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Splashed soda on MacBook pro
I was watching the news and something humored me while I was drinking soda out of a can. Problem was that I splashed soda everywhere and some landed on my 1 year old MacBook pro. Did not get into the crevices and it is working fine right now (typing this message on it) and I wiped it up with a bed linen as that is what I had close by.
I am worried that it is working now but may have taken in some diet pepsi.
1. what are the signs of water damage on a MacBook.
2. If some liquid did get into the MacBook, would it have shown some signs of harm right away or could it rear it's ugly head later.
Remember I splashed a little bit from the carbonation. I did not spill it. This is the type of splash from laughing while drinking a carbonated beverage. And the soda was Diet Pepsi so it won't be sticky (as it the case with most Diet Sodas.
Rio Rancho, NM
IMO, I believe that you are fine. If something was going to happen from the liquid, it would happen right away.
Since it's dry by now, and as long as the keys don't stick, your good to go.
Next time you feel a laugh coming on with a gulp of soda in your mouth, my MO is to do turn my head fast and do it anywhere other than on an one of my electronic toys. Even directly on the wall or floor.
But your MBP seems fine.
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San Francisco, CA
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Water damage shows up immediately, as it causes electrical shorts between contacts. After things dry, it's back to the pre-spill state, so no harm carries over.
Soda, on the other hand, is chock full of acid and sugars that solidify when the water evaporates. Even when the liquid dries up, this stuff stays behind as a syrup/gunk layer. If it did penetrate the case in enough quantity, you may be at risk for corrosive damage to the main board due to the acid.
That said, typical the corrosion wouldn't be a problem unless you spilled a lot into the computer, and that would have caused other, more immediate problems. From what I can tell from your description, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
I've had little splashes like that on my computers now and then (i'm a pig when I eat) and it's never caused a problem.
I use Linux, OS X, iOS and Windows. Let the OS wars die.