Trackpad partly stopped functioning after tea spill?
A few days ago I spilled tea over my MBP, and quite a lot. It was all over the trackpad, bottom right part of the keyboard and right speaker. I immediately held my MacBook upside down, turned it off and gravity helped out a lot: almost everything still works.
Afterwards I opened the back cover to remove any moisture inside the case. There was some but not too much. All crucial parts in that area (harddisk, battery, optical drive) luckily still work, I've removed the keys that got wet and removed the moisture under them, so I'm pretty sure most of it is dry now :-)
I do have one big problem now: the button functionality of the trackpad is gone. The first day after turning it on again, it still worked, but if I clicked the 'click' sound you normally hear was really soft. Probably due to water under the glass trackpad. Now, the sound is exactly as it should be, but I cannot 'click' the pad anymore (no left or right mouse click). (multi-touch) taps and swipes still work.
Does anybody have any ideas? I've seen this thread:
But it's related to an older model trackpad, the one without the button integrated in the glass, so the part number mentioned there is not for me.
Would it help to open up the case again and remove the battery? Would I be able to clean the trackpad from inside then, or is there another layer in between?
Thanks a lot for any help!
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