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First off remove the battery and , put it in a warm and dry place for a few days. If that doesn't help open the Macbook and clean and dry it out as much as you can. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Macbook. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have a service do it for you there are third party Macbook Repair Services.

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Clean it in the washing machine

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Re: water damage

Hey there Barbie,

I found a very helpful solution to this problem here:
(In general, this solution explains how to dry your laptop for a few days.)

I hope it helps you!

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Unplug it, take the battery out and turn it on its side, like an open book and resist touching it for 2 days. If it happens to come up after, get a latex keyboard condom and count your blessings, if not, hit me back.

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I own a mac notebook. Actually this is my second one. Last year around this time it quite working and when I brought it in to have a tech look at it he said there was water damage. Now it has happened...

you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to say, but water damage is typically caused by spilling drinks on it. If you post with more details on the issue, a better answer might be given.

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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.

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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!

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Keep getting message that my battery in low, also laptop goes dead if not connected to cherger.

atteries have a limited life and most need to be replaced every 12 to 24 months. If that amount of time has lapsed since you've replaced the battery, or if damage was done to the battery, such as a spill or overheating, the battery may be dead Unplug the laptop from the wall charger. Remove the battery from the laptop. The battery is located on the underside of the laptop and usually slides out, or can be popped out by sliding the battery release buttons next to the battery.2 Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol. Rub the cotton swab into the battery contacts to remove dirt and dust. Use a cloth dampened with water to wipe dust from the rest of the battery and battery housing unit. If dust is on the connectors, it can block or impede charging. Snap the battery back into place on the laptop.3 Plug the laptop wall charger into the wall. Plug the other end into the laptop. Allow the laptop to charge for 24 hours.4 Disconnect the laptop wall charger from the laptop. Turn the laptop on. If the laptop does not turn on, the battery did not charge, indicating the battery is dead. If the laptop turns on, but the battery lasts for a short period of time, this is a good indication that the battery is damaged or dying.
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    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 just goes thru the holes on the keyboard....and short circuits the ICs...chips...etc

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    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.

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    Spilt coffee over keyboard

    It might be :-( and usually stuff that lack isn't covered unless you pay extra for a high end warranty.

    There are a few things you can do to try to save it though. As long as nothing shorted out (you didn't smell anything burning did you?), chances are a good cleaning could fix it. Are the keys sticking? Most laptops nowadays have a small try under the keyboard to keep stuff away from the vital electronics in case of situation such as yours.

    1) Power down the laptop and remove the battery
    2) Gently pop the keys around where the spill occurred, just pry them with your finger nail, they should snap right off with a little encouragement
    3) Take a damp rag and blot up any remaining spills, or sticky spots, remember liquids and electronics dont mix so go easy on the water.
    4) With a dry rag, blot up any remaining wet spots, can hurt to let it sit and air dry for a few minutes as well.
    5) Pop all the keys back on and hopefully you'll be all set!

    Good luck!

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    Wet laptop

    Water = No more warranty. You or a friend can open up this laptop (be careful and take note of all screws and parts) Remove logicboard (aka motherboard) and take a tooth brush and rubbing alcohol mixed with water and scrub that logicboard down - remove any corrosion, then let dry for a day (water between chips & board dry slowly). We've fixed submerged Apple laptops this way, and one all corrosion removed, laptop will have a 90% chance of working again. You really can't kill an Apple with water - you only really put it into a coma. The faster you can get electricity (battery or power adapter) removed after water incident, the less corrosion you will likely have to clean up after drying. Apple laptops generally have short safety's on the logicboard to keep the board from burning up if it senses a short and they won't power up until the short is removed.
    You can fix it!  

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    Water damage

    Unplug it, take the battery out and turn it on its side, like an open book and resist touching it for 2 days. If it happens to come up after, get a latex keyboard condom and count your blessings, if not, hit me back.

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    Water on MacBook Pro!

    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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