Question about Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with Intel Duo Core 15.4 Inch PC Notebook

6 Answers

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!

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    macbook screwed - water on keybaord

×

Ad

6 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 382 Answers

I would have removed the battery first, and open it and place it on its side, cd drive side down....like 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

  • Keith Seekwhensir
    Keith Seekwhensir Dec 21, 2007

    Silica Gel!?!!?! Really?

    Section 3 Hazard Identification (Also

    see section 11)



    Generally
    not hazardous in normal handling, however good laboratory practices
    should always be used. Avoid long term exposure to skin or by
    inhalation. .......



    Section 11

    Additional Information



    Dust
    may cause irritation. Ingestions may cause gastrointestinal irritation,
    naused vomiting and diarrhea.

    ***Inhalation: Dust is irritating to the
    respiratory tract.****
    Low hazard for industrial use. Target organs: None.
    Chronic effects: None known.

    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".


×

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

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!

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,976 Answers

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.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

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

All the best,
Furonda.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 233 Answers

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.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How fix motherboard after water get inside MacBook Pro A1425? dont startup!


Dammage caused by water only can be limited by a special service centre. By heating the system only will have more damage. And even with a scheme you won't be able to repair the macBook. You could try to order the part that is damaged. To see how to open an macbook and how to replace parts, goto ifixit.com. They did lots of repairs. There are moors sites where you can see how to opener (and close) a Mac, but star with them.

Jun 18, 2014 | Apple Macbook Pro Retina 13" A1425...

1 Answer

Gray screen on macbook pro


does it chime?


could be ok if it chimes.


could be bad ram, bad hdd, spill damage, liquid damage, might need new logic board. Places on ebay offer repairs for flat rate for about 250 bucks.

Feb 12, 2014 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

2 Answers

I have Macbook pro and spill water.It is now 6days and dying out.Very hard to remove battery as Macbook has 6-8 screws to remove batteryMac book is only year old.Is there any easy way to start without


Was it just water or was there any salt or sugar in the liquid water? Did you set the Macbook vertical ( so the water would not sit on the motherboard?
BTW: The first thing you should have done after water spillage was to remove power and the battery!
http://www.wikihow.com/Save-a-Laptop-from-Liquid-Damage

Feb 03, 2013 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

1 Answer

Dead macbook pro


i have a macprobook 17 in that got water spilled on it the apple store said it would cost 1200 dollars to fix i took a pin to take out sim cards and touched a botton on the right hand side and a row of lights lite up what dose this mean?

Jul 08, 2012 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

1 Answer

Water spilled on the table under the macbook. now it doesn't work. I see people wating a few days and it restarted. how nmany days should i wait? help!!!


Jay, Try placing your MacBook on a bed of un-cooked rice for several days that should pull any moisture out of your lap-top. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN IT ON. If you already have it may too late.

May 06, 2012 | Apple 13-inch MacBook - Intel 2.0GHz Intel...

2 Answers

Spill water on my macbook air, and does not turn on


gone with the wind....or shall i say....water....
dump it in the trash bin....
all liquids are enemy of any IC equipments.....
(many have this dirty habbit of drinking Tea/Coffee/Beer etc while working with their notebooks/laptops.....)
on PC..... the liquids normaly spill on to the keyboard/mouse which is seperate from the CPU...
can replace the keyboard of a PC with just few $$$
but with notebooks the main circuit/motherboard is just below the keyboard.....
once a liquid falls...it just goes thru the holes on the keyboard....and short circuits the ICs...chips...etc

Apr 20, 2011 | Apple MacBook Air

1 Answer

I spilled water on my MacBook. Now it won't turn out


First thing is to not try powering the laptop on after the water fell on it. Next, you should remove the battery off the laptop immediately. When this is done, you should fully disassemble the laptop & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of water on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, water damage appears in the form of whitish traces. These needs to be wiped off. This can be done using a tooth brush moistened with few drops of hand sanitizer liquid.
Check all internal connectors & make sure that no water seeped into them. Dry them if needed.
When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop.
If the water fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you will have to replace the keyboard.

Sep 19, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

1 Answer

SLOW WATER SPILL IN THE FREEZER. FRIDGE CONKED OUT


It should go on through . Whatever got on the coil (probably nothing) will get gone on the next defrost cycle. There should be no damage, except to your boyfriend's pride.
Best regards to you both, --W/D--

Aug 03, 2009 | Roper RT12VKX Top Freezer Refrigerator

2 Answers

Water fell on my mac


By all means do not turn it on.....u might fry something. Leave it in a dry hot area for like 2 says. Then you might have to take it to Apple because Mac's are very very picky about water, i spilled coke and it fried it!

Feb 10, 2009 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

1 Answer

MACBOOK PRO DAMAGED USB PORT


Hardware. Had a bad spill with a drop? Very unlikely you can have it fixed cheaply, but go to your local mac store and see if you can get it fixed.

Jan 27, 2009 | Apple MacBook Pro PC Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with Intel Duo Core 15.4 Inch PC Notebook Logo

1,620 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

marty morrison
marty morrison

Level 2 Expert

26 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3328 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

86 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...