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    Member Since
    Feb 15, 2011
    coffe on my keyoard :(
    My roommate spilled a coffee on my keyboard.i tried to dried it as fast as i could and first i didn't see any problems but now when i tried to type 5 i saw that is not working...5,t,g and b are working only when i hold the key next to them...some times even when i am holding and trying to press the key it makes for example when i press "t" it writes "qwert"....also the mute button is not working too...does anybody know what can i do? i want to bring it to an official mac store to see if they can fix it or change it but in Dubai there is no official store... i would appreciate any help

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    There's the which is a start for you.

    However, since you've powered up the system and are running is clear that you've got shorts on your'll most likely have to replace the keyboard to get things working..the iFixIt link should give you an idea on what's involved..ideally taking it back to an Apple-authorized or savvy store would be ideal..


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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    You will be lucky if that is all that goes wrong as coffee can cause the logic board to fail with time. Liquid + electronics is a poor, and often fatal, mix.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Amen to what harry said. We try to explain that to folks who have had a spill on their machines - that right now it may "seem" to work OK, but over time it may cause damage to the logic board. If you're able, take the machine apart and clean as much as you can with distilled water (don't soak it) especially the logic board.

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    Member Since
    Jan 30, 2011
    chicago illinois area
    g4 ibook 1.2/512 leopard, 2007 MacBook 2.0 c2d lion, 20" imac 1.8 cd , 2010 mac mini
    hopefully you can fix or replace the keyboard, but if not you could always get a external keyboard from the apple store and use that. I had to do that for my g4 tibook that had an accident with iced tea at the starbucks i go to.... my tibook still works fine that way the only reason it got retired as a laptop and made my desktop is i didnt want to spend over $ 100.00 for anew battery when i got my g4 ibook 1.2 for $ 100.00 more. i still use my tibook daily as my desktop when im home and sometimes it is on overnight playing internet radio thru itunes.

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