Post # 1
Just whining. . . I spilled a couple tablespoons of water over my laptop’s keyboard today. Immediately turned it off, unplugged it, turned it upside down, and then struggled for 1/2 hr unscrewing the tiny screws that hold the bottom on. I got the bottom plate off and set it on a counter upside down to dry. It’s a Mac so you can’t take the battery out. . . so I left that in there, and called the local computer store. . . I’m taking it there in the AM so they can have a look, and hopefully do their best to avert any damage.
I am SUCH an IDIOT. WHY did I have my water bottle in close proximity to my very expensive computer. ARGH. I cannot afford another computer right now!! I’m still paying this one off (got it in June). I HOPE it comes out OK!
Blahhhhhhhhhhh thank god I don’t have much homework to do that requires using a computer right now– this is all I need in my first month in grad school!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Hope it ends better for you than it did for me (granted, I dumped about 15oz on mine…) I was happy enough to get most of my files back, including my 47 page thesis paper!
Unfortunately I did have to buy a new computer, and I also invested in an off site file backup system!!!
Post # 4
Oh no! I know how you feel. 🙁 I spilled at least a cup of water on my Mac a few months ago. It shut itself off immediately and I (stupidly) turned the computer from side to side trying to get more out because I could hear water sloshing inside. I tried turning it back on (another bad move! don’t ever do this!!) and could not get it to work. I heard the motor running but never saw anything happen. So I turned it upside down and went straight to the store to buy the biggest bag of rice (15lbs!) I could find. I put poured rice into a plastic bin, put the laptop in there and closed the lid….for 3 days! I checked the rice for moisture and rotated the laptop a couple times. By the third day, I removed the screws to look at the bottom and still found water. I also saw water damage at four different places. : / I dried it out with paper towel, crossed my fingers and tried to turn it on. It worked! I’m still using it without any problems. My computer will be 3 years old next month and I was not prepared to purchase a new one. Thankfully, the rice seemed to work! Good luck!
Post # 5
Yikes! My sister did this and just let it dry out for a day or two before turning it on. It was ok!
Post # 6
@Creiddylad: Do you have the apple care? I don’t think they cover situation like those. But sometimes they are super awesome and do it anyway! I hope they do good luck! I used to have a macbook but for some reason it would turn off, so I went and after many attempts of them trying to fix it, they finally gave up and gave me a macbook pro 🙂 Crossing my fingers for you!
Post # 7
Update: my computer is fine! After an $85 visit to the local Apple store where they took its innards apart and let them dry out. I have to wonder if it would have been OK even if I didn’t take it to them. . . but I am SO glad it is OK! I got a keyboard protector, so hopefully if the same thing ever happens again, water won’t get into the computer’s innards.
Post # 8
Glad your computer is ok!