Water under MacBook Pro screen

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  1. simplynoor macrumors newbie

    simplynoor

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    Hi there, so I got some water under my MacBook Pro. screen

    I had my water bottle in my bag alongside my MacBook Pro that had a case cover on and it was inside a laptop pouch. Somehow my water bottle opened, spilling water at the bottom of my bag which is how the water got to it. Thankfully, no water got near the keyboard or track pad, so there's no internal or technical issues. The screen itself works fine, all visuals are fine. Only issue is water got inbetween the screen so theres the blotch in the bottom left and a faint line across vertically (as seen in photo below).

    I've talked to a few apple certified places for a repair and they have all said I need to replace the screen completely, which would cost $600-1000. The computer is still functions perfectly, all is good technically expect for the physical appearance of the screen. Is there any way I can get rid of the water "blotch" without spending that much? Thanks for reading, please help if you can!

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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  2. chscag macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so unless you wish to have your MacBook Pro screen replaced by other than Apple or an Apple certified repair shop or you can do it yourself. You can look at the procedure to change the screen at www.ifixit.com. Since the screen can not be separated, there's really no way to remove the water. You have to replace the screen if you wish to get rid of the water blotch.
     
  3. simplynoor thread starter macrumors newbie

    simplynoor

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    Thank you for the quick response! I've read on many sites online saying I should leave it shut down and let it air dry for a while. I'm going to check on it next week by turning it back on. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but would it be bad if I continue using it while the blotches are still there?
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    I'm just taking a guess here ..... but I would personally shut it down and let it completely dry. If the water dries from the heat of the display structure, it will probably cause a worst stain on the display vs just letting it evaporate.
     
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  6. DavT macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty much in the same situation as you are in. Do you know if liquid damage is covered by Applecare (i suspect it varies with region)? And may i ask if the price for repair you obtained was applicable under Applecare or without one?

    My MBP is only a few months old. Technically i can still purchase Applecare. Just wanted to know if it makes a difference to the overall cost.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 601

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    In the US, Applecare+ coverd accidental damage. The traditional Applecare does not. But Applecare+ has limited enrollment period of 60 days after purchase.
     
  8. DavT macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the clarification. Applecare+ is out of my reach regardless because i think my region doesn't even offer it. Would there be any difference in price for a screen repair between a standard Applecare (which doesnt cover liquid damage) compared to one that is on limited one year warranty only?
     
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  10. jerryk macrumors 601

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    You should check with Apple on that. My guess since water damage is not covered it is the same either way.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Ummm... one DOES NOT pack a water bottle ANYWHERE near where a computer is packed -- in a backpack, or ANYPLACE else.

    Go forth from this day, and learn -- sadder, but wiser.
     
  12. e2meleng macrumors newbie

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    Hi, how did this end up? Did it eventually dry out?
     
  13. DavT macrumors newbie

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    For me, it did. I had a blotch measuring around 5cm x 5cm and it gradually dried up over a week's time. It was just a case of water being trapped inside and thankfully there wasn't any damage to the screen itself. I hope this comes as a consolation if you are facing this same problem now.
     
  14. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    I had an iPod nano with water stuck under the screen. Huge blotch. I let it sit out for a while and it went away, left no signs of the water.
     
  15. e2meleng macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for the consolation :)
     
  16. e2meleng macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your response
     

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