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spilled coffee (am i the first to do this??)

by markmark / August 12, 2010 12:49 AM PDT

1...spilled coffee on keyboard
2...let the thing dry out
3...wouldn't start or even light power light
4...took apart and cleaned off coffee from circuit board with isopropal alch and tooth brush and let dry
5...eureka...IT LIVES
6...after 1/2 hour died again for 20 minutes and dies

what should i there a log that will tell me the why it is failing?

might it self heal??

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What's going on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2010 1:03 AM PDT

Most of the time if we are lucky it's a connection or contact failure. The good news is usually your files survive 99.99% of the time. But here's the drill. To recover it usually takes a technician to dis-assemble the machine, clean and re-assemble it. If nothing else dies, then it lives on for some time. No one should warrant the machine as moisture has compromised the contacts,

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no data lost...hd intact
by markmark / August 12, 2010 4:14 AM PDT

and the machine occasionally starts..but quits and won't start again even after cooling overnite..but will start later in the day??

where do i find the crash log that might tell what is causing the powerdown/crash..perhaps it is being caused by a replacible part..

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Ditch that keyboard,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 12, 2010 7:56 AM PDT

get another and see if that makes any difference.


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by Satomi Masukami / August 14, 2010 12:53 PM PDT

Unfortunately i dont' know what to say to help you fix that, i really hope your mac gets back to life!!!

Just to say, no, you're not the first to do this.
My sister spilled water over 3 keyboards in few months.

Feeling better? Silly

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