I drowned my 2010 Macbook Pro with a fresh full cup of hot black tea (no sugar or milk). I immediately turned it over in the v-shape. When I moved it 2 hours later to a heater on pilot light only, (lightly warm), a waterfall came out the back end. At the heater it came on, then died again all by itself. I saw water dripping from the disc drive on the side. I pound it against my thigh to get out as much as possible. Then, the fan came on. I did not want it to operate, so I opened up the back. The fan then stopped. I looked under the battery. There was small puddle of water, so wiped it up. However, I did not disconnect the battery because I didn't know how, safely. I also wanted to look under the hard drive, but I did not have a star wrench. It sat without back upside down for 18 hours, (covered with a think cotton shirt), when I took it to my Mac repair person.
He said to get a new computer, because of the corrosion that will likely happen. It was running and started up, but acting strangely. It has been a workhorse for me; I've taken it all over Europe teaching with the powerpoint, emails, surfing, etc. etc. My right arm. Being female, sad to have drowned it. It has 500 storage and updated RAM 3 years ago.
I shopped for alternatives, like the new Airbook. I used to do video, that's why i got a Pro. But I don't anymore, so think Airbook will be good enough for me and my budget.
Meanwhile, I am using it. The repair man had no time for it, but because I love it, I am nursing it. finding out its problems. Lost the sound. Did I also loose the camera (unknown). seems the Shift and or Command key is locked down because it is selecting multiple emails and paragraphs on Word. So, I saw someone clean the shift key on the You tube (could not hear it), so I'll try that. It starts up in safe mode, so can't do a back up. But repair man said the hard drive is fine, so that will just go into a new computer.
So no YouTubes or Zoom Meetings. I do webinars, so had to get my iphone doing that. iPhone clatters and clicks on Zoom, so that is not a reliable option. The display screen is fine, sometimes loads strangely, but it loads, fine with me. But choosing a file to attach, I get the multiple options. So shift key and command key is next on my list to clean.
Now I can't edit, because it is selecting everything! So have to go! thanks for listening. Hate to ruin a good workhorse. But onward. There is a new computer in my near future.