MacBook Pro got soaked while in backpack, any advice?

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  1. gc15 macrumors regular

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    I had it charged completely up last night and I guess my bag has a hole in it, anyways long story short it won't turn on now or get a charge. I only tested it once to see if it would charge, but now I just have it upside down hoping any water falls out. What are some other options?
     
  2. tubeexperience, Jun 23, 2016
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    tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    I don't understand why people attempt to turn or charge their laptops after getting them wet. How could this possibly end well?

    Anyway, you have to open it up, disassembled it, cleaned out the liquid and residual, and see if it works again.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    At completely soaked stage it's a case of disassembly and then drying the parts in silica or rice or something for a fair few days followed by rubbing off all visible corrosion with 100% alcohol, reassembly and hoping for a miracle....
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Unfortunately I'd say its probably toast. Maybe it was the very act of it getting soaked and shorting out, or the fact that you turned it on while still wet, but regardless. Something bad happened and your only option is to try to dry it out in the silica or rice as mentioned and then clean up the logic board with alcohol. This may be sufficient to resuscitate the mac back to life, but the odds are against you :(

    Good luck, its stinks no matter how it occurred.
     
  5. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Drying the parts in silica or rice is useless. Just dry the parts with paper towel and then clean them with isopropyl alcohol.
     
  6. ABC5S Suspended

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    Nothing else to add. Its toast. Be careful next time, and plan ahead
     
  7. gc15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Surprising enough the MacBook lived, with some damage of course. The battery is shot and will only turn on while plugged it so I was able to get a more recent backup. Overall I can't complain, I'm afraid the hard drive may have took some damage too, but I have a ssd just waiting to put it.

    Other than getting a battery and seeing how that goes, is there anything else I should be monitoring for?
     
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  9. pat500000 macrumors G3

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    I just read your recent post. If it works it works.
     
  10. Badrottie Suspended

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    But it won't last very long....
     
  11. MushroomMan macrumors member

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    At the very least I would pull of the rear panel (if it's non-retina - I don't know how the retina ones are structured) and inspect it.
     

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