Assessing Water Damage?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Craftysince86, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Craftysince86 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2012
    i googled it, i know it seems like a super rhetorical topic but was not satisfied with all the advice given, so i took mine apart. didn't want to wait to week for it dry out or stick it in a giant bag of rice etc. nearing finals and this could not have happened at a worse time

    anyway, i took it all apart... fair warning i am a computer noob, but was wondering if in fact my logic board was shorted would i be able to tell by looking at it? i assume there would be the heat marks and discoloration like any heat/electrical damage.

    i spilled a very little amount of water onto the key board, maybe a table spoon if even that. flipped it and turned it off right away, wiped it down of course and let it sit for a few hours. charges with green light, but the battery level on the side does not display nor does it turn on. thats when i decided to take it apart, and thats about where i am right now :confused:

    any help appreciated of course
  2. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    Computer chips like to die a silent death and you would be hard pressed to tell by simply looking at them. After all we're not talking about a massive over voltage that could lead to heat marks/discoloration etc., but about "the normal voltage might have come to a contact it was not supposed to be", which would possibly destroy something inside a chip, thus invisibly to the human eye.

    Did you try to simply replace the batteries?
  3. Craftysince86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2012
    wow i totally just realized i posted this in the wrong area! :eek: sorry! this happened on my macbook pro

    anyway to get this deleted? thanks for the response tho
  4. thatoneguyhmm macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2012
    Water damage repair

    I don't know a lot about assessing water damage, but I have a link here for a company with a great reputation for repair in this field

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