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Macbook - ugh, someone spilled water all over my macbook!


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Hey everyone, I'm new here. Thursday night somebody spilled water all over my macbook, and never told me about it . After using it later in the night I went to bed and then woke up to it not turning on anymore. Much to my enjoyment, i picked it up and there was lots of water underneath it. Now I have been letting it dry for a few days until i take it into the apple storeon monday.

My question is do you think apple care will cover the damages? Do they put those humidity indicators inside macbooks? and if not do you think they will be able to tell it was water? I'm am very upset that this hapened and nobody has fessed up to it. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any help.
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I have never heard of the Humidity Indicators in MacBooks. You actually might get lucky since water doesn't leave a mark when it dries up, unlike Wine or Soda.

But I am not 100% sure.

Sorry to hear about that unfortunate event though. And Welcome to the Forums
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I say: Just tell them it stoped working :s I'm not a liar or anything, but sometimes life is so unfair to us...
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Thank you guys so much, you know if I had done the damage i wouldn't be so upset about it.'t turn on ink i'll just tell them that I woke up and it didn't turn on. I really hate doing this to them but i honestly can't afford to pay for someone else's mistake. Anyone else have any good advice?
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Hate to be a party pooper but they can almost always tell when its water damage. Best of luck to you though.
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I agree, they will almost always be able to know it was water or liquid damage. And no, AppleCare does not cover that.

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Keep us posted on what happens.
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I have never heard of the Humidity Indicators in MacBooks. You actually might get lucky since water doesn't leave a mark when it dries up, unlike Wine or Soda.

But I am not 100% sure.

Sorry to hear about that unfortunate event though. And Welcome to the Forums
That's false. Unless it was 100% distilled water (which it probably wasn't), it leaves minerals behind and can cause corrosion. That's why if you drop electronics in salt water, they're pretty much garanteed to become a paper weight.

Granted, tap water isn't nearly as bad, but some tap water is disgusting. I worked at sears for a while and one of the things we did was water testing for the water softeners and you see all kinds of stuff in tap water like lime and rust and when it dries, it's not pretty.

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That's false. Unless it was 100% distilled water (which it probably wasn't), it leaves minerals behind and can cause corrosion. That's why if you drop electronics in salt water, they're pretty much garanteed to become a paper weight.

Granted, tap water isn't nearly as bad, but some tap water is disgusting. I worked at sears for a while and one of the things we did was water testing for the water softeners and you see all kinds of stuff in tap water like lime and rust and when it dries, it's not pretty.
I only drink filtered.
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same, good old Brita
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That's false. Unless it was 100% distilled water (which it probably wasn't), it leaves minerals behind and can cause corrosion. That's why if you drop electronics in salt water, they're pretty much garanteed to become a paper weight.
Make sure to avoid all salt water / oceans when handling my new Mac Book. CHECK
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I wonder if this guy who spilled water on your Mac could possibly be the same one that went to the bath..................no on second thought - never mind - too much of a coincidence............
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try burning your house down with your macbook inside it, they will replace it then! if water damage isn't covered, fire damage certainly is!

oh, and whoever threw water on your macbook...how about you beat his legs out with a bat? it always helps. or take his family for ransom until he gets you a new macbook.


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try burning your house down with your macbook inside it, they will replace it then! if water damage isn't covered, fire damage certainly is!

oh, and whoever threw water on your macbook...how about you beat his legs out with a bat? it always helps. or take his family for ransom until he gets you a new macbook.
Well we know who may have the issues in this forum. But I agree with finding the person responsible for that and making them pay (financially).
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All acts of fraud and physical violence aside, do not try to turn it on.
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Crack it open as far as you feel comfortable. Put it in a warm place, with a fan and let it sit for a good couple of days.
Best of luck!
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