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Water on MacBook Pro!

Hi guys, I (stupidly) spilled some water on my MacBook. I'm afraid to turn it on. What can I do? Is that permanent damage? I know, I'm so stupid, stupid, stupid! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    macbook screwed - water on keybaord



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I would have removed the battery first, and open it and place it on its side, cd drive side a book standing up. Allow a few days for evaporation, then attempt to power back on. If nothing yet, reset the SMU. If nothing yet, cash in that APPLECARE.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Dec 21, 2007

    Silica Gel!?!!?! Really?

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    UM, yeah....let's stick to condensation and evaporation.....

    John SIlver, thanks for repeating my suggestions...But Intel macintosh computers are still covered under APPLECARE, and no one else should service machines under warranty except for certified technician or you will void warranty. Which is what I guess thats what you mean by a "pro".


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Well, Spilling water on your computer sure isn't the smartest thing to do, but it's not sure the damage is too big. Let it dry for a few days: take the battery apart and leave it in a well-ventilated room for a couple of days. When it's nice and dry, try turning it on. If it works - great! If it doesn't, you might want to get it repaired at a professional soon. Actually, taking it to a pro might be a good idea anyway. Good luck!

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If it isn't under warranty any longer, you can remove the keyboard and stand the conputer on it's side and stand the keyboard on it's side and turn a small fan on both of them for about a week before you tyr it out. You may have to take the keyboard apart for a proper cleaning, depending on exactly where the water went. Depending on the keyboard, you will either have a small push button for each key or 3 layers of plastic circuitry. If it's switches, blow each one out with canned air. If it's tha laminates, carefully wipe wvwry layew with alcohol, wipe off the alcohol residue and it should be okay.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

You could let it dry for a couple days ,or you could get some silica gel like they use to dry flowers and to keep things dry in shipping. You could get it at a craft store like Michael's. Put the laptop in a plastic bag big enough for the laptop and about a pound of the silica gel,the gel will suck all the water out of the machine.

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I tried Fire Sine's solution and it worked! Try it, as it might save your cute lil' MacBook.

All the best,

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Was the computer on when the water was spilled? If so something may have fried. Water conducts electricity. If it was off let it dry out for a week. Hopefully no damage was done. You were right not to turn it on when it was wet.

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