MacBook spillage

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by deb2, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. deb2 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hi I spilled green tea on my macbook a few weeks ago, I gave it about a week to dry out and now when I turn it on it just keeps shutting it on and off. I was hoping I was going to be able to in the least save the information from my hardrive, but am afraid I may have lost it all?

  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    you can try taking the hdd out and using an enclosure to hook it up to another mac
  3. akashsp macrumors newbie


    Jan 14, 2009
    Green tea on Macbook!

    Uhm, M8 the best thing to do is take it to your closest apple store or retail store. See if they can do anything. I did the same to an ipod and they said it was fixable.
  4. deb2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    thanks i will try hooking up to another mac. In the meantime if I try once more to see if it has magically got better will it do any harm to the hard drive to try and turn it on once again?
  5. raremage macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    The hard drive is pretty much a closed environment, so you're probably OK unless you got tea in/around the power connection on the drive. Regardless, the data will still be there, but if you short out the drive somehow, you're looking at a pretty significant cost to get the data recovered by a disk recovery service.
  6. labyrinth23 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Macbooks aren't like towels...I don't know of any case where anyone was able to let it dry out and have it work again. You're best bet is to take it to the Apple store and make up some story because I don't think they'll cover liquid damage.
  7. deb2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2009
    hard to believe but it does seem to be working!
  8. Forest91 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I spilt a bottle of coke on my macbook a few months back is within weeks it was working fine again, keys were a little sticky though :D

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