Fluid spill with pics!!! :eek: and a question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deadpixels, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    hello all, my little brother had an 'accident' involving his powerbook and some ice tea, here is two pics of the damage, beside that the machine works just fine he says. has anyone experienced the same thing? and where do you guys think the ice tea is? can it go inside the lcd? i would think it's between the lcd and the alu lid but the fact the the ice tea is lit make me think it's not that simple??
  2. macbwizard macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2005
    Yes! I have experienced the same thing with my MBP. I'll try to find some photos. It happened to me just with water and eventually, after about a month most of it had dried. I still had to replace the LCD though (through techrestore).

    edit: photo

    unfortunately I don't have an 'after' photo, but most of the horizontal lines vanished and there was only slight darkening at the end. I'm not sure exactly where the liquid was, but good luck trying to find it.
  3. iMacBook macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2007
    Down by the bay.
    Do you still have AppleCare?

    If so, go get another.
  4. deadpixels thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    if it dried after a while, why did you replace the lcd??
  5. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    AppleCare does not cover fluid damages.
  6. deadpixels thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    get another what? lcd? this kind of damage isn't covered besides applecare is over on this machine :(
  7. dex22 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Round Rock, TX
    It look like you'll be buying a replacement panel off eBay and installing it yourself in the not-too-distant future.

    Alternatively, you could deduct the estimated cost of repair, and sell the MBP with that discount - I know a string of people who would like it, myself included.
  8. eenu macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    This should dry out..... the only danger is if it leaves some form of residual which will leave you with slight discoloration permantely. ie if you spilt water it would dry no issue but as soon as you start spilling juices you are going to get drying marks.
  9. deadpixels thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    it's my brother's machine and it's not a mbpro, it's a alubook 1.25ghz. but you might be right about having to change the lcd.
  10. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    Once you get liquid soaked up behind/inside an LCD screen its usually pretty done for as far as having a pristine screen goes. Same reason you never want to spray something like cleaning solution directly on an LCD screen, since it might drip down into the bottom of the casing and capillary action soaks it up into the screen. I highly doubt that will dry out...where's the water gonna go? Magically disappear?
  11. rectangular macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2006
    spill a crapload more onto the screen and sell it as new age art! I bet you could sell it for more than it was worth new :p

    It will be the next big art niche.

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