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Spilled a little coffee on macbook--not even a 1/ 4 cup, dried off immediately-- on keyboard, then took battery out and back in and two keys not working so took battery out rinsed around those keys very lightly with water and wiped dry right away. Then took battery out for 24 hours to dry and then when put battery back computer slowly came on seemed fine, went dead after about a minute or two. What should I do?

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After liquid spill the laptop has to be disassemble and the motherboard inspected for liquid damage. In some cases cleaning the motherboard might fix the laptop.

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Bring it in for service and prepare for bad news.
When you spill liquids into a computer, the first thing you must do is disconnect all the power immediately, and do not reapply power to the computer until the spill is totally taken care of. This doesn't mean just rinsing lightly and patting, it means disassembling the entire machine, flushing all non-mechanical parts completely with distilled water, and air-drying in a clean, low-humidity environment. And even then you need to cross your fingers that when you apply power, it isn't going to smoke on you.

In the future, keep all liquids far away from computers.

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It might be :-( and usually stuff that lack isn't covered unless you pay extra for a high end warranty.

There are a few things you can do to try to save it though. As long as nothing shorted out (you didn't smell anything burning did you?), chances are a good cleaning could fix it. Are the keys sticking? Most laptops nowadays have a small try under the keyboard to keep stuff away from the vital electronics in case of situation such as yours.

1) Power down the laptop and remove the battery
2) Gently pop the keys around where the spill occurred, just pry them with your finger nail, they should snap right off with a little encouragement
3) Take a damp rag and blot up any remaining spills, or sticky spots, remember liquids and electronics dont mix so go easy on the water.
4) With a dry rag, blot up any remaining wet spots, can hurt to let it sit and air dry for a few minutes as well.
5) Pop all the keys back on and hopefully you'll be all set!

Good luck!

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If you're lucky, the coffee did not penetrate into the key membranes. Remove the battery, then try rinsing the affected area with clean water the same way you spilled your coffee. That way the water will go into the same areas. If you try some upside-down-on-an-angle rinse, the water may not get into the sticky areas. Dry immediately using a hair dryer set on low/medium.

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