New MBP... single drop of liquid on it when opened

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by milky23, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. milky23 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    This isn't a complaint, I'm just oddly curious. When I unpacked my new MBP and took the foamy wrap off of it, there was a single drop of water on the back. Anyone else seen this? Just seems odd that a single drop of water would be there, and that it wasnt soaked up by the foam wrap during shipment.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Foam has a tendency to repel water, not absorb it. This is why some cups are made out of styrofoam.

    Where exactly was this drop? On the bottom or top? Near the battery?
  4. johnee macrumors 6502a


    mac splooge?

    you must have made it very happy while opening it.
  5. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    it was on the top near the hinge. any chance that water just condensed onto it?
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
  7. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    yup, it gets fairly humid around here. could it have made its way through the box? this thing was new, sealed, packed in original shipping box.

    Could water have survived the trek from Shanghai to the States without evaporating? Seems odd to me.
  8. klymr macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    Doubt it made the whole trip from China that way.

    Out of curiosity, was your mouth open while unpacking it? Maybe your were drooling over the sleek, slender, sexy body of the machine and didn't realize it. Hmm...
  9. Jestered macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    That is strange.

    You should call Apple immediately and tell them. You are probably fine and there is probably nothing at all wrong with the computer, but you want to make sure that you have this documented with Apple in a case. Make sure you get the case # as well. This might help you if anything does go wrong. Apple will tell you that you spilled something on the computer if you have to send it in for repair and there is liquid spots in the computer. If you get this documented now, it could help your cause down the road.

    Just tell them what happened and that the computer seems to be working fine and that you just want it to be documented.
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Was it with you on the plane (as in a carry-on)? If it was in baggage, then it is very possible for the water to condense. The compartments for luggage get very, very cold during flight.

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