[geeks] Macbook probably KIA, now what?
mh1272 at gmail.com
Sun May 17 20:30:20 CDT 2009
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>wrote:
> On Sun, 17 May 2009 14:39:32 -0500
> William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Oh, joy. My 7 year old just dumped a nearly full coke on top of my
> > Macbook. I've got all the bits opened up and have been drying it with
> > the aid of a hair drier
> You should have rinsed out the coke first with water. Then get rid of
> the water with isopropyl. Let it dry for two or three days. If the
> inards of the HD didn't get wetted your chances are good to get your
> MacBook back to live.
> More then once I got soaked up and dirty electronics from the junk
> yard. Washed it, dried it and most of the time it worked like before.
> At least if there wheren't any mechanical parts involved. (HDs, FDs
> keyboards, ...) Electronc parts are not that sensitive to water, at
> least as long as the electronics is not powered on.
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the biggest problem is that coke is a sugar drink.
sugar wreaks havoc with connections, etc.
washing and cleaning circuit boards is doable for non-energized equipment.
as for OS X on a netbook, you at the Dell Mini 9.
www.mydellmini.com 0r .org is the site, IIRC.
the mini 9 takes OS X very easiest (surprisingly!).
i have done this with two mini 9s.
the mini 9 can be order with windows xp home or ubuntu 8.02 lts.
with a solid state drive or a 2.5" drive.
the mini 9 can also be ordered with internal bluetooth and a 1.3mp web cam.
OS X picks up the 1.3mp camera without an issue.
i found it easy to read. (again, surprisingly!)
the dell mini 10 and the mini12 uses a non-apple intel graphics circuit and
there are no OS X drivers for it--so OS X can't be installed.
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