to see whether the damage is covered.
A full cup of beer is likely to have ruined everything inside the case, and the cost of repair will probably be too high to be worthwhile. I suspect you'll be better off just replacing the computer. I hope your roommate will take responsibility and foot the bill.
There is a chance the machine will survive without damage. The optical drive is the most difficult component. I disagree about the idea that the machine is completely dry on the inside after a week. It might take longer.
Beer will leave a sticky mess inside which is not a very good insulator. The machine needs to be taken apart and thoroughly cleaned with a suitable solvent in order to remove those traces. All connectors need to be cleaned as well.