Dongle Got Washed in Washing Machine

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  1. Tzvik macrumors newbie

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  2. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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  3. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    If you make sure it's thoroughly dry, what's the harm?
     
  4. darksithpro macrumors 6502

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    If you're really worried then just replace it, or you could just stick it in a bag of white rice and let it sit over night. Works for the phones all the time, don't see why it wouldn't work for a simple dongle.
     
  5. AppleSmack macrumors regular

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    I'd rather buy a cheaper well reviewed dongle off Amazon, than risk your $$$$ macbook.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Salts, proteins, lipids, etc. I wouldn't use it.
     
  7. vjobs macrumors regular

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    Wash it in distilled water, then leave it in a cup of distilled water for a night. Next morning, let it dry for a day. Make sure that it's thoroughly dry, then you should be fine to use it.
     
  8. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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    Tiny metal parts can corrode QUICKLY from moisture and this item appears to have been VERY wet.

    It's SILLY to use it. Just buy another one.


    R.
     
  9. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    One would think that with a properly functioning washer, those wouldn't be left behind...
     
  10. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    If a $5 bill is sitting on a train track, and a train is approaching, jumping on the track to grab the $5 bill may not be advisable because the medical bills of being struck by a train will likely be higher than what the $5 bill can cover...

    There could be moisture inside of the wire, which could be hard to detect and even harder to easily dry out, even if using a desiccant. Water + power don't mix very well, especially when a device as pricy as the MacBook Pro is involved, and if damage were to result, this might not be covered under Apple's warranty or AppleCare (as damage caused from this would not be due to a defect in the MBP, but rather an outcome of User use/misuse.)

    In other words, it seems like an unnecessary risk over $20.
     
  11. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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    No, there is no standard washing machine that desalinates and purifies the water it uses to wash with.

    This is a pretty funny thread. Are actually debating risking the use of a cheap dongle that may damage a laptop?


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  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    It is a washing machine, not a magical thing that defies physics.
     

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