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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:11 AM

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


it all depends on how long it was exposed to water and whether or not you pulled the battery and AC power the moment the water hit it...

but which Apple laptop do you have? Model/screen size

a fan will help, but if you have a jar of rice and a big plastic bag, it might help speed the drying process
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:05 AM

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


The first thing you should do after such an accident (and I realize you're getting this advice too late) is to unplug the laptop and remove the battery. Then open the laptop and leave it turned upside-down for a few hours. That way, the water has a chance to drain out.

If it doesn't work after that, try Crazy's rice trick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to send it into the shop for repairs.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:01 PM

I've left an iPod nano that went through a washing machine (fortunately not the dryer) in a container of dry rice for a few weeks, after that it was completely fine and functional (a few scratches on the case though). Disassemble your laptop as much as you can, perhaps soaking in dry rice will help.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:11 AM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 12 October 2010 - 04:01 PM, said:

I've left an iPod nano that went through a washing machine (fortunately not the dryer) in a container of dry rice for a few weeks, after that it was completely fine and functional (a few scratches on the case though). Disassemble your laptop as much as you can, perhaps soaking in dry rice will help.


Just take it out before you cook the rice. Posted Image

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:07 PM

View PostLincolnSpector, on 14 October 2010 - 08:11 AM, said:

View PostLiveBrianD, on 12 October 2010 - 04:01 PM, said:

I've left an iPod nano that went through a washing machine (fortunately not the dryer) in a container of dry rice for a few weeks, after that it was completely fine and functional (a few scratches on the case though). Disassemble your laptop as much as you can, perhaps soaking in dry rice will help.


Just take it out before you cook the rice. Posted Image

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Yeah don't worry I did!

I can imagine it now: dinner: Chicken, Rice, and iPod???? :D lol

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:21 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 15 October 2010 - 05:07 PM, said:

I can imagine it now: dinner: Chicken, Rice, and iPod???? :D lol


Note to self- proofread this thread on laptop after reading on iPhone, I could have sworn you all were talking about Dry Ice, it wasn't making much sense because it would freeze/damage the screen at -100 deg F, and dry ice only lasts a few days in a home cooler...

My friday goofy moment, I hope you have a fun fall weekend! =)
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 07:32 AM

View PostLincolnSpector, on 12 October 2010 - 08:05 AM, said:

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


The first thing you should do after such an accident (and I realize you're getting this advice too late) is to unplug the laptop and remove the battery. Then open the laptop and leave it turned upside-down for a few hours. That way, the water has a chance to drain out.

If it doesn't work after that, try Crazy's rice trick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to send it into the shop for repairs.

Lincoln



use the dry rice definitely. One time our roof caved in because of too much snow and my desktop computer was covered in snow. I put it in dry rice and it's fine now.
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:42 PM

LOL are you serious? your roof caved in, put snow on your desktop computer, and dry rice saved it?? Man, that sounds pretty funny...yet heroic at the same time
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:37 PM

View Postwindowsrock, on 16 November 2010 - 07:32 AM, said:

View PostLincolnSpector, on 12 October 2010 - 08:05 AM, said:

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


The first thing you should do after such an accident (and I realize you're getting this advice too late) is to unplug the laptop and remove the battery. Then open the laptop and leave it turned upside-down for a few hours. That way, the water has a chance to drain out.

If it doesn't work after that, try Crazy's rice trick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to send it into the shop for repairs.

Lincoln



use the dry rice definitely. One time our roof caved in because of too much snow and my desktop computer was covered in snow. I put it in dry rice and it's fine now.


Hey, desktops can at least be disassembled a lot more than laptops. Be glad it was just water. Not, say, coffee. I actually managed to spill milk on my desk (2 monitors, and the PC tower is on the desk) and amazingly all that happened was I got a little liquid in my monitor's integrated speaker grill (still a few white spots now, I can't clean it out). The keyboard was completely unharmed.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 17 November 2010 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Postwindowsrock, on 16 November 2010 - 07:32 AM, said:

View PostLincolnSpector, on 12 October 2010 - 08:05 AM, said:

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


The first thing you should do after such an accident (and I realize you're getting this advice too late) is to unplug the laptop and remove the battery. Then open the laptop and leave it turned upside-down for a few hours. That way, the water has a chance to drain out.

If it doesn't work after that, try Crazy's rice trick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to send it into the shop for repairs.

Lincoln



use the dry rice definitely. One time our roof caved in because of too much snow and my desktop computer was covered in snow. I put it in dry rice and it's fine now.


Hey, desktops can at least be disassembled a lot more than laptops. Be glad it was just water. Not, say, coffee. I actually managed to spill milk on my desk (2 monitors, and the PC tower is on the desk) and amazingly all that happened was I got a little liquid in my monitor's integrated speaker grill (still a few white spots now, I can't clean it out). The keyboard was completely unharmed.

Hope your monitor came in black, the white spots would be a stylish addition.
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 05:09 PM

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?



Hopefully the water did not damage the mobo. If the motherboard is severely damaged than replacement would be pointless. Techs would probably charge you an arm, a leg, an iphone, and a neck. A laptop replacement would probably be in order. After drying you will most likely know if the mobo is damaged. Best of luck
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 01:47 PM

View PostHoop, on 17 November 2010 - 04:10 PM, said:

View PostLiveBrianD, on 17 November 2010 - 03:37 PM, said:

View Postwindowsrock, on 16 November 2010 - 07:32 AM, said:

View PostLincolnSpector, on 12 October 2010 - 08:05 AM, said:

View Postltamibrad1, on 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM, said:

Spilled water on Apple Laptop today. Help took back off and turned a fan on it. HELP is it a ruined any suggestions?


The first thing you should do after such an accident (and I realize you're getting this advice too late) is to unplug the laptop and remove the battery. Then open the laptop and leave it turned upside-down for a few hours. That way, the water has a chance to drain out.

If it doesn't work after that, try Crazy's rice trick.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to send it into the shop for repairs.

Lincoln



use the dry rice definitely. One time our roof caved in because of too much snow and my desktop computer was covered in snow. I put it in dry rice and it's fine now.


Hey, desktops can at least be disassembled a lot more than laptops. Be glad it was just water. Not, say, coffee. I actually managed to spill milk on my desk (2 monitors, and the PC tower is on the desk) and amazingly all that happened was I got a little liquid in my monitor's integrated speaker grill (still a few white spots now, I can't clean it out). The keyboard was completely unharmed.

Hope your monitor came in black, the white spots would be a stylish addition.


Yeah both of my monitors are black. Also, my PC case is gray, black speakers, black external hard disk... I do have a white CD drive (along with a black DVD burner) in the PC though. The spots are hardly noticable though, it's pretty small.
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