Deep cleaning a MacBook.

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Deep cleaning a MacBook.

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I've just had a moment of catastrophe trying to drink water and use my laptop at the same time. I coughed and absolutely covered the screen and keyboard in water. The laptop quite sensibly turned off and is now sitting on the radiator drying. I shall have to fetch my tiny screwdriver from work tomorrow and some contact cleaner to make sure it is dry and de-ionised. I don't know why but I've found the whole thing quite funny until I realised I'm stuck typing on a tablet for at least 24 hours now. Thankfully I'm all backed up if it is drowned and the machine is 6.5 years old so it won't hurt too much.

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Re: Deep cleaning a MacBook.

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I would buy some cheap rice and then put it (and the laptop) in a box together. Rice can draw out the moisture quite effectively. If you can (but it is an Apple product, so probably not) remove the batteries.

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I can remove the battery but not until tomorrow when I have the screwdriver. I like the rice idea, no better dessicant available so it shall sit in a tub of rice until tomorrow evening.

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I've done the same over many laptops and keyboards but normally with me it's tea following a howl at something really funny I've seen, either on here or on facebook...

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After a nice sleep in the rice bath my laptop has booted up with no complaints. I probably won't take it apart now because it's working, I'm massively relieved, as time passed I realised how many little notes are in the laptop that I could've done with seeing. I must work out how to link the notepads on the iPad with it just like the safari bookmarks.

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Great. I am glad I remembered that rice trick.

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And now you can enjoy a nice rice pudding :)

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Not sure Apple MacBook flavoured rice would taste that nice! Now, apple flavoured rice, that is a different matter.

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Yum, apple rice is lovely :D

Pleased the Mac Book is OK James!