Help: Wet MacBook!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by billchase2, Jan 2, 2007.

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    billchase2

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    My buddy just called a few minutes ago telling me that when he got home tonight, he saw his MacBook was sitting in a puddle of water and didn't know what to do. I had him remove the battery immediately and made sure it was getting no electricity. He does not know if water got in... and if so, how much... and didn't know what to do. Any tips out there on what he can do?? Also, does the 1 year warranty cover water damage like this incase something does go wrong?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Make sure the system has no power.

    Let everything dry off for 3 days to be safe.. in an vented area..

    If you power it on before its dry.. you risk short circuting the system.

    Warranty does not cover water damage..
     
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    billchase2

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    Obviously the battery was connected when this happened... so would that make things much worse? He did unplug it all immediately when I told him to though. I know there are much worse substances (like pop)... but I'm sure water can be bad enough too. Any experiences with water? Or any other info I can get? He'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
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    spork183

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    The one year warranty covers water damage, coffee spills, vomit, and any other liquid problems. Just take the warranty card out of the packaging, put it on the spill, and let it soak it up...

    No, water damage and other unfortunate acts of god are not covered.
     
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    iW00t

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    Shame on you that your Apple doesn't have as good a coverage as Dell's premium warranty, which for your buddy's information, does cover water damage, and even theft for the first year.
     
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    spork183

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    For the price of Dull's premium warranty, you can replace the plumbing in the entire house and make sure this never happens again.
     
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    iW00t

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    Ironically it costs no more than the 3 year Applecare.

    But we are Mac users, Applecare is a worthless piece of sh*te that should have been included free which we have to pay for, which covers pretty much nothing anyway.
     
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    spork183

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    but, but, my imac comes in white. top that!
     
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    I hope you dont have AppleCare because you probably could have also replaced the plumbing in an entire house too...


    the warranty is about the same price as you would find for AppleCare, for laptops. But you get accidental protection as well. If you want it cheaper than AppleCare you can opt out of the accidental protection


    do some research before you spread misinformed information please
     
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    spork183

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    actually, if you read the exchange, it was tongue firmly in cheek. Before you get annoyed, examine some nuance please.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    about the wet mac thing you should leave it for a few weeks to dry i watched this program that randomly said if you drop an ipod in a pint of beer u should leave it for 3 weeks!!
     
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    Mac'Mo

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    i'd contact apple care to see what to do in this sitaution
     
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    spork183

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    begs the question of why an ipod would find its way into a pint of beer, but that's for another thread...

    There ought to be a way to speed the drying process. I don't know, put it in a bathroom with an electric heater, bag it with a dehumidifier. The length of time I'm sure is only to make sure it completely dries out, so anything that reduces humidity and raises temperature within reasonable limits should help.
     
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    i never said id want to put an ipod in a pint of beer but it was on a tv show random i know ! but hay its telly!
     
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    put it in a bag of those little "do-not-eats" silica gel thingies and place it BEHIND your refrigerator for a few days.

    after you've completely forgotten where you put it, go buy a new mb.

    the next time you buy a new fridge, your mb should work fine.
     

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