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question for computer tech's

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Dark Knight, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Jan 8, 2009 at 1:16 PM
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    First Name:
    4Runner Trail
    my friend and i were messing around and spilled a beer, 4-5oz on his Macbook, on the key board, bottom right quarter. We did this right at Thanks giving and a week ago the computer just died. One repair guy said that the HD was fried in it, can this be as easy as just swapping in a new HD and reloading osx etc. or are we deffinetely looking at needing a new computer.

    With souch a time span in between the spill and crashing it it a possibility that something else could have caused the crash other than there being traces of a liquid spilled in there? I just dont want to be stuck with paying for anything i dont have to.

    Thanks for thr help.
  2. Jan 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

    Feb 9, 2007
    First Name:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    Personally, I'd take the thing apart and get to work with some contact cleaner. If you've never done that sort of thing, then I wouldn't recommend doing it.

    Wait till PT comes in here, he is going to start bitching and moaning about how much he hates working on macs.

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