Water in Screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nomih3, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. nomih3 macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday, i did the dumbest thing is the world by somehow managing to have a coughing fit while drinking tea infront of my laptop. I laid the screen in rice for 36hrs, which helped a little. But didnt fully fix the problem. The laptop is working fine, as you can see, i just have a 'birthmark' of sorts across the screen. Should i put it back in for longer or will it make no difference?
    I was (Keyword being WAS) planning on selling it soon as i pick up my new Macbook Pro next week, but guess ill be keeping it now as a backup/downloader computer!

    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks.
     

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  2. slomo86 macrumors member

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    If you have any of those packets (desicant) that come in shoes and what not, try using them. You might even be able to pick desicant packs at a local hardware store. I work on out door telephone cable and we use those when there is water in a splice case and they work great... I have had thise same mis hap myself and used them, worked like a charm. But the ones we have are about 10x the size of the ones that come in shoes.
     
  3. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Dismantle the screen and clean it. iFixit has disassembly instructions.
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    That wont work unless he fancies taking apart the LCD panel itself.
     
  5. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    That's not that difficult once it's detached. The real trick is putting it back the way it was. <g>
     

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