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Coke spillage on keyboard of MacBook Pro

Good day guys!

I'm well hope you guys are also good, last week Tuesday (10 May) I had an accident, split coke on my keyboard, actually most of the coke was on my desk and some on my keyboard, my natural reaction was to wipe off the keyboard switch the power off and turned the laptop upside down so excess liquid could drip out.

That incident was about 8pm, i let the laptop stay upside down the whole night, in the morning at about 9am i turned in on to check if it still worked and thank God it was still working, i went to a technician to open it up and check any damage, the was a small amount which got in through the back vents and probably when i turned it upside down dripped to the logic board.

The technician cleaned this with some sort of alcohol and toothbrush but he didn't take out the logic board to check the other side when I asked him about he said its fine the keyboard backing is plastic and would prevent any liquid going through.

My question is this true? If somehow the liquid went through what signs in the MacBook should i look out for if its corroding (i mean performance wise), does corrosion kill a MacBook and how long would this take? At the moment the machine is still performing great.

My apologies for the long post hope you guys have a good day!

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Given the fact its not that hard to take the logic board out I'm surprised he hadn't to at least check. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 Logic Board Replacement

Coke is one of the worse things to spill as its quite corrosive! While your keyboard does have a few layers between it and the logic board, liquids tend not to drip at the edge but instead roll around the edge to the other side and then could find its way across the surface before dropping down. Hopefully that didn't happen.

The sad truth here is if the keyboard still has spillage over time the acid and sugars in the drink will damage the electrical contacts within the keyboard.

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Thanks Dan, the keyboard felt very crunchy due to the residue so I took every key out and cleaned it now it's back to normal.

I plan on opening the laptop up once I get the screwdriver (ordered it) and check the other side of the logic board for any corrosion, hopefully everything is still good... again thanks for the answer!


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Look for visible signs that coke has gotten through. Perhaps there will be a spot that has a slightly different color or appearance than the stuff that is right around it. You could smell it to see if you smell a coke smell.

Some phones have a dot that changes colors when it gets wet. The cell phone company can check the color of the dot to see if the device ever got wet.

But the main thing is, does the unit work ok? That's the only way you will really know.

It sounds like you lucked out this time around, because you would already see operational problems if there was liquid damage.

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