1. Fausty82's Avatar
    I work from home full time - my work laptop (Linux) sits on the "L" wing of my desk with my retina MacBook Pro on the opposite wing.

    This morning I went into my office, fired everything up, and proceeded to knock over a glass of diet soda/water from the previous night - directly on my rMBP keyboard. After about 4 seconds of pure panic (seemed like hours), I hit the power button to turn it off. I unplugged the power cord and began wiping up the liquid. Next step was to turn the opened MBP upside down on a clean dry towel to drain. I pulled out my toolkit and removed the 10 pentalobe screws holding the MBP back in place and remove it. I continued drying any moisture that I could see, and set the opened laptop right side up on another clean, dry towel. The glass couldn’t have contained more than a few ounces of liquid, but as I cleaned up the mess, it seemed like 3 or 4 gallons.

    Fearing the absolute worst case, I called Apple to make an appointment with the Genius Bar at my local Apple store. After the initial clean up I didn’t notice any more liquid pooling or dripping out of my MBP, but knew better than to succumb to the temptation to turn it on "just to see if it worked". After about 7 hours, I pulled out a can of compressed air and began blowing around inside the notebook, to see if there was any more liquid. I didn’t find any.

    I let it sit on the towel for another 3 hours - continuing to check for wet spots. None were found. As a precaution, I let my wife know that we may be looking at a big repair bill and/or replacement cost for my MBP. In the conversation with the Apple support tech, he advised that the main logic board could run as much as $1000, and then there was the keyboard, and possibly untold internal damage, including the 16GB of RAM and the 768GB SSD (yeah, I maxed out on the upgrades)... so realizing that any repair could easily challenge the replacement cost, I was willing to just let it sit for a while.

    After a total of 10 hours of sitting and "draining", with no visual confirmation of liquid still inside the laptop, I put the back back on the MBP, held my breath and pushed the power button. Voila! Everything has been working perfectly since (going on 2 hours now).

    And I immediately declared my office to be a "no open container" zone. Only cups and glases with water-tight tops will be allowed in there from this point forward. And now I’m off to purchase some lottery tickets before my luck changes.
    01-17-2013 03:24 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Dude! You were definitely lucky. Let me make a recommendation - Contego. They will not leak, drip, or spill. Even when you vigorously shake them upside down.
    Fausty82 and anon5664829 like this.
    01-17-2013 05:26 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Dude! You were definitely lucky. Let me make a recommendation - Contego. They will not leak, drip, or spill. Even when you vigorously shake them upside down.

    Checking them out now... probably be buying a truckload of ’em soon. Seriously.
    01-17-2013 05:44 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Dittos to Contego... fine stuff. If you want one without having to wait for shipping, they probably have them in your nearest Target store...
    01-17-2013 05:51 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    I actually need to buy more so I don't have to keep washing constantly by hand.
    01-17-2013 07:29 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    Contigo cups are great. Tervis Tumblers with a top are awesome too. I use both.
    01-17-2013 08:18 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    I find that the Tervis will leak, and I don't care for the feeling of drinking out of their lids. I use those without lids mostly (and am just very careful)!
    01-18-2013 06:13 AM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Picked up a 22oz Contego today... Stainless Steel with a grey top... cool looking... and so far is quite good at keeping a cold drink cold - ice and all.
    01-21-2013 02:44 PM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    Picked up a 22oz Contego today... Stainless Steel with a grey top... cool looking... and so far is quite good at keeping a cold drink cold - ice and all.
    Mostly they're good at preventing spills. You'll love it.
    01-21-2013 08:24 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    I got lazy... lately been drinking my coffee out of a regular mug type cup... and this morning the unthinkable happened, AGAIN. This time, it was a 1/2 full cup of black coffee - right on the rMBP keyboard... shut it down, took the back off, turn it upside (keyboard) down on a clean towel and waited... after about 5 hours, everything looked dry, felt dry and seemed good to go... reassembled it, hit the power button... and it’s been fine all day.

    Going back to the Contego mugs... and heading out to buy some PowerBall tix before the luck runs out.
    05-22-2013 07:47 PM
  11. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I got lazy... lately been drinking my coffee out of a regular mug type cup... and this morning the unthinkable happened, AGAIN. This time, it was a 1/2 full cup of black coffee - right on the rMBP keyboard... shut it down, took the back off, turn it upside (keyboard) down on a clean towel and waited... after about 5 hours, everything looked dry, felt dry and seemed good to go... reassembled it, hit the power button... and it’s been fine all day.

    Going back to the Contego mugs... and heading out to buy some PowerBall tix before the luck runs out.
    That would scare the crap out of me Fausty.

    Good Luck
    05-22-2013 09:05 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    That would scare the crap out of me Fausty.

    Good Luck
    It DID. I still get sick to my stomach when I think about it...
    05-22-2013 11:49 PM
  13. Optid's Avatar
    I work from home full time - my work laptop (Linux) sits on the "L" wing of my desk with my retina MacBook Pro on the opposite wing.

    This morning I went into my office, fired everything up, and proceeded to knock over a glass of diet soda/water from the previous night - directly on my rMBP keyboard. After about 4 seconds of pure panic (seemed like hours), I hit the power button to turn it off. I unplugged the power cord and began wiping up the liquid. Next step was to turn the opened MBP upside down on a clean dry towel to drain. I pulled out my toolkit and removed the 10 pentalobe screws holding the MBP back in place and remove it. I continued drying any moisture that I could see, and set the opened laptop right side up on another clean, dry towel. The glass couldnt have contained more than a few ounces of liquid, but as I cleaned up the mess, it seemed like 3 or 4 gallons.

    Fearing the absolute worst case, I called Apple to make an appointment with the Genius Bar at my local Apple store. After the initial clean up I didnt notice any more liquid pooling or dripping out of my MBP, but knew better than to succumb to the temptation to turn it on "just to see if it worked". After about 7 hours, I pulled out a can of compressed air and began blowing around inside the notebook, to see if there was any more liquid. I didnt find any.

    I let it sit on the towel for another 3 hours - continuing to check for wet spots. None were found. As a precaution, I let my wife know that we may be looking at a big repair bill and/or replacement cost for my MBP. In the conversation with the Apple support tech, he advised that the main logic board could run as much as $1000, and then there was the keyboard, and possibly untold internal damage, including the 16GB of RAM and the 768GB SSD (yeah, I maxed out on the upgrades)... so realizing that any repair could easily challenge the replacement cost, I was willing to just let it sit for a while.

    After a total of 10 hours of sitting and "draining", with no visual confirmation of liquid still inside the laptop, I put the back back on the MBP, held my breath and pushed the power button. Voila! Everything has been working perfectly since (going on 2 hours now).

    And I immediately declared my office to be a "no open container" zone. Only cups and glases with water-tight tops will be allowed in there from this point forward. And now Im off to purchase some lottery tickets before my luck changes.
    Phew you got lucky. Good thing you waited number one mistake people try to turn it on to soon. I used to work at a big box electronics retailer and I saw it all day long.
    05-28-2013 11:36 AM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    Figures the damn colors I wanted are out of stock.....
    05-28-2013 03:16 PM

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