Liquid spilled on rMBP

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  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Spilled a cup of noodles on the Macbook Pro in my signature. Am I 100% ****ed? nothing I can do about it, right? Just accept that I wasted $3300 and hope I can afford a new one?
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Well I hope you shut off right away?

    Tip it upside down and hopefully get some moisture off the insides as much as possible.

    Put it in rice for a week. Don't turn it on no matter how bad you want to.

    Pray!

    Not all hope is lost, plenty of people are still using their laptops after liquid spills, it really depends if it did serious damage or not.
     
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    You should do everything the previous poster said. Let it dry out and don't try to turn it on. Also, don't drink noodles over your $2800 computer!
     
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  6. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I dumped all my rice on the keyboard. Here's hoping.
     
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    Are you kidding?
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I hope you're joking. I'm not too sure what you can do right now.
     
  9. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Bury the whole MacBook deep in a sack of rice and let it sit for at least 2 weeks. Not kidding. That's a $2,000+ gadget, don't risk anything.
     
  10. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    You the whole thing in a bucket of rice silly goose, not rice on the keyboard.
     
  11. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But the water was spilled on the keyboard? By keyboard I mean the whole bottom section
     
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    If it got on the keys that means it got into the internals of the computer through the spaces under the keys. So yes put the whole thing in rice.
     
  13. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Which means the soup most likely seeped through the keys and inside right where the logic board is. Are you sure it was just water?
     
  14. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It was one of those noodle cups where you put water in and eat them. I had finished eating them a couple of hours ago, probably about 50-100ml of water.

    Should I shut the lid and put it in rice like that, or keep the lid open and put it in the rice like that?
     
  15. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I'd leave it open and drop the whole thing into a big thing of rice. Might as well also put it upside down so water drains out instead of sitting in the bottom of the macbook case.
     
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I'm just wondering that it may not be just water. Those cup noodles have MSG and other salts and stuff when it mixes with the water. It may cause future problems from corrosion.
     
  17. duervo macrumors 68000

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    It's not just water. It will be water, plus whatever starch, etc. soaked into it from the noodles, and if you used the flavor packet, there's that too.

    I would say that it does not look good for your rMBP.

    The rice and system in a plastic bag for a few days probably won't help much. You still have the sticky bits to worry about that will be left over once the water dries. A thorough cleaning of the system is going to be in order, and still won't guarantee that no long lasting damage has happened.

    Going out on a limb here, and guessing that you may not have the technical skill or knowledge to do all of that yourself, so you should probably take it in and get it looked at.
     
  18. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I realise it's probably dead, worst time too as the first semester of Uni is coming to an end and I have an app to develop and a website to make. I can use my PC, but I'm not a fan of that.

    Guess I'll just buy a new one when Apple release new rMBP's... is that June or July (expected)?
     
  19. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Yeah sometime during WWDC most likely. How about use the computers at school? Don't they have macs on campus?
     
  20. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, they do, but I live close to 2 hours away from Uni, and only go in once a week.

    My PC is a crossfire 7970 custom built one, so it can definitely do the job, I just much prefer OS X :p
     
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Why not get a repair estimate from Apple? It will be cheaper than buying a new rMBP. They have flat rates for replacing the logic board. I think in the U.S. it is about $750. I know from personal experience that they do a good job. I spilled a glass of wine on a MacBook Air. It came back with a new logic board, battery, bottom case, and keyboard.

    After you get it fixed, consider a keyboard cover, and also consider getting a personal articles insurance policy on it.
     
  22. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I read that getting it fixed would cost almost the same as buying a new one... I may as well ask though. Can I ring up and ask, or do I have to go in store? And if I have to go in-store, do I need to book an appointment?
     
  23. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You can just show up at the Genius Bar, but it helps to make an appointment (shorter wait). The logic board is the same between the 128GB model and the 512GB model, so the cost of repair is the same. On the MacBook Airs it is $755. I don't know about the rMBP. Even if it's $1200 it's still cheaper than getting a new machine.
     
  24. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    Ah, the perks of having rich parents.
     
  25. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Why do you assume he has rich parents? Maybe he works?
     

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