Water Trapped inside MBP LCD screen -- help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by smdewart, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. smdewart macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005
    I was hailing a cab in downtown Chicago the other day, when it began pouring rain. I had no umbrella, so while I knew I'd get wet, I was pretty sure my MacBook Pro would be safe in my vinyl briefcase.

    Yet when I turned on my MBP later in the evening, there appeared large blotches of condensation/moisture inside the screen (as well as a large vertical rectangle that seemed far brighter than the rest of the screen). Oddly enough, everything works perfectly -- Internet/AirPort, apps, etc.

    I immediately powered it off and placed it open, on its side, with a fan blowing. Two days later, the screen seems much better -- less moisture appears inside the LCD.

    Is my LCD screwed? Should I wait to turn it on for a few more days? Will AppleCare cover this (assuming I play "dumb")? Anyone ever have such an experience??
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    well, my cell phone once went through the wash and it took about three days for all the moisture to come out, besides it smelling like detergent it worked fine. my advice is at least wait till it dries out, and if it's still blotchy/your having any problems go to applecare. You can at least try.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Moisture tends to be something Apple uses to deny Applecare coverage.
  4. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    The rain was really insane two days ago or so.
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Do not turn it on until all water is gone. I would even go as far as taking the battery out. Just make certain it is dry before you power it on. You don't want the water to fry some circuits.
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    agreed. Do anything to save it. Water soaking through electronics=bad bad bad
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Just let it sit a few more days and then hopefully all will be well. :eek:

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