6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 2:05 PM by CMCSK Branched to a new discussion.
khags123 Level 1 (0 points)

it thinks its december 31, 2000, the shift key is held down and nothing will save. is it hopeless?


MacBook Pro, 2011 macbook
  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,885 points)

    Probably, and all the time you use it it will get worse, turn it off and take it to an Apple Store.

  • khags123 Level 1 (0 points)

    i did yesterday but then the only thing wrong was the shift key, kept a fan on it all night and  it appears to have gotten worse :\

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    Possibly.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    How to clean Apple products

     

     

    How to remove and clean your Macbook Pro Keyboard

     

     

    Cleaning Macbook keys after a spill

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • John Scott1 Level 2 (310 points)

    Its really hard to say. If you powered down right away and remove the battery you can try and dry it out and then check after a day or so. The real problem is that Macbook Pro's are not very good at dispersing water or liquid through the chassis like some laptop designs. Its really a negative to me against the Macbook Pro design.

    I wish you luck but do not be surprised if the water which is much more conductive then some other liquids probably caused some major issues. Like I said, it depends on how much, how long the water was in the chassis and if it was powered on.

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,885 points)

    John Scott1 wrote:

     

    Its really hard to say. If you powered down right away and remove the battery you can try and dry it out and then check after a day or so. The real problem is that Macbook Pro's are not very good at dispersing water or liquid through the chassis like some laptop designs. Its really a negative to me against the Macbook Pro design.

     

    Please tell us your preferred brand of laptop for aquatic use?

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

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