Would my Macbook get water damage if I took it into the shower with me?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Would my Macbook get water damage if I took it into the shower with me?

    Now what I mean is would the water damage sensors go off if I left my Macbook sitting on the floor while I have a shower? Would the steam set them off?
     
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  3. Sir Lorad macrumors member

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    That´s what I call a Mac Lover. :D

    What the f@%$ will you need the mac with you while you are taking a shower? :confused:
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't risk it. I don't think anyone would tell you that the 3M liquid submersion indicators that Apple uses are 100% accurate.
     
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    The World might be about to end, and if he knew he could save on soap.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Video iChat? :D

    or saving soap... :D :D

    Seems like most folks just want to listen to music.
     
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  8. talmy macrumors 601

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    I destroyed a Macbook by spritzing some water on it to help clean it with a towel. Cost me nearly $400 to get the motherboard fixed and I replaced the keyboard myself. Apple wanted $1200, which is more than it cost when new!

    I wouldn't even brush my teeth with the Macbook nearby!
     
  9. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Depends on how much steam your shower creates. For showers like power showers, they generate more steam usually so I wouldn't risk it.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If I took all the faces and all the palms of all the people in North America, it wouldn't be enough.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You clearly have never showered.
     
  12. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    I know this was a troll thread, but I couldn't resist reading beyond the topic.
     
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  14. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No. For water damage to set in, and for water sensors to activate, it would require moisture. To have moisture, you would need water. Last time I checked, people do not shower with water. People shower with dihydrogen monoxide.
     
  15. tpg macrumors regular

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    Assuming that the MacBook isn't actually *in* the shower, but is on the other side of the room (that's what you meant, right?), you still run the risk of triggering the sensors and voiding the warranty. IIRC, there was a bit of a fuss a year or 2 ago about the iPhone water tags being overly sensitive, and people losing their warranties incorrectly.

    Whether or not you'll actually cause damage is more debatable. If the room is visibly steamy, then quite possibly. If not, then you might get away with it. The question is, though, why risk it...?
     
  16. LocoStrange macrumors member

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    Apple products are water-proof, dontcha know.
     

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