Macbook Water


  • Next: Cal - Thurs 3/2 - 9pm - ESPNU TV
    • #22780
      Profile photo of Tony
      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Bought a new Macbook Air for bride of admin back on 12/4.  Early xmas gift.  Today it wouldn’t turn on.  Went through all the steps and finally came to giving it a shake to reset the drop sensor.  At that point water poured out of it.  

      It’s a Macbook Water.

      Opened it up, dried it out with tissues, and have it sitting opened on some building blocks over the heat vent.  Maybe it will dry out and work later.

    • #22781
      2
      Profile photo of jamarcus24
      jamarcus24
      Ute Fan
      @jamarcus24

      To steal a UF.N addage: put it in a bowl of rice.

      • #22783
        1
        Profile photo of hnoseguard
        hnoseguard
        Ute Fan
        @hnoseguard

        It’s actually not a bad idea. The rice will absorb the water and definitely help. If the computer was powered off when the spill occurred, it has a high rate of success. If the computer had power and was running when the spill occurred, there’s still a chance to save it.

        • #22785
          12
          Profile photo of PlainsUte
          PlainsUte
          Ute Fan
          @plainsute

          Your MacBook’s water broke?   New Ipad on the way?

        • #22813
          Profile photo of Tacoma Ute
          Tacoma Ute
          Ute Fan
          @tacomaute

          I can attest to that. I got my iPhone wet a couple days ago. I thought it was toast. The rice saved it although some features don’t work well anymore.

    • #22812
      Profile photo of uteman12
      uteman12
      Ute Fan
      @uteman12

      Did you buy Apple Care by chance? I believe Apple Care covers incidental.

    • #22815
      Profile photo of Tony
      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Well I opened it up and got as much water out as I could. Then I left it open and put it on top of the heat vent. About 6 hours later it started up and is working fine. Whew.

      • #22818
        Profile photo of Daedalus
        Daedalus
        Ute Fan
        @daedalus

        My experience (admittedly with non-Apple products) is that laptops are more resilient to water spills than phones.  The rice trick sometimes helps the phone, but the residue and corrosion usually shortens their lives.

    BACK TO TOP

    You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

    Ute Fan Board Forums General Topics Misc Macbook Water

    This topic contains 7 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Daedalus Daedalus 1 month, 2 weeks ago.