Unknown liquid on m PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xFU3Lx, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    So I wake up this morning and see that my Powerbook isn't asleep like it should be, screen saver is locked, so I go over and try to wake it up. Nothing. Then I notice a huge puddle covering my desk. Basically my PB was sitting in it. Its an odorless liquid(seems to be water) I immediately unplug everything from it and take the battery out and begin cleaning it off. Take off the door to the RAM compartment, a bit of moisture around the edges, nothing inside. keyboard and top aren't wet. Screen has a bit of splatter on it.

    I gave it a bit of time to dry and tried to turn it on, and got loud fans and nothing else. Screen stay black. Right now its sitting in the sun and drying a bit if it got inside.

    Help! Why isn't it booting up? :confused:

    I don 't know what the liquid could be either. The only thing on my desk thats a possibility is my Axe can, which is still intact, no leaks. An the liquid doesn't smell like Axe. :(
  2. macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Seminal fluid from a wet dream?

    Just kidding. Is your roof leaking, or do you have rowdy housemates?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    I checked the ceiling, no leaks. Only one guy there last night and he was in bed. I know he didn't spill anything on it either.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    Anyone have some ideas on why it won't boot up?
  5. macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    Does it turn on? If it doesn't there's a high likelinhood that it shorted out.

    Last time I checked, PBs didn't have blatters. Do you have any pets?
  6. macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    No pets. The only possibility is that Axe can, and there are no leaks on it. But there were those splatter spots on the screen looking like they came from the can. The lid was on though...

    Its obviously getting power, and the screen and stuff was working before I turned it off. When I press the power button, I hear fans. And the power lights and stuff. But no screen action.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    If it from the computer it's either the battery, or the screen (liquid crystal).
    Unless you had your laptop modded and it's liquide cooled ;) .
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    Battery works. Its not that. The screen was showing a picture when I woke up, it was my screen saver, just the image was stuck.

    And condensation, I don't think so. The desk was the only place that was wet. And there was ALOT of this liquid.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    Has your PB surfed into the Apple Store lately? If so, it was probably drooling over the idea of having an iPod nano to sync to ...
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    Somebody must have spilled something by accident, tried to clean it up - woke the PB, and left. After time as PB went to Screen Saver mode, liquid has gotten inside and shorted your PB.
    Do you by any chance walk in sleep?
  13. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    Haha, nope, no sleep walking here. My dad thinks someone came into my apartment and spilled something on it. Which I'm starting to believe.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Daytona Beach

    Hmm you don't have any enemies do you? ; :confused: ;)

    That really sucks though I hope you get it resolved.
  15. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    No one that I can think of.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    SO what does it mean when only the fans come on when I hit the power button?
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    set it out under the sun, disassembled so that the water can evaporate from the circuit boards and when it's dry, try it again. I took my camcorder on a vacation and used it for 6 hours in pouring rain, getting water under the LCD and eventually the whole thing stopped working. I freaked out but let it dry for the next few days and all the functions returned to normal.
  18. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    I lost all my links. Wheres an online guide for taking it apart?
  19. thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2005
    My roommate thinks I fried the logic board since it won't boot up. How much is this **** gonna cost me? :(

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