MBPr with water

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Charlaux, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Charlaux macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2012
    My macbook was in his own water proof hex case http://store.apple.com/us/product/H8144ZM/A unfortunately air conditonner upstairs of my dorm room had a problem that caused my floors my table and all stuff to be wet.My computer was with his sleeve at the drawer and the sleeve was not wet but gave you a sticky feeling because of humidity.I hold my macbook and go to another room.I checked my computer and audio was working ,the screen was bright as usual I couldnt notice a problem so i left with his sleeve becasuse you did not get any feeling of extreme humidity and It also passed today which is like a normal one and since it said in his own proof Its waterproof I wasnt too worried however i opened my macbook today and the screen was again bright but I accidentally closed the computer instead of shutting down I realized it and hen i opened and the brightness level changed drastically,I mean white but its like in the other computers when the battery gets low auto colour change thing.Is this the same for macs because its %20 and i must say since i used it It was in the same battery percentage.
  2. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    I dont think this case is water proof, however if your machine did not get wet there should be no issue. The display dims when on battery and more again if you dont operate the computer.
  3. zwan84 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2012
    I have the exact same case... and I also have a feeling it is not waterproof. Otherwise, I wish you best of luck and i hope nothing of yours on your desk got damaged.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If the computer was not wet, then I don't think you have too much to worry about. I didn't see from the link that its a waterproof case. In any event if you want peace of mind, bring it to apple and have them check it out.
  5. deerfaced, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

    deerfaced macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2012
  6. heyimandy macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    No where doe it state that it's waterproof case.
  7. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    Not on the Apple store, but it does say water resistant coating on their own page.


    Water resistant and waterproof are not the same thing, but it should have helped in this case.
  8. Charlaux thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2012
    Maybe a drop was in computer because it was dark while looking to my computer i dont know if its the drop from the drawer.İ checked my computer and it seems to work fine maybe a 20 min drop on batery however the brightness dissapeared in my second check it was like power safe mode and i hope its because of the %20 battery.how can i know if there are small damages i made a genious appointment but i dont know if they can help me.Macbook stayed in sleeve even i felt the sticky humidity
  9. raazman macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I think you're being paranoid. From what I can follow, it seems like you didn't notice some normal occurring functions of the macbook and just realized it. And now you're being paranoid. Seems like it's just the auto-dimming feature. And a 20 min difference in battery life is way too specific to calculate.
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    You are being paranoid and there's nothing wrong here. I'm not sure what good you could possibly expect by going and telling a Genius that you might have gotten your MBP wet.
  11. raazman macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Voiding warranty? Never tell a rep that you water damaged it if you don't have to...
  12. Charlaux thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2012
    Hi thank you,i think of the same too but i want peace of mind.Whats the auto dim function could you please explain here and is it possible that it might have inside problems rather than what i see ? Thank you for expalining i am thinking of cancelling the appointment but how ?
  13. raazman macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Auto dimming happens when you use the macbook on battery power. The screen gets dark after not using it for a certain amount of time. Either move the mouse around or press f2 (the brightness+) button. It will raise the brightness to your needs.
  14. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Under "display" setting you'll see a box saying something along the lines of "auto dim" in which the computer will set a brightness level based on the light level (pretty sure I'm wrong) but I turned mine off.
  15. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
  16. raazman macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I'm half guessing at OP's issue... :/
  17. thekev, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012

    thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010

    There's nothing wrong with taking it in. Just don't mention the water thing. If something is wrong, let them do their usual testing. If you say "may have gotten wet" they may just assume rather than test it. That doesn't really tell you anything.

    Edit: probably just battery power dimming or something like that though. I can't think of any reason damage would just dim it moderately.
  18. AlexanderFC macrumors member


    Jun 23, 2012
    Kittanning, Pennsylvania
    also could not make sense of it. in any means he probably just got spooked by the ambient light sensor +/- battery dim.
  19. Charlaux thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2012
    By the way the reason I am being paranoid is since thats the fault of college they will be covering the damage and I dont want to be in a situation later that "Oh the reason that your audio quality get significantly lower is that of the water damage " because Ill be the one who'll have to pay rather than the college.Are there any cases where the problem happens inside rather than a significant problem and for how long should an inspection of apple employee would take ? Thank you

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