CHECK THESE PICS OUT! frozen macbook!

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  1. 857motoX macrumors newbie

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    A few days ago my house caught on fire and i had my macbook sitting open on the table... as you can see it was frozen to the table from the firemen drenching it with water while it was -10 degrees outside... It won't turn on. Any suggestions?
     

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  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Call your insurance company. Cool pic's though. You may be able to salvage the HDD if you get it out quickly.
     
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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Really? :p

    Let it thaw... take the battery off as SOON as you can. Let it dry COMPLETELY after thawing (wait six days even after you THINK all the water is out. Keep tipping it and let everything drip out and then keep waiting a week or so).

    You never know... it might still work.
     
  6. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that your house caught fire, stinks around this time of the year :( For some fun you can always take it to the Genius Bar and ask :D
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  8. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    you jest
     
  9. 857motoX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep it didnt work.. im warming the oven up right now!
     
  10. metroid87706 macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry to hear about the fire. :(

    But that MacBook is really cool looking. (Literally! XD)

    Yeah, I say file for an insurance claim. Then you can get a new UniBody! :D
     
  11. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I would let it thaw itself at room temperature.
    if you accelarate thawing you may cause damage through warping and too much water flow suddenly.

    gently chip the ice on the outer shell away and let it thaw at room temp.

    you didn't relly put it in the microwave did you?
     
  12. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    Pics or it didn't.... well, I guess it happened. Sorry to hear about your loss.
     
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  14. 857motoX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    northern minnesota. it gets a lot colder than -10 degrees.
     
  15. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    i'd kill myself, i dont think i've ever felt cold like that in my entire life. how do you get your cars to start?
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    ahhh you got me!
    :D
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    cars start down to -20 but there are engine blankets
     
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    alright, repair permissions and reset the PRAM.
     
  19. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    where in MN? I live 15 miles south of Detroit Lakes. Sorry to hear about your house!
     
  20. johndatserakis macrumors member

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    yea I think you just need to restore the OS, you should be all set.
     
  21. goldfronts macrumors member

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    ouch! this is what insurance is for, though. good luck
     
  22. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    you can save the hard drive, the computer may not start but the hard drive should work fine in another machine
     
  23. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Cool pictures, I have never seen a frozen MacBook before. :eek:

    Sorry to hear about the fire though. Having gone through a house fire before (a few days before Christmas several years ago), I know that it is a hard and emotional time. I hope that things work out for you and your house is repaired/rebuilt as soon as possible. :) :)

    As others have said, the best thing to do is let the insurance company buy you a new MacBook.
     
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  25. hhlee macrumors 6502

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    take everything apart and let sit to dry completely before running any electricity through

    i would NOT rush on taking out your hd and hooking it up as water could have gotten in.
     

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