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Juice spill on the keyboard, can't turn on after blow dry

My 3 years old spill juice our my macbook keyboard. First reaction, I wipe it off using some clorox wipes and tissue to dry the surface and hair dryer to blow dry in between the keys while the mac is still on. Having done so, I realized that my "O" "-" "=" keys could not work. Frustrated, I turned the mac off and tried to restart the mac. Unfortunately, it can't turn on anymore. I opened up the top of the keyboard to see any spill inside; behold there are some juice at the back of the keyboard and on the cd drive... wipe it and put everything back. Having done these, I still could not turn on...

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Here is the link to the ifixit guide for dealing with spills. Good luck.

Here also is the list of repair guides for Macbooks. Select yours for access to dis assembly info.

MacBook Repair

Electronics Water Damage

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+ don't they use powder on babies bottoms anymore?


It's just could not turn on... I wonder it is the motherboard or the keyboard. How do I find out?


Please follow the water damage guide before you try anything else. Let us know whats happens after that's completed--it will take time to do correctly.


Big question: Do I have to completely Teardown to bottom to remove the logic board and submerge the board in alcohol???


Thank you guys,

I have taken out the logic board and clean it with the alcohol. I looked properly and I don't think the liquid had touched the board. I mostly seeing thick dust around the fan and i/o ports; I cleaned those as well.

Ok, long story short, this morning I have put back the logic board and the keyboard. Put in the power and could not turn on.

The LED on the power show green but my battery is low with 2 LED lights on.

I don't know how, as I try to turn on the machine, it suddenly turn on and run! But it is not through the battery and is not charging.

Beside that, I realize that my keyboard does not respond very well. Especially my "R" key has to hit hard in order to type. My "Zero" is not able to use (See I can't type that number(

Having say all these, what is my next steps? What other things that I need to do to troubleshoot?


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