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    Spilled Whiskey ALL OVER my Mac!
    It got my keyboard really sticky and the lights are out on the keyboard. The disc drive is also sticky and I can't put any discs into it. I have no money to buy a new Mac, but I have some money to repair it if the repair costs are little. Everything works fine on it, and I dried it out for two days in a row. But the keyboard sticking is really pissing me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwingsbabe14 View Post
    It got my keyboard really sticky and the lights are out on the keyboard. The disc drive is also sticky and I can't put any discs into it. I have no money to buy a new Mac, but I have some money to repair it if the repair costs are little. Everything works fine on it, and I dried it out for two days in a row. But the keyboard sticking is really pissing me off.

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    Stop drinking whiskey!!

    You are likely to see other issues down the road due to liquid damage. The true extent of the damage at this point is really unknown.

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    So then who should I take it to? TO get it fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwingsbabe14 View Post
    So then who should I take it to? TO get it fixed?
    In MANY cases...liquid spilled on a laptop results in a damaged logic board. The parts alone (depending on the laptop model) can cost upwards of $750+...then add labor if you can't do the repair yourself. This usually means (depending on the age of the computer) that a person is basically better off purchasing a new computer than repairing the old one.

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    The sugars in the whiskey are going to -- slowly -- eat that computer's solder and circuit board.

    You may try lightly dabbing some Goo Gone on the keyboard, but the overall diagnosis is terminal. I would be very vigilant about keeping backups up to date and I would start saving for a replacement machine right now.

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    I have no money to buy a new Mac, but I have some money to repair it if the repair costs are little.
    Well, I'd say buy a bottle of whiskey and drink it, hope that eases the pain.
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    You shouldn't be drinking Whiskey, you should be drinking Whisky!

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    Well, I'd say buy a bottle of *Single Malt Scotch and drink it, hope that eases the pain.
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    spilled coffee on laptop doing a sexy dance
    I was trying to record myself doing a sexy dance for my boyfriend in Afghanistan and I some how managed to spill coffee all over my Mac. I turned it upside down hoping to minimise the liquid infiltrating the hard drive. Today when I turned it on it worked for hours while I played music but now it won't work. It just comes up with a flashing folder icon. Please help. I love that computer and I have thousands of photos on it that I never backed up.

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    Sorry to say Harmony,
    liquid damage is already a hard luck story, if not immediate damage, eventual damage is a certainty.
    Turning it on so soon, without cleaning it out and letting it dry has only made things worse.
    Flashing folder icon is pretty much telling you there is corruption in your OS, or no OS.
    I will direct you to this article, and hopefully you have enough success to at least go to the next step of retrieving data.
    You can download spend money on data recovery software,

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