water is spilled straight into the back of the MacBook (fan)
Ok so long story short, i woke up and a glass of water was there so i either let the glass break or spill it into my computer and my bed. It was a full tall glass of water btw... im so stupid.
I've let it dried for almost 2 weeks, one week inside rice. Im very positive that all the moisture and liquid is gone. It still doesn't turn on. The little button on the battery side doesn't work either but when i plug in the power cord the side thing lights up but the computer is still not turning on.
I don't know what to do. Someone help me.... It hasn't even been a month yet since i got this computer.
OK, you did something dumb. Welcome to the club. We've all run across these things...especi
Anyway, enough reminiscing. Here's the scoop...you may be s-o-l, but only maybe. It was good that you packed it in rice, but unless you took it apart there is probably moisture still hanging around. And even if it has dried up there may be hard water deposits left behind that form unique and unusual circuits. Here's the general procedure for anyone who has spilled anything on their laptop...you may have done any or all of these and good on ya if so:
1) As soon as you notice the spill immediately disconnect the power cord, remove the battery. Open the laptop halfway and turn it over...like a tent...on a dry cloth. leave it there for a couple of days. Any leftover water should drain out the front edge of the keyboard...hope
2) Test the laptop with the power cord ONLY. If it boots up then check it out and immediately copy all data to another external drive. If it fails to boot then you'll have to take it apart. ifixit has lots of good take apart procedures. Your main goal here is to remove and test the hard drive in another machine...and if possible copy all data off onto an external drive.
3) Once your data is secure you can try a few things, but they aren't for the faint of heart. Check out all components visually...espe
4) After several days in water you can remove the parts, dry them off and hang them in front of one of those electric fans. Let them air dry for another few days and then re-assemble your laptop. You can test it with the power supply even without the hard drive and optical drive in place if you wish. They won't likely boot up, but if you get a start up bong you'll know that something is alive.
5) if you get it back together and nothing happens then its up to you whether its worth taking it in to be repaired. You time and money may be better spent on a new laptop...sorry.
And a final warning to anyone in this situation...spe