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    Mac book pro 2012 - wine spill
    Hello all,

    I'm new to the forum so i'm not completely sure if this is the right place to start a thread like this, so my apologise if this is the wrong place!

    So, got a Apple Macbook Pro 13.3" mid 2012 MD101xx/A, I spilled a small amount of wine on it and caused it liquid damage I'v take it too the genius bar and they said they were going to charge me to replace the logic board and keyboard but the Genius told me this was pretty standard practice and they would be able to repair the logic board later and reuse it.

    and today I've just turned on the MacBook again. It started up, chimed and I managed to log in as normal using a USB keyboard (the liquid damaged keyboard only types in caps). The computer does not shut itself down now like it was doing before.The login process was notably slower than normal but everything else seems to be working - trackpad / airport / screen. However, the DVD drive is not recognised and I can't get it to recognise an external hard drive / USB drive

    Do you think I could completely stripe the machine apart and cleaned everything and dried everything and reassembled it would work again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranebox95 View Post
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    Do you think I could completely stripe the machine apart and cleaned everything and dried everything and reassembled it would work again?
    Not likely. Wine happens to be very efficient at conducting electricity, so you almost certainly have parts shorted out inside your MacBook.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranebox95 View Post
    Do you think I could completely stripe the machine apart and cleaned everything and dried everything and reassembled it would work again?
    Liquid spills (in many cases) end up with a dead computer. The fact that your computer seems to be working partially is a better sign than most folks experience with their liquid spilled computer.

    That being said...there is no definite answer to the question asked above (results are unpredictable).

    No need to guess...just do it...and see what happens. Then you will have the answer.

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    Wine is just above Coca-Cola on the list of Worst Possible Liquids to Spill on your Mac. It is eating your logic board as we speak, albeit slowly.

    You can probably kiss that machine goodbye over time.

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    As others suggest think it is one the way out and as you have found out no warranty once the liquid indicators show the spill.
    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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