Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: keyboard spill

  1. #1
    keyboard spill

    Member Since
    Apr 08, 2010
    Posts
    1
    keyboard spill
    i have a 13'' macbook that i recently spilled some listerine on.. (it was a travel sized one that i was holding by the cap while on the comp, the childproof lock on it didn't really work and it fell off and spilled of keys..)
    now some of my keys aren't working, and for example when i type ''z'' i get a ''xxccvx''... how can i clean it or fix this myself if possible? thanks

  2. #2
    keyboard spill
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,269
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Please refer to the sticky thread "I spilled liquid" on my...... LINK

    Regards.

  3. #3
    keyboard spill
    p3ezi(moto)'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
    Posts
    332
    Specs:
    VZW iPhone 4 64gb Ipad 13" White Macbook * WD 500GB HD 80GB Ipod Classic
    there should be a keynote in "i spilled liquid" that says "keep all liquids away from electronic equipment" haha
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

  4. #4
    keyboard spill
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,052
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    And Listerene is particularly corrosive alas. Probably will fail completely as corrosive attacks logic board.

  5. #5
    keyboard spill
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,965
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Listerene may make your laptop smell minty fresh again, but ultimately it will eat into the logic board and ruin that computer.

    I would get it PROFESSIONALLY cleaned (which involves complete disassembly) asap if you hope to save it. Otherwise it's just going to slowly get worse.

  6. #6
    keyboard spill
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,833
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Quote Originally Posted by p3ezi(moto) View Post
    there should be a keynote in "i spilled liquid" that says "keep all liquids away from electronic equipment" haha
    For sure, except for the haha part. It's no laughing matter. I don't handle any containers with liquid anywhere near my Mac. Now, someone else's computer, that's another story.

  7. #7
    keyboard spill
    p3ezi(moto)'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
    Posts
    332
    Specs:
    VZW iPhone 4 64gb Ipad 13" White Macbook * WD 500GB HD 80GB Ipod Classic
    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    For sure, except for the haha part. It's no laughing matter. I don't handle any containers with liquid anywhere near my Mac. Now, someone else's computer, that's another story.
    added the haha part just to do it...meant no offense by it...
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

  8. #8
    keyboard spill

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    Location
    *Brisvegas*
    Posts
    5,658
    Specs:
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    If you really spilled stuff on your macbook it's best to read this topic here. It's a bloody long topic but it'll give you a lot of good information about liquid spills on your macbook.

  9. #9
    keyboard spill
    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,833
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Quote Originally Posted by p3ezi(moto) View Post
    added the haha part just to do it...meant no offense by it...
    No offense taken. I wasn't trying to put you down. Maybe I should have just not quoted the last part, and thus not commented on it.

    But, seriously, liquids don't ever get close to my computer desk.

  10. #10
    keyboard spill
    p3ezi(moto)'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
    Posts
    332
    Specs:
    VZW iPhone 4 64gb Ipad 13" White Macbook * WD 500GB HD 80GB Ipod Classic
    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    No offense taken. I wasn't trying to put you down. Maybe I should have just not quoted the last part, and thus not commented on it.

    But, seriously, liquids don't ever get close to my computer desk.
    *shakes hands with toMACsh* it's alright. I just believe that it's ridiculous to have anything next to your expensive electronics that can destroy it
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

  11. #11
    keyboard spill

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    Location
    *Brisvegas*
    Posts
    5,658
    Specs:
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    Quote Originally Posted by p3ezi(moto) View Post
    *shakes hands with toMACsh* it's alright. I just believe that it's ridiculous to have anything next to your expensive electronics that can destroy it
    In some cases that anything can be themselves. So you're saying for some people not ever to be near their electonic gadgets? lol .

  12. #12
    keyboard spill
    p3ezi(moto)'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 14, 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
    Posts
    332
    Specs:
    VZW iPhone 4 64gb Ipad 13" White Macbook * WD 500GB HD 80GB Ipod Classic
    Lol...
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Keyboard freaking out after spill!
    By DianneIsSnazzy in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-20-2013, 11:17 PM
  2. Keyboard not working after spill
    By crash7800 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-08-2011, 04:49 AM
  3. Keyboard Problems After Spill
    By brett123 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-03-2009, 04:32 AM
  4. Water Spill on Keyboard
    By rdroescher in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-28-2009, 01:09 AM
  5. soda spill onto keyboard
    By comatisedheart in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-23-2007, 10:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •