Tea spill while clamshell shut. Liquid damage through left side ports.
A cup of black tea, containing probably 5% skim milk, poured over a side table. Little did I know my white MacBook was sitting under the table and some liquid had dripped on to the closed clam shell. By the time I realized the laptop was under the table and had liquid on it, it was the next day.
- Unit powers on fine and starts boot process
- As unit progresses to switch the display in to the native resolution, the screen goes off about 3 seconds after the desktop starts to appear. The machine is running, there's just no video.
- Track pad allow cursor movement, but buttons don't appear to work
- Mini DVI out appears to provide nothing
Out of curiosity I wiped the HD and installed Windows. You can get through a full Windows install without issue, but the minute you install the bootcamp video drivers and try to get the display out of 640x480, the LCD screen goes off.
I used ifixit guides to get as far as removing the keboard to see if there was any obvious looking residue over the left side ports, but couldn't see anything. I suspect there may be either residue or damp under the logic board.
I have noticed as the days go by that the duration the screen will run before shutting off, though slightly random, does appear to be trending toward staying on longer.
What are my options? Proceed with a full dismantle and try to clean the logic board? If so, any recommended products?
Failing that I'm prepared to sell it. Memory was upgraded to 4gb a year ago.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Is this a good question?