End of Magsafe adapter landed in water - Help?

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  1. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    In a somewhat movie-like style, i picked my MBP off of my chair a few minutes ago, and the magsafe popped out, and the end landed perfectly in a cup of water. I thought itd would blow up everything electrical in the house (exaggeration :p) and obviously, unplugged it. It being so small, all i could do is wipe the water off and now its just sitting there drying.
    When is a safe time to plug back in?
    I really need to use it for some essays today and im NOT using my windows box when i run out of battery!
    So now im sitting here with the lowest brightness, now KB illumination and nothing but safari running :D
    Haha, Thankyou!
     
  2. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Tough luck.

    I bought a used brick on ebay to cover similar situations. However, I was looking to use the second brick when I forgot the first at work or some similar scenario.

    Doesn't help you out now though.
     
  3. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. paniamania macrumors newbie

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    It's no problem - just leave it to dry for a couple of hoours.

    Don't know what mcavjame is on about.
     
  5. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    No... I meant tough luck that you have to conserve power and sweat out not using the power brick. I was just saying it would be nice to have a back up while the original dried.
     
  6. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh right brilliant haha :D
    Thanks guys, so what like 2 hours will be fine you think? :)
     
  7. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... if you dried it off, the recessed area is not so deep it will be hiding water.

    It is actually better to cycle power on your battery anyway, so just wait until you are in the red zone on the battery before recharging.
     
  8. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeahh thats what i thought, just didnt wanna fry my MBP haha :D
    Yeah and i do use it on battery every now and then anyways, calibration ;)
    Well thanks guys, whilst it was a bit of a noob question and im rather good with electronics, thought id check with the ol' MR forums :D
    And thanks for the swift replies also. :):apple:
     
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    I know what you mean!

    I did the exact same thing about 2 weeks ago, but it landed in my coffee instead! lol

    I just left it a few hours to dry out, after dabbing it with kitchen roll, to stop it staining brown and it works fine. :D
     
  11. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    if you want to be thorough about drying your brick, stick it in a sealed glass jar with Drierite (anhydrous calcium sulfate). that stuff is a bonafide dessicating agent and if it can dry out minute water molecules in my chemical products, it can take water out of your magsafe brick. otherwise, let it stand and dry for a few hours/days.
     
  12. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    a tad far :D
    t'wasnt the brick anyways, just the end of the magsafe.
    Charging my MBP now with it, so its all good :)
    Thanks guys! :)
     
  13. eldy macrumors 6502

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    Rinse it off with some deionized water, then let it dry.
     

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