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2014-02-10 05:21:21 PM
Meh....it was just a Mac, it wasn't like it was a real PC or anything.
 
2014-02-10 05:31:36 PM

Beerguy: Meh....it was just a Mac, it wasn't like it was a real PC or anything.


that should get a few bites. or is that bytes.
 
2014-02-10 07:33:08 PM
I've destroyed two macbook pro's.

One was about a year old and I destroyed it in June of 2010 having spilled a bottle of champagne all over it at the Hilton in Nairobi with a Tanzanian prostitute.  OK, I farked up.

So I got a new Macbook Pro which I just destroyed last week when I left it near the window and it got rained on a bit.

Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?

Anyway, I'm typing on my new MacBook air, and keeping my glass of wine three feet away.
 
2014-02-10 07:45:09 PM
So, does smug taste like raspberry and despair?
 
2014-02-10 07:55:53 PM

BiffDangler: I've destroyed two macbook pro's.

One was about a year old and I destroyed it in June of 2010 having spilled a bottle of champagne all over it at the Hilton in Nairobi with a Tanzanian prostitute.  OK, I farked up.

So I got a new Macbook Pro which I just destroyed last week when I left it near the window and it got rained on a bit.

Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?


Of course there is.

i.i.cbsi.com
Now, the problem with putting the logic board behind the screen of a MacBook is that adding weight to the screen half of the case requires placing some dead weight underneath the keyboard. You know, what that great big hunk of metal does for the iMac?
 
2014-02-10 07:57:36 PM
YouTube is getting worse and worse. The video runs for a few seconds, then dies. No amount of clicking or whatever gets it to start again.

At first I thought it was IE, or Windows, but no, YouTube is scattershot no matter what I'm viewing it on. PC, Mac, iOS ...

*sigh*
 
2014-02-10 07:57:57 PM

BiffDangler: I've destroyed two macbook pro's.

One was about a year old and I destroyed it in June of 2010 having spilled a bottle of champagne all over it at the Hilton in Nairobi with a Tanzanian prostitute.  OK, I farked up.

So I got a new Macbook Pro which I just destroyed last week when I left it near the window and it got rained on a bit.

Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?

Anyway, I'm typing on my new MacBook air, and keeping my glass of wine three feet away.


I had one of those cheap white plastic macbooks and I would spill shiat on it all the time.  Then I'd kill the power, pull the battery, and start the long process of carefully cleaning everything out before attempting to turn it back on again.  It never died.

Maybe there's something in alcohol that shorts it out quicker?  I would think salt water would be the worst.
 
2014-02-10 08:03:59 PM

StopLurkListen: YouTube is getting worse and worse. The video runs for a few seconds, then dies. No amount of clicking or whatever gets it to start again.

At first I thought it was IE, or Windows, but no, YouTube is scattershot no matter what I'm viewing it on. PC, Mac, iOS ...

*sigh*


That's been happening to me, too.  I thought it was adblock but it's just Youtube.  Adblock seems to affect the yahoo videos, though.

Since I use chrome, you'd think Google would have a vested interest in making Youtube work, but I guess not.
 
2014-02-10 08:04:54 PM
My Lenovo laptops all have drainage holes in the bottom from the keyboard. I assume that means they can handle a liquid spill, and it will drain down through these holes. I wouldn't know because even though I eat and drink around them almost daily, I've never butter-fingered a glass or bottle over one of them.
 
2014-02-10 08:08:37 PM

FlashHarry: that should get a few bites. or is that bytes.


reactiongifs.me
 
2014-02-10 08:25:51 PM
"streaming party"

talk about farking lame.
 
2014-02-10 08:28:35 PM
seriously ?  3 freakin walking dead threads?
 
2014-02-10 08:51:14 PM

BiffDangler: I've destroyed two macbook pro's.


Believe it or not, my MacBook Pro (typing on it right now) was thrown out of a fourth floor window (don't ask) and survived mostly unscathed. No, I did not do the throwing.  I went outside expecting to find at the very least a shattered screen, if not smouldering rubble, but it still worked!  The case is a little bent on one corner, but that just adds charm.

Now, liquid, that's another thing entirely.  My husband destroyed two MacBook Pros in liquid accidents.  (Yes, alcohol was involved, both in the clumsiness and in the liquid.)
 
2014-02-10 09:02:46 PM
All that said, Chambord is an absolutely delicious liqueur.
 
2014-02-10 09:32:39 PM
Lsherm: I would think salt water would be the worst

wouldn't deenergizing everything and flushing it with deionized water work?
 
2014-02-10 09:52:23 PM

kvinesknows: seriously ?  3 freakin walking dead threads?


No, this is a laptop-destroying thread.
 
2014-02-10 09:52:48 PM
Don't drink near your computer. Lesson learned.

/well, unless its a PC, then you can just another one of those for a few hundred bucks.
//had to
 
2014-02-10 09:54:24 PM
I did the same thing, but I was watching the Bachelor and doing shots of malort.
 
2014-02-10 09:54:26 PM

ultraholland: Lsherm: I would think salt water would be the worst

wouldn't deenergizing everything and flushing it with deionized water work?


The problem these days is you can't remove the battery, or even get to it quickly enough to prevent damage.  The battery is sealed but even with the power off in a new Macbook Pro you can't cut the juice without disassembling it, cutting past the Apple tape that says DO NOT REMOVE THE BATTERY! and pulling off the cable from the logic board, which is still a holdover from the PowerPC chip days.  It's a motherboard.

I suspect that's beyond most people. Since Apple is paranoid about doing warranty repair on water damaged products and include liquid sensors in their phones, they include the same sensors in their Retina laptops.  Maybe they kill the computer when they all detect water to avoid damage, but Apple says they don't.  Considering the strategic placing of the sensors, I doubt that's true, especially since they started with the permanent battery.  You can't have a power source like that going without some kind of fuse if it isn't removable.
 
2014-02-10 09:55:22 PM

mrbach: Don't drink near your computer. Lesson learned.

/well, unless its a PC, then you can just another one of those for a few hundred bucks.
//had to


Or get a damn desktop/iMac.  I've spilled many a beverage on my desk without ever touching a computer.
 
2014-02-10 10:04:36 PM

Lando Lincoln: kvinesknows: seriously ?  3 freakin walking dead threads?

No, this is a laptop-destroying thread.


ahh
well the only laptop I ever destroyed was subby's mom
 
2014-02-10 10:06:06 PM

kvinesknows: well the only laptop I ever destroyed was subby's mom


she's more of a mainframe
 
2014-02-10 10:26:19 PM
Tanzanian hookers for the win. All I did to kill my macbook was dump coffee on the keyboard. Yup, fried the damn things brains. It could still be ssh'd into but the keyboard was gone from that point on.

fark macs anyway though. Too much money wrapped up in too little computer.
 
2014-02-11 12:15:49 AM
If he would have just drank the stupid shot instead of turning it into a damn hipster commercial everything would have been fine.

Apple products are that sensitive? I've spilled entire big gulps on my laptop and it works fine. Turn it off, flip it upside down to let it dry and then take it apart and clean it.
 
2014-02-11 01:42:47 AM

StopLurkListen: YouTube is getting worse and worse. The video runs for a few seconds, then dies. No amount of clicking or whatever gets it to start again.

At first I thought it was IE, or Windows, but no, YouTube is scattershot no matter what I'm viewing it on. PC, Mac, iOS ...

*sigh*


Does your ISP offer competing video services? They might be throttling, or, at least, purposely not upgrading their peering agreements so you can get shiat speed while they claim they aren't throttling...
 
2014-02-11 07:17:16 AM
That was really farking stupid.
 
2014-02-11 07:50:46 AM

BiffDangler: I've destroyed two macbook pro's.

One was about a year old and I destroyed it in June of 2010 having spilled a bottle of champagne all over it at the Hilton in Nairobi with a Tanzanian prostitute.  OK, I farked up.

So I got a new Macbook Pro which I just destroyed last week when I left it near the window and it got rained on a bit.

Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?

Anyway, I'm typing on my new MacBook air, and keeping my glass of wine three feet away.


My own personal rule is that no drinks are allowed on the same desk or table with my laptop, but after enough beer I often break this rule and I've spilled beer on my last 2 laptops (Toshiba and Acer) and just grabbed the bottle and a towel and have not had any problems from the spillage.  I never even turned them off when it's happened.

Way back in the day someone spilled a full beer (in a cup) all over my Compaq's keyboard (they weren't crappy back then).  As it turned out there was a rubber mat between the keys and the contacts so aside from being a bit sticky, there was no harm done.
 
2014-02-11 08:39:53 AM

StopLurkListen: YouTube is getting worse and worse. The video runs for a few seconds, then dies. No amount of clicking or whatever gets it to start again.

At first I thought it was IE, or Windows, but no, YouTube is scattershot no matter what I'm viewing it on. PC, Mac, iOS ...

*sigh*


My husband and I had an argument about this not long ago.  He blames our internet, but I told him that doesn't make since because I can watch a movie on Netflix without any kind of buffering.  I'm glad to see it isn't just us.
 
2014-02-11 12:07:27 PM
i spilled a liter of vodka on my chromebook and it still works like the day i took it out of the box, such a better build!
 
2014-02-11 12:51:22 PM

Amy78: StopLurkListen: YouTube is getting worse and worse. The video runs for a few seconds, then dies. No amount of clicking or whatever gets it to start again.

At first I thought it was IE, or Windows, but no, YouTube is scattershot no matter what I'm viewing it on. PC, Mac, iOS ...

*sigh*

My husband and I had an argument about this not long ago.  He blames our internet, but I told him that doesn't make since because I can watch a movie on Netflix without any kind of buffering.  I'm glad to see it isn't just us.


Not for long...
http://mattvukas.com/2014/02/10/comcast-definitely-throttling-netfli x- infuriating/
 
2014-02-11 02:46:33 PM
My white plastic Macbook has been dropped many, many times, and thrown out of the sunroof of my car, landing on the highway, when I rolled my Scion tC in 2009. I'm typing on it right now.

I've seen one completely destroyed by a small wine spill on the keyboard. The air intake should not be the tiny little gaps under the keys.
 
2014-02-11 03:20:51 PM

BiffDangler: Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?


Why not just get a keyboard skin?
 
2014-02-11 11:04:30 PM
This is why laptops are dying. A spill on a tablet is no big deal. Wipe the screen, go back to work.
 
2014-02-12 12:54:51 AM

inkstud: BiffDangler: Now, I know these things are my fault and all, but my question for more knowledgeable people than me out there is:  Isn't there some way that MAC's don't have to have their logic board sitting right under the keyboard where a liquid spill means death?

Why not just get a keyboard skin?



Thanks.. never seen that before
 
2014-02-12 01:44:09 AM
I just did a tear down and rebuild on a macbook pro that had a large tea spill on it.

Liquids go *everywhere* inside those things. It's freaky.

/Yes, I saved the macbook
//No, I'm not a mac guy, the repairs are just extremely lucrative.
 
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