D.J. Buzzkill: Don't re-mix booze with music

Liquid tips for avoiding party fouls. Photo: Composite/Ponick

CHICAGO, April 18, 2013 – Spill It! explores the unconventional stories that occur when people spill various liquids onto or into their Mac Books. We also provide useful tips and hints for protection from these types of damages.  

Just last week, a D.J. was spinning at a club using his $2400 Mac Book Pro. This machine had all his music and D.J. programs installed on it. As the music was playing, some inebriated partygoer knocked over his drink onto the computer. Needless to say, that party was over—totally—and this gentleman became the very embodiment of the term “buzzkill.” After all, the biggest party caveat these days is to “never be the one to turn off the music.” 

Party Foul 101: As the music goes, so does the party.

Meanwhile, back at the club, our likely-unemployed D.J. was beside himself and started freaking out. The music on his computer had almost instantly shut off and next, its screen went black. He picked up his unexpectedly tipsy Mac, which was now dripping with booze, and, after unplugging, tried plugging it back in. Bad idea, on any number of fronts. Quickly reconsidering, the D.J. pulled the plug again. 

Party Foul 102: Do not plug in wet electronics (This one should’ve been obvious). 

Now, our D.J. began to hyperventilate while his brain began to seriously contemplate any number of dark and sinister plans for homicidal vengeance upon the loopy, clueless perp. 

Party Foul 103: As a pre-ordained primary suspect, do not kill the guests of your own party. 

Frantic, the D.J. calmed down at the bar. He tried turning the computer back on somewhat later, and for the last 5 minutes of the party, it worked, as everyone was able to complete their signature dance moves derived from the latest popular R&B song. 

The next day, the D.J.’s Mac started to make weird noises and suddenly shut off. Seemingly for good. He dutifully took it to an Apple Store and they gave him a flat rate of $1240 for his repair. This Mac was only 3 years old but the D.J. only had just one more month of AppleCare coverage left.  And besides, it turned out this extended warranty didn’t cover spills or abuse to the equipment anyway. (AppleCare is an extended warranty offered by Apple extending its initial 90 day and one-year warranty under normal-use circumstances. It can be purchased along with a new Mac computer.) 

As a result, he decided to have the Apple technician remove the hard drive. He then purchased an enclosure which acted as an external hard drive that he used on his backup old white MacBook. 

In the meantime, he decided to buy a new 13-inch Mac Book Pro that was only going to be used at home. Then, he discovered LiquidSpill.com which was able to fix his original, inebriated Mac perfectly and was able to give him a whole year warranty as opposed to AppleCare’s 90 days. 

When it comes to Mac repairs, make sure the first question you ask after “how much is this going to cost?” is “how much of my data can you save?” Make sure you never plug in a wet laptop and always try to keep food and drink away from it as well. Below is a link for a website that specializes in liquid protection for both Mac Book Pro and Air laptops. 

http://www.iskin.com/protouch_macbook/

 

LiquidSpill.com is a Mac repair service that specializes in liquid spills. 

 


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John LaLoggia

John LaLoggia is the Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for LiquidSpill.com 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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