AHHHH! I spilled water all over my macbook!

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  1. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    I accidentally knocked over a glass of water right onto my macbook, and it got DRENCHED. I immediatly shut down the computer, and tryied to shake all the water out... It sounded like some crackling was coming from it though...

    I Waited 2 hours then tried to turn it back on, and nothing happens...

    Is there any chance that it will come back to life, Will apple repair it and possibly not know it was water damage, or if they do, any idea how much a repair would cost? I have applecare, but i know that doesnt cover spills, BLEGH.

    What can i do??!
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Turn it off and don't try to turn it on again for a couple of weeks. It may already be too late...you want to make sure that thing is completely and absolutely bone dry before you try to turn it on again. Also, take out the battery now and disconnect the power also.

    We'll have our fingers crossed, but I'm not sure it looks good at this point.
     
  3. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had safeware accident insurance on eit, but im skeptical bout their turnaround time, should i send it to apple or just get them to replace it, Also i have applecare, but seeing as this laptop was only 6 months old, if i end up getting a new one through the insurance, will Apple let me transfer it to the new one?
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I don't really have experience with insurance or Applecare, but I'm sure other users here do (if they come out of all the keynote and new product threads).

    And others might have better advice on how to better dry out the macbook, too.
    Just hang tight and don't try to use it again until you are certain it is bone dry.
     
  5. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, it started back up, but its not charging from the battery.

    Im gonna send it back to apple I think, and see if they'll fix it, and not mention the water....

    Worse comes to worse they'll know its water damage, and ill Insurance it...
     
  6. oligore macrumors member

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    some guy I know droped his ipod in the toilet, it just sliped from his pocket, he said it had been in his backpack and a little bit of rain had got through and they replaced it under warenty.
     
  7. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    rejoice!!! it fixed itself, everything is currently working
     
  8. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats! FWIW, I believe that if Apple chooses to replace your computer, then AppleCare transfers to the new one, or at least the outstanding balance does. However, if you replace it yourself I do not believe it will transfer.
     
  9. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Yeah water isn't that bad, but if it were coffee or pop or juice, you'd be toast.

    I've had thoughtmares of me spilling coffee on my PowerBook... *shudders*
     
  10. valdore macrumors 65816

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    this thread reminds me to be more frickin' careful in the future, given my perpetual diet of coffee, beer, and pop.
     
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    You were lucky this time, but in the future, quit trying to mess with it until you give it several days to dry out. In fact, you should do that despite the fact that it's working now. There still could be moisture inside that could get into places it shouldn't be! Beware.
     
  13. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    almost the perfect breakfast sentence. except no one has pop for breakfast.
     
  14. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    A friend of mine did this with the Blackbook ...... luckily he was insured !!!



    FJ
     
  15. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    It would definitely put him in a jam.
     
  16. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I did that with my PowerBook 2 years ago, its still going strong.

    I think its a case of making sure you get all of the water out of the laptop straight away.
     
  17. valdore macrumors 65816

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    my mom even dropped her cell phone in a restaurant toilet, and yet it still works.
     
  18. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I'm a cereal offender when it comes to getting phones wet. But I've never had anything die, just leave it for a few days and it's OK.
     
  19. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    I knocked over a cup of milk on my 15" Titanium a year ago. The screen distorted and shut off, the power cable started making a funny noise, and milk was coming out of all my ports. It didn't come back to life, and Apple quoted me ~1,100 to fix it. So I just got a new Aluminum instead. It was a painful $2,000 cup of milk I spilled, and I was definitely crying over it.
     
  20. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Spilled water, but now it works... This is what you should do. Turn it off. Remove it from wall power. Remove the battery. Use a hairdryer on the low or just blowing cool air setting to help evaporate any water that might be inside the case, keyboard or battery.

    My daughter recently spilled coca-cola on her ipod nano. She wiped it off and everything worked except you couldn't turn it off.

    This is what I did to fix it:

    Discharged the battery, and turn it on over and over again until it would no longer even try to come on.

    Sprayed alcohol into it.

    Wiped it off and took a hairdryer to it using the low heat setting. Did not get it hot.

    Three days later I charged it and it now works to perfection.

    Good Luck.
     
  21. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Cereal or serial?
     
  22. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    water damage sucks. If it's just water, pull the batter and plug as fast as humanly possible. Let it dry out for a few days and usually it'll still work. btw...they can tell if you spelled something into it.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It was clearly a reference to all the talk about breakfast.
     
  24. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    You put them in milk?
     
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