Wine without cheese: A MacBook Pro becomes intern-ably unstable

Keyboards and the veritas of vino make an electrifying mix. Photo: public domain

CHICAGO, April 10, 2013 – This column explores another of the unconventional stories that occur when people spill various liquids onto or into their MacBooks, and how the Mac Repair Experts at save them the trouble and expense of buying a brand new machine.  

Recently, a young student was about to experience her first summer internship. Her summer vacation promised to be filled with trips to Starbucks, making copies at FedEx (ex-Kinko’s) business centers, and constant self-reassurance that her existence in this life would be as sunny as the season. She wasn’t going to be your average, ordinary, garden-variety intern who would show up late or, like some male interns, hide Axe body spray or its moral female equivalent behind a work computer for fear of perspiration when being asked to lift more than three boxes. Nosiree. This college student was a professional who showed up on-time and was always ready to work. 

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Naturally, she was enjoying a vintage bottle of Charles Shaw merlot one evening before her next workday, diligently working on unpaid overtime on crucial statistics to determine whether her co-workers should try the new Hazelnut Macchiato or just stick with Vanilla Iced Lattes during the current business quarter—proof that nothing says “go-getter” like a hung-over intern that may or may not have showered in the morning. (Tip: Check behind your intern’s work computer). 

In real life, this crackerjack intern used her Mac for everything in existence. So it comes as no surprise that, while she was working on this crucial Starbucks dilemma, she spilled wine all over her hapless machine. The touchpad and keyboard were immediately fried and did not work, the Sad Mac equivalent of cardiac arrest. 

After suffering through a momentary panic attack, she had the presence of mind to see if her computer could be salvaged, and started dialing around to repair shops to little avail. So she decided next to call to see if they could possibly fix it. Oliver, the Director of Technology at, was soon there every step of the way to help replace everything that could be salvaged in order to bring her Mac back to life as economically as possible. 

He was able to replace her keyboard, touchpad, and even the outer frame of her Mac, which he polished free of charge. Every other place she had called for Mac repair estimated their charges would run well over $700—with no guarantees as to whether they could actually salvage the machine. Oliver informed her that her repair would only cost $480 with everything included. There were no hidden fees or service charges attached.   

This student appreciated the personal attention that she received from and was extremely impressed by the efforts made by the company to accommodate her in every possible way. She loved that she didn’t have to wait in an endless line at an Apple Store for service. In fact, she had her Mac fixed and working the same day she called. The entire process only took 30 minutes. is a Mac repair service that specializes in liquid spills. The company provides free FedEx shipping, allowing the customer to send his or her MacBook to their Apple-certified technicians where they repair it and send it right back. Their customer service is top of line, which means was available to help our hard-working intern throughout the entire repair process. They can do the same thing for your Mac if you’ve happened to inadvertently drown your irreplaceable machine. An added attraction: the company has two check-in location offices located in Washington D.C., and Chicago, IL for added customer support.


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John LaLoggia

John LaLoggia is the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for in Chicago, IL. He has a B.A. from Quincy University in Broadcast Journalism and is currently finishing his M.A. in Communications from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. He has worked for ESPN Radio and Comcast Sports Net in Chicago.  He has trained and performs at the Second City and Improv Olympic theaters in Chicago. He enjoys movies, live music, and Italian food. He currently lives in Chicago with his made-up girlfriend, Stacy. 


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