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MacBook Pro took an accidental splash w/cranberry juice & water last night. Today it's a paperweight. I have AppleCare but no coverage for liquids. Any ideas on how to fix it WITHOUT paying Apple $$$?

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    David Giaimo Sr Dec 05, 2016

    Don't say "Try a rice-filled bag!" This might evaporate the water portion of the spill, but the sugars will then concentrate on any components, potentially shorting out circuits. Thanks!



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All you can do if you know what you are doing is open it up and dry it out best you can..and hope for the best.
if it was on at the time there you are in trouble.
even if apple got it back i dont think it would do much good.
have you tried drying it out with a hairdryer or put it on a hot radiator .

Posted on Dec 05, 2016

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    David Giaimo Sr Dec 05, 2016

    I would dry it but again, I'm worried the sugar in the juice will cause more damage! It was closed and asleep, and standing vertically on its right side, but I think the liquid leaked in through the left-side ports. Apple says they will repair it but might charge as much as $1,200 - which is what I paid for it when I bought it from Apple a year ago. Sheesh!

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    NOEL Dec 05, 2016

    if it came into my shop i would open it up and clean it out plus it would all be tested so you can see why it would cost so much to again if you know what you are doing try it out if not dont touch it and take it to someone thats knows what they are doing.



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