i spilled alcohol on my 3 week old macbook

June 20, 2010 at 09:21:10
Specs: Windows Vista
Last night I spilled gin and tonic on my 3 week old Macbook. It was shut down right away. Can anybody help me what should I do? I did not turn on the computer since, I am just too scared to see what happened. Their warranty would cover any demage? I got it 22 days ago.
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June 20, 2010 at 09:25:43
The proper way would be to clean it. At the factory they basically use a large dish washer to clean all the parts in warm distilled water and special soap and then they dry it with warm air.

You can try to take it apart and see how far the damage is. Might be only keyboard needs to be cleaned. Use distilled water and have a blow dryer to dry it.

Otherwise take it to a repair center. I doubt it would be covered unless you purchased a secondary warranty from the seller that covers everything. Every place tries to sell the extended warranties. If you bought one then see if it covers any damage.

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June 20, 2010 at 11:49:38
HI there,

You did a good job by not turning it on again. I suggest you to visit any local computer shop and tell them what you did. They will open your laptop and will clean it for you and they will tell you if anything needs to be replaced . (possibly keyboard). Well if you claim warranty then they wont give you that in any case.( i m 100% sure)

Best of luck

Imran Khan


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