Today I started my morning with my usual cup of coffee, but unlike most days I decided that instead of enjoying my morning coffee, it might be better to spill it all over my desk and Macbook pro, aghh !
The one good thing to come out of this, was writing this ‘how-to’ article for my readers, so they know what to do in the event this happens to them too.
The following applies to the aluminum unibody Macbook/pro line, but most of it applies to any laptop.
Phase 1 – First-Aid:
- Lift Macbook in the air and flip it upside down so the liquid doesn’t seep inside as much.
- Press & hold the power button until it completely shuts down. Forget about doing a ‘safe shutdown’, it’s better to deal with software failures or some data loss, than hardware damage.
- Disconnect any cables attached to Macbook.
- Safely set down the Macbook on a clean surface.
- Get some absorbent paper.
- Gently use the paper to soak the spill from your Macbook keyboard. Don’t press hard or the spill will seep into the keys. You can either do this with the Macbook still upside down or flip it back so it’s easier to clean.
Recently, I’ve decided to take upon myself a daring new mission – to help those reading my blog to achieve relaxation and peace of mind. You might think I’m planning to instruct you in Yoga or meditation, or perhaps help you obtain prescription medicine or drugs of some kind, but I’m actually talking about the peace-of-mind that you’ll find, when your online identity is protected and your data is securely backed-up.
This mission will be broken into a series of posts starting with this one, which will focus on protecting your online identity. First, let’s begin by understanding the subject.
The latest jailbreak, released yesterday by @comex, is finally here. Now, you can upgrade and jailbreak all your iDevices (iPhone, iPods and iPads), especially those iPhone 3GS’s that were waiting for this jailbreak, in-order to upgrade to iOS4, or iPads running 3.2.1 and iPhone 4’s. iPhone 4’s aren’t relevant yet here in Israel, but the 3GS’s definitely are, not to mention loads of new iPads coming in.
This jailbreak procedure is the simplest imaginable, and as the title of this post implies, it’s not the first time it’s been used.
Here’s what you need to do: goto http://jailbreakme.com from your mobile safari, where you’ll find a site designed to look like a native iPhone screen, with an iPhone looking slider control at the bottom. When you use the slider, the website will send the jailbreak data to your iPhone and carry out the procedure. The whole process takes about one minute, and it works for all firmwares since 3.1.2.
My mighty mouse has been slowly deteriorating due to grim building up around the scroll ball. Yesterday I became frustrated from hours of futile attempts to scroll down, while doing intensive scrolling operations, so much so that my anger built up to such a degree, I felt I wanted to smash it with a hammer.
Fortunately I managed my anger and instead switched to a small Microsoft mouse I had around the house. Today I decided it was time to fix the mighty mouse, and I learned that it was very easy without breaking it apart. I followed a good YouTube video and especially followed the step of you using a cue-tip with medical alcohol and it now works like the day i got it. So if you face the same problem, I highly recommend following this video.