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Where do I start after spilling CocaCola on new MacBook Air?

1) I spilled a glass of Coca Cola on my MacBook Air's keyboard while using it (it was powered-on)

2) After the spill, it powered off as I turned the machine upside down and pulled the power cord from the side of the machine.

3) With the machine upside down, I sop the liquid gently

4) I then shook the machine and caused more liquid to come out, which I sopped.

5) Still frantic and not thinking clearly, I shook the machine (up side down) ran a towel across the key board and sopped up more liquid.

6) Finally, I shook the machine so liquid emerged from ports on the right side, which I sopped; I then shook the machine so liquid emerged from the ports on the left side, which I sopped.

7) I repeated steps 3-6.

8) I then clicked the magnetic power adapter to the machine and, to my delight, it quickly turned orange, and green.

9) The power adapter remained green.

10) So, I pressed to power-on and the machine did *not* power on.

11) I pressed the power button a few more times... I put my ear very closely to the power button and I heard a very faint noise, almost like the sound of an old computer monitor being turned-off ...barely audible.

12) The power adapter remained green throughout.

13) I then pulled the power cord from the machine and left the machine upside down to drip dry.

14) About an hour (at most) passed.

15) I pulled the power adapter in, it turned a solid green, and I tried to power the machine on and it still would not power on...I did hear that faint sound, however.

16) Thinking very clearly, I used a hair dryer to blow any reaming Coca Cola from the machine (I did this while the machine was upside down). A very small amount of liquid seeped out, which I sopped up.

17) I then put the plug in the machine; it turned a solid green and I tried to power it on and it only made that very faint noise.

18) I left the machine upside down and went to the store and bought compressed air.

19) About an hour went by and I sprayed the machine with the compressed air...nothing really seeped from the machine

20) I plugged it back in, and it turned a solid green, tired to power it on, it did not, but only made that faint sound.

21) I finally gave up and left the machine upside down for a week.

22) After a week, I put the plug in, it turned green, and I tried to power it on, it did not power on; it only made that faint noise.

23) After reading how to tear down the machine, I am not sure what component I need to repair...or for that matter, what tools I really need to purchase.

24) I would very much appreciate a step by step response free of acronyms (I am a novice).

25) In other words:

a) What are your impressions?

b) Why?

c) What tools do you suggest?

d) What do suggest I look for?

e) Or, based upon my description & you expertise, what will I most likely find?

d) Also, based upon the same, what components, if any, will I most likely need to replace?

f) Estimate of cost.Estimate of cost.

g) Other options, if any.

f) Suggestions

26) Thank you!

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Look over the tags a right. You will find you did a lot of wrong things, chief among them:

  • not removing the battery,
  • powering the unit when wet,
  • blowing air (and liquid) through the machine
  • letting the unit sit and corrode.

You'll most likely need to repair/replace (DIY logic board work is an oxymoron) the entire logic board, RAM and possibly the SSD. You need the tools listed in the guide. Every job goes easier when you use the proper tools.

You learned a lot about liquids, laptops and consequences.

While you're waiting for your new logic board you could try to dismantle, examine for corrosion and burns the old board, wash clean and dry it properly do a reassemble (a logic board replace is a very advanced project). Who knows, that might even work (though personally I doubt it).

Other option - parting out the few dry working parts of your machine.

Good Luck,

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Thank you!

Follow up:

It seems to me that prudence dictates selling the machine for the few working parts. How do I go about doing that?

Moreover, you state:

"You'll most likely need to repair/replace (DIY logic board work is an oxymoron) the entire logic board, RAM and possibly the SSD. You need the tools listed in the guide. Every job goes easier when you use the proper tools"

Is this cost effective?

1) In other words, the logic board (given a doubtful successful replace) accounts for what proportion of the machine's cost (new / used logic board)?

2) The RAM accounts for what proportion of the machine's cost?

3) Finally, the solid state drive accounts for what proportion of the machine's cost?

I hate to loose the machine and I'd love to learn how it works-inside and out but I need to weigh the (opportunity) costs.

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You have an excellent opportunity here, that will cost only what you put into it. However, you've confused me with your account or research assistant. I'm here offer repair advice, not research services. You'll have to, or find someone else to. do run the cost assessment numbers.

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Take it apart, wipe clean with soft towel, look for water damages, put in rice upside down

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