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Original poster
Jun 17, 2015
I have a macbook pro 15 inch 2010 and I spilled water on it when I try to turn it on with the charger plugged in it makes a chime but blank screen. What is the cheapest way or service to fix it I can not afford a new mac.

Dark Void

macrumors 68030
Jun 1, 2011
Unfortunately, if the liquid had time to spread enough, just about everything can be damaged, and therefore if you plan on having it serviced (assuming Apple) - it will cost quite a bit to be brought back up to working condition. You can go and receive a quote to be sure, but it may end up costing you quite a bit, at which point it will make you think you may as well get a new laptop. I realize you said you can not afford it, but unfortunately this is likely to happen.

It depends on the severity of it though. You can use some typical household tricks like the good ol' bag of rice, but that only has reported success immediately after the liquid had been spilled. In all likeliness if you had tried operating it, etc since then - standard household "tricks" are likely to fail, but may be worth a shot anyway.

Other than that, I agree with the poster above to take a look at an iFixIt teardown or hunt online (YouTube for video guides) for how to properly try to remedy water damaged parts without replacing them. I don't know if you will have much luck but if you can't have it serviced then you don't have much of a choice.

I hope this helps.


macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
West Suburban Boston Ma
For a 2010 MacBook pro it would be easier to just buy a new or refurb. The cost of repairing it is likely to be more than it would be worth, plus the repair people might miss something.


macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
What is the cheapest way or service to fix it I can not afford a new mac.

Liquid damage is extremely hard to fix. If it has been a few days since the spill, and the battery wasn't disconnected immediately, the damage may not be repairable.

Your best bet is to sell the computer for scrap and buy a new one.
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