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    Oct 31, 2009
    Spilled 3 tablespoons of water on macbook. Now it will power on, but not boot up.
    So I accidently spilled a small amount of water on my macbook... slightly salted water, if it is relevant... And it turned off immediately. I took the battery out, unplugged it, and put it upside down so it could drain. A couple minutes later, I took it apart, and dried the internal parts as well as I could. The water came all the way down to the battery. The battery still works, and when I try to power it on, the screen flashes, I can hear the CD drive just like its about to boot up, but nothing. And the sleep light comes on and stays on. Any ideas of what I could check, or if this might be saveable? Thanks so much

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    Where did you spill the water, internally or externally?
    How long did you let it sit and dry?
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    Oct 31, 2009
    It spilled on the keyboard and on the screen, but it instantly seeped all the way down to the battery, which was wet, but still works. I figured such a small amount of water would be gone in a couple hours. It is still drying now, and it has been about 7 hours.

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    Put it somewhere warm with as much of it open as possible, to hopefully dry out via evaporation.
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