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    Spilled water on mac!
    I spilled quite a lot of water on my white macbook two days ago, it was on when this happened and turned off by itself a few seconds after the spillage. I quickly wiped the surface clean and took out the battery (the little light on the charger was blinking when I disconnected it). I left it to dry for more than a day and tried to turn it on, but nothing happened! It won't charge either! Which part is damaged for this kind of things to show? Is it gonna get fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce View Post
    I spilled quite a lot of water on my white macbook two days ago, it was on when this happened and turned off by itself a few seconds after the spillage. I quickly wiped the surface clean and took out the battery (the little light on the charger was blinking when I disconnected it). I left it to dry for more than a day and tried to turn it on, but nothing happened! It won't charge either! Which part is damaged for this kind of things to show? Is it gonna get fixed?
    Sorry to say it...but your MacBook sounds like it's done for! We hear of this sort of thing more often than we would like. But just in case...give this a read:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...ow-thread.html

    Good luck,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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    Do not give up on it yet. Once I spilled an entire glass of water on my MacBook and funny thing is, now it works even better than ever.
    Take it into your local apple store there might be something they can do to help.
    Try contacting apple support too. heres their number U.S. iPod, Mac and iPad technical support:
    (800) APL-CARE (800-275-2273)
    they can probably give some help too!

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    @nicecrew

    You were lucky. Spilling anything on your computer while it's running will very likely fry something. Electronic components and water do not mix. I would say that well over 90% of spills wind up damaging the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicecrew View Post
    Do not give up on it yet. Once I spilled an entire glass of water on my MacBook and funny thing is, now it works even better than ever.
    Yes you were lucky...but I don't think that you can say this..."now it works even better than ever."

    ...this implies that your MacBook is running better AFTER you spilled a glass of water on it...and I truly don't think that can happen!

    As far as Apple helping...they're not going to do anything...other than tell you that you need a new $600-$700 logic board!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    If it doesn't end up working, you're better off selling the computer and buying a new / used one.

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    You'd think they'd come up with the spill-proof keyboard by now... Just something to give the Laptop a way to shed the liquid and to give you a chance to shut the power off and yank the battery before it fries. Then again, the more people kill their laptops with liquids, the more money the company makes when you have to go buy a new one.

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    One thing I've known to work for phones is put it in rice and it absorbs the moisture. Not sure what it will do for the Mac but if nothing else I'd give it a try before buying parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
    You'd think they'd come up with the spill-proof keyboard by now... Just something to give the Laptop a way to shed the liquid and to give you a chance to shut the power off and yank the battery before it fries. Then again, the more people kill their laptops with liquids, the more money the company makes when you have to go buy a new one.
    They do have that...it's called a "Toughbook":

    Toughbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    They do have that...it's called a "Toughbook":

    Toughbook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - Nick
    I laughed when I read this:
    Toughbooks have also inadvertently served as bulletproof vests
    That's just awesome. If only my iBook could save me from a hail of gunfire.

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