(Closed) I got water on my laptop! AAAAGH!!

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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 # 8
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Glad your computer is ok!

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