Water on bottom of macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TommyFiz, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. TommyFiz macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    Sometime during the night last night someone had my macbook, and ended up setting it in water or some sort of spilled drink? I'm assuming it didn't get turned off right away, and probably shut itself off as when I woke up it was just sitting there turned off. I'm going to wait to turn it on, but is there any hope? I took the battery out, and the area where the battery sits had plenty of water in it, as well as the whole bottom of the mac.
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Yikes, the water inside is definitely not a good sign.

    Dry it off as much as you can, then dry it again. Then, let it air dry for as long as possible -- a couple of days for sure. DO NOT turn it on until you're certain it's dry inside.

    Good luck!
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    The way you describe it (water inside the actual battery compartment), I would keep it turned off for a week and then pray.
  4. SimD macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2008
    Once it's dry, don't forget to crucify your buddy.
  5. g4cubed macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2004
    Sorry to hear, :( but I was wondering if by turning it upside down to take the battery out, if you didn't spread the water farther into it. Definitely leave it sit for a week or better.

    Good luck.
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley

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