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Powers down and won't charge when lid is closed

My machine powers down when the lid is closed and won't charge while the lid is closed either. I have reset the smc and the pram several times. It may be going into deep sleep (hibernate) and not regular sleep but even if this is the case it should still charge while in deep sleep. I am thinking its a damaged piece of hardware.

It was water (whiskey and soda) damaged a month ago. It works like a champ now with the exception of the problem I have just described. It charges fine when it is open.

The keys are very sticky as well, if anyone knows the best way to fix this that would be great. I took them off and cleaned them out with alcohol but they are still not 100%.

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I hope it wasn't Jim Beams Rye (my favorite), For now you'll need to finish cleaning things up here ;-}

Here's a great YouTube on how to pop off the key caps to get under them to clean up spillage Cleaning the MacBook Pro's Key Caps.

You really need to use distilled water (not tap) as whats left now on them is water soluble not alcohol soluble any more. Use cotton swabs (Q-Tips) you'll likely need a few per key make sure not to damage anything in the process. Once you've gone over the keys you should go over them again with a high grade isopropyl alcohol (85% or better). The reason here is we want the alcohol to act as a dryer. Even still I would give the system a day to finish air drying to be sure no water is present before powering it up again.

Even still you might find this did not improve the charging issue.

You'll need to open up the bottom cover and look around for more spillage. Follow this IFIXIT guide MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011 Logic Board Replacement in removing your logic board as you'll need to check the other side for drink damage as well. Using the distilled water & isopropyl alcohol process again to clean up anything residue that's left. Look around the I/O board and you may want to take if off as well to look under it.

If you see any damage take some nice hires picts and post them so we can see. Once theings are fully cleaned we can try to isolate is something is damaged.

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Awesome, I will get to work on cleaning it up over the next few days and come back after I finish. Thanks! I really appreciate the help. Oh and It was a Jack and Ginger that spilled on the laptop. I suspect that Ginger is who made my keys sticky.

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