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spilled coffee, removing pads , help needed


Yesterday I spilled a hot coffee with cream on my two year old MBP. The problem is after I turned the MBP upside down, trying to remove liquid from the pads and after I wiped it with a cloth, the some of the keypads are not working. I found one article saying how to remove the pads with scissors effect.. but the thing is i am scared ripping them off.. how to remove the pads? do you think if i remove them and clean them, will the pads be working? everything works fine though, i dont have the problems with screen, battery ect..

i would like to fix this if its possible.. oh, and i have the problem with the cdrom, but this has nothing to do with coffee..

it just stopped working.. when i put the cd in, it grabs it, than smth is working and after a few minutes, the cdrom throws the cd out.. cd is not shown at all.. sometimes the cd gets stuck in there, and than after using creditcard,it will be thrown again... i would appreciate if you can advise me,

thank you,



Apple Macbook Pro 17 Anti - Glare 3.6 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB

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Here's the guide for handling liquid damage: Electronics Water Damage

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Hi, you will need to replace the keyboard. As far as the pads go you should replace that entire top cover, once liquid gets into that track pad it will will have issues in it's performance. You will NEVER get all of it out so it will be less time comsuming and easier to just simply replace that top cover. In the meantime, you can get a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to continue using your laptop until you get the necessary repairs made. Go online and access the info as to how to replace the entire beyboard if you wish (google it).

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