Water damaged rMBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by roharia, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. roharia macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2012
    This is my nightmare right now, spilled water on mine a day ago and tried to dry it out. It turned on and everything worked EXCEPT the charging. If I plug it in it says "plugged in not charging" I took it to the apple store to see if they could help. They told me $1,200 and I literally fainted. That is the first time in my life and they called the EMT, I had a friend with me so they let me go home. It was AWFUL. I'm sitting here trying to dry it out more in hopes that by some slim chance it starts to work. I have Apple care but that does not cover water damage unfortunately. I thought about getting the screwdrivers and opening it up to dry it out more effectively. I don't think there's much else I can do and I almost want to cry right now. I know this is my fault. Is there anything I missed that I could do guys? Please spare calling me an idiot, I know.
    Thank you
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well turning it on was probably a bad idea. That's a moot point.

    The fact that turns on is probably a good sign, but if doesn't say it's charging, means somethings wrong with the battery or the connection. Unfortunately the rMBP isn't really serviceable by us regular folk, which means unfortunately you probably have to go through Apple for this repair.

    If you are patient, perhaps disassemble the entire computer, put every part in a bag of rice separately and then wait a week before putting things back together.

    When did you buy this computer? How did you pay? If you paid with a credit card, some cards offer accidental protection for the first 90 days or something. You could check with that.
  3. Asherpotter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    They had to call an EMT and still wouldn't do anything for you? Really?
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    He did say he spilled water on the computer. What did you expect Apple to do?

  5. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    No kidding - where is the love!
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Hopefully you paid with a credit card that offers some sort of protection. You may also check into your homeowner's insurance.
  7. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    If I were you I would just head to another Apple store and state the issue of a battery port unable to charge. Its technically not "lying," you are just leaving out specific information. The more Apple doesn't know the better. However, it is up to you on whether you want to choose this route because it is possible that they may remove the bottom case to immediately see the damage.
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    in other words... cheat.

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