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Spilled white wine on my MacBook: Need cleaning & maybe new keyboard

5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

I have a late 2009 MacBook, 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, Mavericks operating system.

The amount of wine I spilled on it was the equivalent of 2 shot glasses.

The following day, the laptop was still able to power up. But when I
tried to type in my password, the keys were somehow screwed up because I
kept getting the wrong password in.

I then read, to my horror, that one is not supposed to power up a laptop
after a spill. So I let it dry out in an upside V position.

I have just found out that my laptop still works with an external keyboard.

I'm now desperately wondering whether the keyboard can be cleaned and made to work again. I simply don't know.

However, if I have to get a new keyboard and the rest of the computer can be cleaned and made to operate smoothly I'll be very happy as I would love to save my laptop.

Has anyone ever had such a problem? If so, how did things turn out?

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