accidental macslaughter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fossicker, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. fossicker macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2004
    I may have killed my ibook g4 last night. It is the first ibook g4, bought on panther release day.

    I spillled water on it, it was on at the time. At first the power connector was green but then it turned off, so I'm afraid. I disconnected everything, took out battery, popped up keyboard. How long do I give it before trying it? And are my odds good that even if the computer is fried the hard drive is still ok? The data are really my biggest worry right now.

    I've been needing to upgrade for a while, was just waiting for Leopard (d'oh! so close)

    Anyone been through something similar and have any useful tips?

    Assuming I need to replace it, but can get the hard drive out into a firewire enclosure, any tips? Does the slurping over of a configuration from an old computer still work when going between powerpc and intel?
  2. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  4. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Hooray, now you have a great reason to upgrade! :)
  5. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    You did it on purpose, didn't you?

    I would leave it near something warm for a couple days, although I would be dying to know if it was going to work and would probably try it on the 2 day.

    Perhaps let it dry overnight near the fireplace or heater, then try tomorrow.

    Good luck.
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I would not suggest you try and speed up the drying process by using a hair dryer or anything. This can lead to more issues. If you can I would remove the top benzel to allow more air flow to help the evaporation.I would give it a few days. 3-4.
  7. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Same happened to me. Ruined my iBook's M-board. data was still their. I got the Mobo replaced and it worked fine.
  8. future macnerd macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    If you ever spill something on it again turn it of immediately, flip it upside down (still open), and give it at least 6-8 hours to dry (I usually give it a day)

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