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How long should I dry out a Mac Mini after a coffee spill?

I am trying to determine how long to air dry a computer that suffered a liquid spill. [more inside]
posted by thelonius on Mar 2, 2014 - 16 answers

Spilled water on my MacBook Pro and it's still making noise. What's happening?

Spilled water all over MacBook Pro. I turned it off to dry it out, but it's making horrible crackling sounds. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Oct 27, 2012 - 26 answers

Computer-liquid interaction

Can my laptop be repaired? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Aug 15, 2012 - 12 answers

How to get my laptop's keyboard to work after a beer spillage?

I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
posted by Lubo on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

return me to the time before typing made this funny noise, the noise that reminds me of how clumsy I am

I spilled some beer on my MacBook durring an international Skype-powered drinking contest. The computer itself is totally fine, except everything to the right of my O key is sticky. I want to pull the keys off so I can clean the little mechanisms in there, but I'm not sure how to pop them off without creating more problems than I already have. Several Google searches have brought me conflicting advice on how to do this. The specific model is a Macbook4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, the white polycarbonate one from a few years back. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Mar 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I take apart my MacBook Air to get the spilled liquid out?

Spilled a little coffee on my MacBook Air. I've done what I could to dry it out, but should I try and get inside the computer to do further damage control? [more inside]
posted by charlemagne on Dec 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Wax on...WAX OFF

How to clean carbamide peroxide out of work clothes (one non-iron shirt, poly blend pants)? Soak & hope for best or dry cleaner STAT? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Oct 18, 2011 - 6 answers

What should I do about spilt fish sauce?

What should I do about spilt fish sauce? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Oops

Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Why can't BP do better than a leaky cap?

Why is it so impossible for BP to create a tightly sealed solution for the failed blow-out preventer in the Gulf of Mexico? Sure, there's the cap, but.. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jul 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me create a fake oil spill

How can I create a fake oil spill? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Jul 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf?

Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

No really, Sarah Palin?

I'm not a huge facebook user, but am freaked out by the sudden "People Who Want To Plug The Oil Spill With Sarah Palin" movement I'm seeing - amongst what I thought were people very much opposed to Sarah Palin.. [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Jun 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Oil spill fubar

Many pictures of the oil spill show the booms washed up on shore, or filled with oil on the wrong side. An example of this. Why is the oil always on the wrong side of the boom? Are these booms really doing anything? Shouldn't the oil be gathering on the other side, ready to be skimmed and cleaned?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Jun 2, 2010 - 4 answers

gulf oil spill

Where can I follow (read/watch/listen) the Gulf oil spill considering I'm suspicious of big media? (More technical than politics but still accessible to the layperson.)
posted by larry_darrell on Jun 1, 2010 - 4 answers

can't they just blow it up?

The NYTimes has an article this morning about the next trick to stop BP's oil spill in the Gulf: the "junk shot" (basically stuff a bunch of junk in the pipes to clog it). Looking at the left half of this picture I'm wondering why they can't do that dynamite trick used in There will be blood (1:14 in the clip) ... just drill down a couple hundred meters to the pipe, send some explosives in and let the earth stop the leak. Anyone know why not?
posted by pjenks on May 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Oil Spill Hands...

How do you get work as an 'oil spill hand' ? How many general laborers were hired to clean up the shoreline after the Exxon Valdez disaster? What will the potential employment scenario be for oil spill hands (general labor) in the unfolding disaster in the Gulf. [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on May 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I scrub a sea turtle too?

I want to take my Memorial Day weekend and use it to help with wildlife cleaning/rehabbing in the Gulf. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by inmediasres on May 3, 2010 - 9 answers

A popcorn-scented bed won't help with the cravings.

Can this mattress be saved from buttery goodness? [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Apr 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Macbook Spill -- any hope?

Spilled steamed milk on my macbook, am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Less Ovaltine, please :(

I've spilled chocolate milk all over my power strip (with surge protector). What to do? [more inside]
posted by a sourceless light on Mar 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Cleanup after a macbook/coke spill - possible?

MacBook Pro (late-2008 model, unibody). Spilled can of Coke. Still works, but what can I do about the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Jan 20, 2010 - 11 answers

How to revive iMac keyboard after spilling beer on it?

How should I clean my iMac intel 24" keyboard after spilling beer on it? [more inside]
posted by cahlers on Aug 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Tips and Hints for the Occasionally Klutzy Erstwhile Photographer

A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
posted by not_on_display on May 12, 2009 - 16 answers

my laptop isn't dirty, its thirsty.

spilled wine on the corner of my laptop, everything works, but there's a small "permanent" stain just on the LCD display! [more inside]
posted by yonation on Apr 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Get coffee out of a Macbook keyboard?

Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Please help me minimize the damage from a macbook/orange juice incident.

I just spilled about 3 tablespoons of an orange juice/perrier mix on my macbook. I vacuumed up the liquid immediately and compressed-aired the bejeezus out of it. What other things should I be doing to prevent a total breakdown? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Mar 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me unstick my Kindle!

I spilled a little bit of juice on a few of the keys on my Kindle. I thought I'd mostly cleaned it off, but when I took out my Kindle later, I found the juice had surrounded a couple of the keys and dried, making them difficult to press. What's the best way to unstick the keys without damaging the Kindle? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me save my poor little phone

Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Cleaning cleaner

How can I get CVS-brand liquid "high efficiency" detergent out of a nylon duffel bag? (asking for a friend)
posted by prefpara on Oct 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Laptop RIP?

I think I killed my laptop with SpeedFan and a spill. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me locate a transcript of this clip.

Please supply me with a transcript of this Australian interview. [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Sep 24, 2008 - 16 answers

Getting milk out of computer keyboard

Crying over spilled milk - in Mac keyboard. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Sep 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Coffee + Laptop? Never again.

Another laptop + spill question. Am I in the clear or have I simply screwed things over now? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jan 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Help! My MacBook is now a MilkBook.

Spilled milk in my MacBook's keyboard, and the technician at Apple suggested I bend the rules to get it fixed or replaced. What does my warranty cover, anyway? [more inside]
posted by gazole on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

not one of my finer moments...

I spilled hard cider on my computer desk, and it got into the openings of my external HDD - while it was on and running. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Oct 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Save my (Apartment's) Carpet!

My new apartment has carpet in a few places I wish it didn't. Help me keep my (potential) mess away from this carpet and save my security deposit. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 3, 2007 - 13 answers

My milkshake brings all the stains to my car

Spilled chocolate milkshake + cloth car seat + several months time = Icky stain. Remedies? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on May 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Cooking + MacBook = Cock Up

While I was cooking, I accidenally spilled double ceam on my MacBook, and now 2 of he mos useful keys ae not woking so well. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Apr 8, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I eliminate the smell of spilled soup?

I've spilled some chicken noodle soup in my car. I wiped up what I could with napkins, but some of it soaked down beneath the surface of the seat. I suspect my car will now smell like chicken broth. What can I do?
posted by ignignokt on Dec 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Well inked

How do I get laser printer toner off clothes? [more inside]
posted by asok on Dec 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Gatorade on a digicam... too corrosive to salvage?

Gatorade on a digicam... too corrosive to salvage? [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Sep 24, 2006 - 4 answers

Should I blow air onto a drowning laptop?

SpillOnLaptopFilter: To blow or not to blow? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on May 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Oops. I spilled some beer.

I spilled beer on a book... [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on May 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Is my iBook hosed?

Possible water spill on the trackpad and button; is my iBook damaged? [more inside]
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs on Apr 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Glue on hardword floor: removal tips?

I-Spilled-Some-Nasty-Shit-Filter: I was mounting a pipe to the ceiling in my loft, and being SO not a handyman was flying by the seat of my pants. I was super-gluing some stuff to the pipe in situ, and some of the glue dripped onto my (laminated?) hardwood floors. [mi] [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Nov 8, 2004 - 15 answers

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