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    TechieJustin's Avatar
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    Death of a Macbook Pro
    Yeah. I won't go into details but my 2008 MBP 15.4" has been destroyed. Compltely my fault I sold it for parts on eBay and managed to save the hard drive. I ordered a refurb for $1,500 and it arrived at the house yesterday.
    After all these years of being careful with my equipment, I finally did it to myself.

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    Go on! I think we are all keen to know how you managed it.

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    12oz of Sprite.
    Machine was turned on.

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    I'll bet that was the most expensive can of Sprite you ever drank (or should I say spilled?). You have my sympathy. But this time, how about buying yourself a notebook stand and put that new refurbished MBP on it where it'll be somewhat protected from spills?

    Regards.

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    O U C H! Thanks for sharing with us what happened. SO FAR, the only soda damage here has been separate keyboards. The one that really hurt me was my Wired full sized new Apple one.

    Anyway glad you were able to replace your machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I'll bet that was the most expensive can of Sprite you ever drank (or should I say spilled?). You have my sympathy. But this time, how about buying yourself a notebook stand and put that new refurbished MBP on it where it'll be somewhat protected from spills?

    Regards.
    yeah. I bought a keyboard protector and from now on there won't be any drinking in the office.
    The best part is after it happened the wireless network went down. I think the machine was shorted out and transmitting junk taking the network offline.

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    I wont even permit myself to have any liquids near my macbook pro, let alone food. I love it too much and spent plenty of money on it.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    O U C H! Thanks for sharing with us what happened. SO FAR, the only soda damage here has been separate keyboards. The one that really hurt me was my Wired full sized new Apple one.

    Anyway glad you were able to replace your machine!
    Well, I probably shouldn't have. Money will be very tight the next few months.
    I'm bidding on a Dell D430 without a HD and OS so I can have adisposable laptop shold I need one.


    Quote Originally Posted by firesidedog View Post
    I wont even permit myself to have any liquids near my macbook pro, let alone food. I love it too much and spent plenty of money on it.
    That's going to be my policy.

    I'm just so ****** off. I don't understand how it happened. I barely hit the glass, the liquid just jumped out.

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    Drop Ubuntu on that Dell, and it'll almost feel like home when you need a junker.

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    My mom dropped a 32 oz diet soda on my macbook pro a year and a half ago while it was on. Pulled the battery and used a shop vac to get as much liquid out as I could and then let it air dry for a few days. I am typing this on it right now. I think the lack of sugar in diet soda is what saved it. The only issues I have had with my laptop is the super drive acting up occasionally (first noticed a year after the incident) and it won't run off of the battery for longer than 20 min (not surprised, the battery is 3 years old).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Drop Ubuntu on that Dell, and it'll almost feel like home when you need a junker.
    That's my intention. Either Ubuntu or Fedora.

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    I don't allow any beverage around my MBP because for one thing if I did spill anything on it it would take removing 10 screws to get the back off just to remove the battery, by then I'm afraid it would be all over. Sorry for your loss.

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    I'm the same as a lot of folk. I don't eat or drink round my imac. I did around the PC & it was pretty gross. I don't want my Mac ending up like that. I even wash my hands before I use it! lol
    Imac 21.5" 3.06GHz * 16GB iPhone 4 OS5 * No apple knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by weemax View Post
    I'm the same as a lot of folk. I don't eat or drink round my imac. I did around the PC & it was pretty gross. I don't want my Mac ending up like that. I even wash my hands before I use it! lol
    And that's the way it should be. Otherwise your keyboard would be swarming with bacteria.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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