Spilled milk on keyboard, stop working, would not power on.
Hello, I spilled some milk on the keyboard of a MacBook Pro 13". I wiped dry using paper towel. I checked the keys and they all seemed to type fine right after. I did not turn the machine off. After a few hours, the machine turned off by itself. The power button did not turn the machine one. I pushed some keys and the machine came up in safe mode. About half the keys did not work. I turned the machine off and now it would not power up at all, not with the power button, and not with any of the keys I tried.
Your advice on what to try to diagnose and repair greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Unfortunately you may have fried a component. Wiping the milk off only helped clean the surface liquid. There was likely still liquid that sunk beneath the keyboard down to the logic board. By continuing to operate with liquid on the logic board and other components you probably shorted some components.
My suggestion would be to use this guide to get to your logic board to do a visual inspection. See if you can find any burnt looking components. Be sure to look at any peripheral electronics too to see if those have suffered damage. Let us know what you find, hopefully it isn't too severe!
Don't you know milk does the body good, but not your macbook?
You need to order another keyboard from crackbay (Also known as ebay. I call it that cause shopping there is so addictive). Also, you need to order another logic board. Replace those two components and you will be right as rain.
A cheaper route, but longer turn around time would be to send your laptop in for logic board cleaning/reflow
You could have avoided all this expense by buying a cheap TPU keyboard cover. The cover keeps liquids from spilling into your keyboard and ruining your logic board. Also, keeps food particles and grime from your fingers off the keyboard.