Well, i got a pint of beer thrown over my macbook last night...
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    Default Well, i got a pint of beer thrown over my macbook last night...

    two dicks decided to have a fight beside the dj box, i should point out that there is rarely ever in trouble in this club, but anyway...the result was pretty much a full pint being thrown into the dj box...macbook soaked, xone 1d soaked, both cdj's soaked and mixer soaked...and me soaked

    i had a keyboard protector on which helped alot! also the way the laptop was facing helped, but still not good, took a good ten mins to dry up most of it, while still mixing away...

    any tips for stripping it down to check the insides? anywhere i should pay attention to?
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    Mate thats wank! There are some dicks about. I have no advice mate but i hope you have no issues as a result.
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    Ouch! I would have let those drunk pricks pay for some damages even if your Mac, CD players, mixer, and xone 1d were still working. Eventually, their life span will be shorter from now on.
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    May I ask what your reaction was ?
    I would totally explode.
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    dude! as said above what was your reaction and what did the club owner do?
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    Man that sucks!

    If you need a 'Take apart' manual for your MacBook let me know your serial number and I'll hook you up
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    Was this at Cafe Ceol in bangor?

    As I have a few mates at bangor uni, could ask if they know either of them and could contact them for some compensation?

    Let me know.
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    Surprised that one pint managed to soak that many things!
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    Don't you just love the smell of stale beer coming from electronics.

    I'd be ordering a bottle of Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and grabbing a big bag of rice in the mean time.
    Strip them down and chuck the bits in bags of rice to soak up any remaining liquid.
    Then when the IPA arrives, remove the parts from the rice and clean them with the IPA to remove any residues.
    If you clean anything with lube on it (faders etc) with IPA, it will need lubing again when you reassemble.
    Take pictures as you go if you're unfamiliar with stipping them down, then you can use the pics for reference as you reassemble.

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    Next time you spin there, bring a thermos of coffee. Then, if you see them, return the favor.
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