Should I take it into an Apple Store to get checked out? I'm worried that although it seems fine now, it may start having problems further down the track.
drying wont work, you think it does, everyone does, but they're always wrong.
Yes, you need it opened up and appt with your local Apple store., you spilled nasty acids inside and your Air will corrode and falter.
Liquid spills, why your MacBook chassis is a one-way valve for spills
After a substantial spill many people will turn their notebook upside down and shake it, not only does this not work, but it spreads liquid havoc throughout your machine and makes things often as bad as possible.
The keyboard itself acts like a one way valve in the case of a substantial liquid spill. While liquid pours into the bottom chassis easy, it does not come out easily at all, and in the case of any spill, most of it will not come out by turning it upside down. Disconnect all power and contact Apple for diagnostics and repair.
Do not attempt to, after a spill, ‘dry out your MacBook’ and test it
After a spill most people invariably try to “dry out” their notebook by various methods, including hair dryers and otherwise. This both does not work, and after a substantial spill of any magnitude, even if the liquid was water, residue is left behind.
There are additionally many very tight places inside your notebook where liquids will linger for a very long time, and cause corrosion or worse.
Immediately unplug your notebook and contact Apple for in shop diagnostics and parts replacement.
In the case of very minor spills people will “dry out” their notebook and feel success that their notebook is working ok, however invariably in nearly all instances after 4-14 days an error / fault pops up and is usually followed by more.
In case of a spill, damage estimates are impossible,.....anything can be fixed, without question.......the question is cost.
contact Apple for in shop diagnostics and cost estimation ....possible parts replacement.
Fans and repowering after a liquid spill - dangerous living. Fans just blow any wet from where it is to where it isn't (yet). Corrosion damage will get worse over time. FWIW liquid spills are not covered under waranty. Either someone (or if you're handy) you will have to at least clean and dry the logic board (a major task).
Thanks for your help huys.
I pulled it apart myself today to have a look inside for any visible damage. Everything on the inside seemed pretty good. No visible stains or residue from the coke. I stopped short of removing the logic board (feels a little above my skill set) but I did clean what I could carefully with a q-tip and some isopropyl. Here's hoping when its finished drying off completely it comes together okay!
Here are some pictures of the inside. Anything you think I should be worried about?
I would think that if there was something visible to clean up on this side (the bottom of the board) there's probably damage/reside on the other side.... you will find out in a few days if it starts acting strange you now know why.
Yes removing the logic board is a very advanced DIY - essentially you are completely disassembling then reassembling the entire machine. Helps you understand why a liquid damage repair is so expensive.