Just spilled water on my mac pro trackpad!!! ahhh!

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  1. Mike1527 macrumors newbie

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    well it wasnt actually spilled...my friend was crying on it...its hasnt been a good today...but anyways i got a fan on it and a hot halogen lamp on it. so far its doing well. should i leave the fan and light on the night? i have a 3 year warranty...and i would pry out the battery but i dont have a screwdriver in my dorm!
     
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  3. kmaute macrumors 6502

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    Your mac pro has a trackpad? That seems rather inconvenient, perhaps you should spring for a mouse. My MP is under my desk at the office; I'd dislocated my arm using a trackpad on it. Good luck.
     
  4. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    how much could she (hope its a she) have cried to make you worry you have water damage?
     
  5. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    gonna be honest, its kinda funny that he's worried about losing warranty but is willing to void it himself...
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    haha, It would have to be a TON of tears! I don't think a few tears on the trackpad will do much if it's just wiped up. I think you'll be alright. :rolleyes:
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well those UltraNav keyboards are very nice.
     
  8. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Crying's never good, esp. if she she cried on your laptop :[
     
  9. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im using this laptop right now...and it was a movie and yes it was a she. she wiped it off and now the trackpad isnt as accurate as it was with the clicking obviously. should i bring it to the campus apple store? or should i just wait a couple days?

    is there any "stickers" under the track pad that turn a different color with water cause then im screwed..:(

    she cried on the trackpad. cleaned up the tears with her hand. im sure/well obvoiusly water went under the trackpad when you "click" and now its not as accurate as it was. i have to click it 2-3 times to get it to work.
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    I'll be honest as well. His warranty is already voided since this wasn't Apple's fault and is not covered. (Ya think?)
     
  11. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    What movie was it? That's what you get for watching those sissy chick flicks. :D
     
  12. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha it was the proposal...it was actually really funny but there some parts that she obvoiusly thought more than I that they were sad. but anyways so if i brought this to an apple store how would they know that its because of water damage?
     
  13. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    They got water sensors (small paper pieces which change color when in contact with fluids) in the computer at different places.
     
  14. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Just play stupid if it doesn't clear up - maybe you'll get lucky. Nothing to lose.

    Hard to believe tears alone can cause this much damage. Next time issue hankies.
     
  15. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so should i just leave it off for a day, with my hot lamp on it?
     
  16. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    The Proposal was really funny! haha. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Sorry about the water spill though. I think your only option at this point it to let it dry and pray it works normally again.
     
  17. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    If the water sensors been triggered that wouldn't matter. But I feel its hard to believe that a few tears would do anything to the trackpad...
     
  18. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    Time like these, I wish there was a spinning flashing raptor emoticon...

    DO NOT (Aforementioned emoticon here) EVER put your laptop under a heat lamp! Nor any electrical device that has been penetrated by water in any way! Or just EVER! Worst idea ever! Just let it dry in front of a fan or in the sun. Even that is almost too much heat. If it can fit in a ziploc freezer bag, put it and a little rice in and leave that for a few days. TURN IT OFF!!

    Please clarify which mac you have sometime soon.
     
  19. JWFerne macrumors regular

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    Generally I would put electronics that got wet in a bag with a lot of rice, which will absorb the moisture and let it sit for 24/48 hours. Direct heat from a lamp etc is not the way to go.
     
  20. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha it works fine. just the trackpad is the problem. and the lamp actually helped it. before i couldnt click at all..and now it lets me click although it takes 2-3 times. should i try the apple store? and then if they dont. the rice thing?
     
  21. Heavenly macrumors member

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    Rice is really good at absorbing water so a really good solution(it's been mentioned in a lot of zomgwaterhelp threads) is to put your computer in a bag so air can't get in/out with some rice to absorb the water inside your laptop.
     
  22. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    make sure she crys over her own laptop when you give her the 1200$ bill for the repair.
     
  23. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the rice works alot better than before. however i cant "highlight" anything, or move any boxes.
     
  24. CitiXen macrumors member

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    :(

    hahaha!
     
  25. Mike1527 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so should i try bringing it to the apple store?
     

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