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Daughter just spilled half a cup of water on the laptop. Wiped it up quickly, but it shut down. There is no external battery to remove. Getting conflicting suggestions about what to do. For example: if I place in a bag of rice, do I turn the laptop upside down? Or is rice bad for it? How long do I leave off before trying to turn on again? Should I take to Apple store right away? Appreciate the help.

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Sorry to hear of the spill. Please read through our Sticky Post at the top of this same forum. It's a long thread but it should give you some idea of what to do and what to look for in the future. Basically, however, water damage is usually done very fast especially if the machine was on when the spill occurred. Taking it to Apple will result in them telling you that it will need major expensive repairs. As you know, water damage is not covered by the warranty.
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In answer to the PM you just sent....

The Sticky Post I referred you to is at the top of this forum - the one you posted in. It should be the first item at the top.
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For what it is worth, a ny chance your household insurance may cover the damage? ApppleCare does not cover spills which are often fatal to the logic board.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Read your sticky post. I've removed the back cover, dabbed off the drops of water with cotton swabs. Will it help to keep the laptop upside and open and have my cool air fan blow it dry?
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Daughter just spilled half a cup of water on the laptop. Wiped it up quickly, but it shut down.
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Read your sticky post. I've removed the back cover, dabbed off the drops of water with cotton swabs. Will it help to keep the laptop upside and open and have my cool air fan blow it dry?
When liquids are spilt on laptops...the damage occurs in milliseconds. No human alive can react fast enough to prevent damage. So cross all your fingers and toes for good luck...even then...hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!

Anything you can do to enhance the evaporation of the liquid may help...but still keep in mind...that the irreparable damage may/probably has already occurred.

Many of these stories are also in the sticky.

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All I can say is good luck, did the same thing to the first NEC I brought and it was dead within milliseconds, my insurance replaced it.
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