1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 24, 2011 3:39 PM by CMCSK
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First, My macbook pro trackpad didn't click ( because i spilled juice all over it )

and i was fine with that, because i got used to the tapping thing.

this happened months back ( see other question I posted for what happened )

and anyway, i woke up this morning to find that the tapping didn't work either, but i could hover, and use the multitouch functions.

i don't think the juice affected it, because it was a while ago and it must've dried by now, but what I don't know is why it happened overnight.

I have to resort to using my tablet to use the mouse functions, and its really annoying, so i'm really sad about this ;-;

if anyone can help, or give advice on how a 14 year old girl can fix this herself, then please help ]':

my mom won't pay for it, and I can't save money that quickly , but i'm sure if I do it myself i'll break it and wipe my harddrive ;---;;;;;

so i'm really worried as well.

New Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    i don't think the juice affected it, because it was a while ago and it must've dried by now, but what I don't know is why it happened overnight.

    You thought wrong. The insides of your computer is probably very sticky and getting rusty which can happen over time. Believe me, your damages did not occur "overnight."

    if anyone can help, or give advice on how a 14 year old girl can fix this herself, then please help ]':

    Immediately disconnect all peripherals, power cord & remove the battery. Turn the computer over with the lid partly open and the hinge facing upward to let the liquid drain. Do not flop it over and lay it flat - you want to separate it from the moisture. Place paper or cloth towels under the machine to sop up the mess.
    After the computer disgorges whatever you spilled on it, don't turn it on for 72 hours or longer. You want to computer to dry out completely before turning it on again.
    Some users here swear by hairdryers. Blow drying the innards may bake whatever was in the liquid onto delicate computer components. Better to let the computer air dry.

    Use plain tepid water to clean out the computer. If you spilled iced beverage more than likely this ice fried the hot motherboard.
    Sugary, acidic or milky drinks will almost always cause problems later on as the residue starts slowly corroding the computer innards.
    Swab down any sticky parts with distilled water or denatured alcohol.

    If none of the above works, you will need to take the computer to a repair shop. Apple Care does not cover liquid or food damage. Believe me, they can tell. So the old "my computer stopped working" line is not going to work.





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