Coke spill on unibody 17inch(mid2010) keyboard

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
So there was a little accident of a bit of coke spilling on the keyboard.
a minute later i washed off all the coke on the surface, then after that was all gone. i shut down the computer.
I then flipped the computer around to see if anything else would leak out. very little came out. So i tried to turn on the computer but it didnt turn on. I didnt all that SMU PMU stuff but nothing worked... whenever i pressed the power button, the caps lock would blink once. and the battery indicators still worked.
i left it upside down for about 9 hours. (night time)
i try to turn it back on. it booted into safe mode.... whether the caps lock green light was on or not... the typing all ended up in caps. the keyboard was not sticky at all. I was able to restart. shut down and all that but it went straight back into safe mode. I was able to log into safe mode as guest with safari.
I then saw my battery was at 60%, so i plugged it for charging. it started charging for about 4 seconds then the system shut off.
I havent been able to turn on the computer since, and that was about 25 hours ago. the green indicators for the battery wont turn on unless i plug the computer for charging. the led on the charger itself is very faint. when i opened the back lid of the macbook and put my ear near the logic board i can hear continous beeping.... it wasnt 3 or 9 beeps.... it just keeps going. ..... the battery indictor when plugged in is stuck at the 2nd light, and i dont have to press the battery indicator button. when i do press it... it shows as 5 lights out of 8.

weird thing is... if i unplug the charger. I first hold onto the power button for a couple of seconds.... then plug the charger while still holding onto the power button. i then let go of the power button while the charger is still plugged in. the battery indicator without pressing is stuck at 2 and the battery indicator button wont do anything. this thing only happens when i hold onto the power button.

I really do hope i dont have to buy a whole new logic board.


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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,230moderator
    gwklam wrote: »
    I really do hope i dont have to buy a whole new logic board.

    If you have accidental damage on your home contents insurance, you can claim it on that but it definitely sounds like you'll need a repair. Take it in to an Apple Store and they will tell you the extent of the damage.
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