Water got splashed on MacBook Air now 1/6th of screen fuzzy

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by accorn, May 9, 2013.

  1. accorn macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
    My MacBook Air got splashed with some water and now part of the screen is fuzzy on the left side, this just happened and I have shut it off and plan on it staying off for a couple days but nothing else seems affected.

    I have AppleCare but don't think they would cover this- what should I do?
  2. SMDBill macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2013
    Leave turned off. Put into container (like a storage bin) with some dessicant if you can find some at a local store (absorbs moisture from the air). Just make sure the dessicant does not actually come into contact with the computer. It'll just absorb any moisture that may reside in the laptop as it evaporates into the air.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Use rice. Easier to find.
  4. rknell macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2013
    Did it help??????!!!


    Just had exactly the same thing happen to mine, was using it while cooking and a drip of water landed on the screen, now its fuzzy down the left hand side.

    Did anything you try work????
  5. sumirantandon macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2014

    Hey guys,
    Same just happened with my screen. When I adjusted the screen angle, it went away. Flickering coloured lines on right side of my screen.

    HELP! I am freaking out. I don't have it on warranty. More than that my Mac Air is my work life.
  6. rknell macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2013
    Hi Mate,

    I'm sad to say, my problem got worse as time wen't along. I tried everything from switching it off for two weeks, leaving rice on the keyboard to try and remove any moisture etc.

    In your case though it might be a little bit different, if adjusting the screen angle actually helps (its not just luck/coincidence) then you probably have a dodgy connection which might be a lot more fixable by a competent IT repair person. Or if you are game, I would look up a screen replacement manual on youtube / iFixIT and just follow the steps to see if something is loose.

    Sorry about the bad news.
  7. sumirantandon macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2014
    I'm sorry your problem worsened :(

    It's happening again and again while I'm replying to you even now. Can feel my heart beating in my mouth. I'd be grateful if you could look up something on iFixIT, maybe I can try mending it. If we aren't able to find something feasible then I will try taking it to some IT proff. here.

    Thanks for your assistance. Much appreciated.

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