Spilling water over keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aprodigy, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. aprodigy macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    what would you do if you spill water all over your new Macbook air i5 keyboard?

    Thanks!
     
  2. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Post on a forum asking what people would do if they spilled water on their keyboard.
     
  3. Samsumac macrumors regular

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    Bring attention to such an act of negligence to a world audience??
     
  4. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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    Send my laptop to the third person who posts in my thread about spilling water on the keyboard and let him have it free of charge.
     
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  6. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    Sooooo true..

    Being a mechanical engineer, I'd submit a work request order to some of my electronics, instruments and control systems engineering buddies.. whilst complaining how their systems are just not as robust as the mechanical ones...

    :)


    I would not try to turn it on... Let it dry... Using a hair dryer fan might also help...

    But certainly let it dry. Water is a conductor and will misalign the system current causing one or more short circuits and loss of articulated power up/ing...

    Did I mention.. Let it dry...

    I'd leave it over the next couple of days or more depending on the climatic conditions etc.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Samsumac macrumors regular

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    you are clearly cheating here.....:D

    Leave it to dry for a few days and don't try turning it on... If you have a suitable screwdriver take the bottom off and leave it to dry.. Pray to the apple god as well (that would be Steve :) ) and perhaps you may get lucky
     
  8. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    Hold on, I'm spilling water over my keyboard now. I will post as soon as I exami
     
  9. SpiffyChee macrumors member

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    if you have a dehumidifier, stick your laptop next to the intake fan and let it sit there for a day or to.

    I used this trick on my friends laptop that had a fish cooler tip over on it. (don't ask) But it worked great except for not removing the fish smell...
     
  10. lyrrad721 macrumors regular

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  11. Lyndo99 macrumors newbie

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    the exhaust fan?
     
  12. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    That actually made me laugh out loud, thank you for that!

    OP, I did the same thing... I got it repaired for like $500 bucks from an Apple-authorized retailer who sent it to Apple to get fixed (I know, confusing) They had to replace a ton. It sucked. I now don't let myself drink anywhere near my computer. My friends think I'm over-paranoid, but honestly... $500... And two weeks without a computer.
     
  13. still in school macrumors 6502

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    whew.. good thing there's Best Buy accidental insurance.;)
     
  14. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    open the MBA and bury it in rice for a day or two..
     
  15. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    I'd call my home insurance company and pay them $200 to replace it.
     
  16. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

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    You spilled yours and too embarrassed to admit it?:confused:
     
  17. blueroom macrumors 603

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  18. Shoey Peachew macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I would drive all the way to Death Valley and try to "Air" it out. :apple:
     
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

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    That happened to me a few weeks ago. Fortunately, Apple waived the repair charge, but it would have been a $755 repair to replace the logic board. Accidental damage insurance isn't a bad idea.
     

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