URGENT Speakers!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SavvyWilliams, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2013
    Ok, so last night, I just about had a heart attack. My dog spilled a full glass of water on my Air and of course, the water went all under the keys and my computer shut off. I blow dried it, put it in rice etc. nothing worked, this afternoon IT WORKED!! Everything works, life=saved. BUT the internal speakers dont work! The headphones work, but not the outside speakers. Some of the threads on here say if theres a red light in the headphone jack, there is a switch stuck;but theres not. When I go to the system preferences>sound--there is no option to select internal speakers either! HELP I have a media project I have been working on for the production Bye Bye Birdie and I NEED my external speakers!! THANKS
  2. macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Zap the Pram
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2013
    The steps worked, but it didnt change anything, Ill probably have to take it to the genius var and have them take a look at it. Would Ibreakitufixit be better?
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2013
    aaaaaannnnnnnndddd now the charging port thing doesnt work, a great week for me, ehh?
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Look, regarding the charging, unplug the power cord from both the PC and the wall outlet and leave the cord alone for 5 minutes. Then reconnect both ends.

    you have to unplug from the wall or it wont work.

    Regarding the speakers, who cares? The speakers were crap anyways. Great excuse to get headphones or decent external speakers.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
    The geniuses will enlighten you as to the cost of a new logic board, about $750 at last telling. When you either replace that board or purchase a new MB you may wish to consider a $7.50 keyboard cover. I have covers on all three of mine, cheap insurance.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    As a word of caution in the future, I would have let the machine sit for at least a week before trying to turn it on. You really need to make sure that all the moisture has evaporated or been absorbed before you should be putting power back through it. I inherited my sister's old macbook that had water spilled on it. After letting it sit around for a few weeks I tested it out and everything worked except for one of the shift keys.

    I'd put it somewhere and leave it be for a while and see if anything comes back. Otherwise, you're probably looking at a new logic board as was suggested earlier.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    I'm sorry, but I just have to ask - what's the logic behind this? Why would leaving a cord in the wall outlet change anything?
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    The dog did this? :rolleyes:
  10. Psychj0e, Apr 25, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Dude, too late I know, but spilling just plan old water on your macbook wasn't the end of the world.

    That happened when you turned it on whilst it was still wet, that's where the potential for damaged happened. For others who might experience similar, if it's water, then it just needs to dry out.

    If it's beer, tea with sugar etc, then the machine needs to be taken apart and cleaned so the logic board etc, doesn't corrode.

    EDIT - and this is the voice of experience :) I've junked two laptops this way :/ first way, I split soda water on it, but had no time to fix it as I was catching a plane and leaving it for a month.

    Second time, I spilt beer on a different laptop, but immediately stripped it apart, cleaned it etc. Had to replace the keyboard/alu case (as they're one unit), but several years later it's still working reasonably fine.

    Oh and for external speaks - I'd recommend the Sound Science QSBs they're awesome!

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