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Spilled coffee - turned it off - won't turn on

Hi! I spliied a little bit of coffee on my Macbook Pro 13' and I didn't do the proper checklist of things you should do when this happens (flip it over, turn it off, pray...) My keyboard was not fonctionning well (obviously) so I hooked up my IMac bluetooth keyboard on it in order to do a back up on an external drive (just in case things went back, and they did...) which I did sucessfully. Then I turned off my laptop.

The problem is that it won't turn back On.

Could cleaning the keyborad from the inside help?

How can I know which part is not working properly?

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It worked!! I followed the step by step guide to extract my keyboard, changed it... done deal, it works like a new!


I had so much coffee in my 13" that when i held i up, liquid was pouring out the sides. I turned it off, waited a few hours, opened it up and dried everything off i could get to and blew a lot of air through to see if there was more liquid. After not seeing anymore i tried to power it up but was getting no lights anywhere, not the power light or the battery status light. I took out the battery and took apart both the battery indicator and the mag port, dried/cleaned all the connections/parts in these areas. Now i can get the laptop booted but my screen looks like a flat coffee colored lava lamp. time to take apart the screen and clean it


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Cleaning might help - at this point you have nothing to loose. If you're lucky cleaning the keyboard might be a "fix" - otherwise (continuing in the lucky vein) you might only need a new top case.

The longer you wait the more corrosion can develop.

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How do I extract my keyboard? I did the same thing...

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