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barley coffee on my MacBook

Hi, I have a macbook intel cor duo (2007). I spilled less than half barley coffe cup on the keyboard on the right side near the optical device.

I immediately placed upside down the computer, swiched off, removed the battery and dryed with tissues.

I left it to dry for 8 hours, then I tried to boot it and it swhiched on perfectly, eveything was ok, even the keyboard, after a pair of seconds I swiched of again and left the mac to dry overnight but with the battery attached.

The day after the mac didn't boot, no sign of life, only the green light comes on charging when I insert the plug. So I left the mac to dry for other to days but nothing.

Then I opened the topcase and apparently everything seems ok, I can't see anything stange and no sign of barley dried on the components labels, I can smell some burley only on the optical device, on one of the 2 ram and in the area where the ribbon keyboard connect with the logic board.

I attached 2 pictures of the mac inside.

Do you think I have demaged the motherboard? How can I figure out which component doesn't work?

Please help me

Thank you!

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Please give us the last three figure of your serial number.

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Liquid damaged machine are very hard to diagnose. Hopefully it's just the upper case and the power on switch. Try removing the upper case and jumping the power connection of the logic board to see if it will start. If so an upper case replacement may be all that's needed.

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mayer gives you good advice and the only thing I would add would be to use the ifixit liquid damage guide. Good luck. +

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Hello Mayer thank you very much for your answer, unfortunately I'm not so able to do repairs alone. I need more specification. Where can I find the three figure of the serial number?

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For the Ifixit guy, thanks for the guide, I'm going to read it at once.

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Look inside the battery compartment.

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the last 3 numbers are: 0P1. Do you think I can do something else apart for jumping?

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NEar the key board jack on the logic board you will see the power button logo on the logic board and two pins with this logo. try to make a jumper of these two pins by this your mac power up without keyboard. if this power up and it means you have to change the top case.

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Hello Simran, thank you very much to give me more specification to power up the mac without the keyboard. I found the logo and the pins, but how can I do the jumper? I'm not sure I have instruments to do that. Can you give more specification and advices?

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I did the jumper, the mac has swiched on! Thank you everybody!

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