Water over keyboard, some buttons don't work
Yesterday I dropped a small bucket of water next to it was my MacBook, and a few small splashes hit the keyboard. Now the 5 and the "t" button don't work. Although sometimes they magically do and fall away again or when I press 5 a 1 appears instead. I pulled the buttons off and cleaned it a little bit to no effect. Any other suggestions? I'm very new with Mac equipment so forgive a newbie.
Ok guys its been a while. The t-button went down for 2-3 weeks but 5 minutes ago it suddenly came alive, albeit not 100% operational it works! I never used the hairdryer thing because I taught it was too late, should I do it now? I'm very afraid the t-button will die again. :(
I'm going to a Mac store tomorrow. Since the keyboard sometimes magically works and sometimes some of the buttons drop dead I think the problem lies somewhere else.
I noticed the battery is dysfunctional as well. When I'm working on battery power my laptop gets extremely hot and also doesn't come back from standby. A fully charged battery gets empty in a very short period of time.
I will keep you informed.
I brought my Macbook to an local apple store/reseller and they confirmed that there was indeed water damage and the keyboard had to be replaced. This cost me 248 euro's. Very pricy considering just a very small amount of water fell on the keyboard.
I'm not an expert with laptops and this was my first Macbook(2009 version) so I decided to let them replace the keyboard. But I can imagine the replacement could be done by myself at a much cheaper price. But hey, c'est la vie.
I wish everybody success with this very annoying problem.
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I spilt water on mine, now the keys are working on and off and sometimes it types 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 or ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// on its own and wont stop O.o help?
- de teamjacob56
Read the answers. You will need a new keyboard (topcase)
- de oldturkey03
My shift and right arrow doesn't work. My brother spilt milk and water on them.
- de Toki Toki
I guess I was extremely lucky. After few keys initially stopped working, after I shut it off, wiped, and dried out the keyboard, all of the keys regained functionality.
- de miki756