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Title:

MacBook won't turn on, how do I recover memory/data?

Text:

Basically, I fell asleep with my laptop on and my three year old brother took the opportunity to pour about two water bottles onto it. It was like that for about 45 minutes. I took the battery out and turned it upside down, leaving it like that for a week. I tried to turn it on, but nothing happened. Once the little white light turned on for a split second but that's it. My mom finally took it to the Apple store the other day and they said it would cost $800. Right now I really only need to get my documents off there (all data would be great). Should I do it myself, or take it to another place which will hopefully have lower prices? Is there even a chance of getting my stuff of there or is everything most likely fried?

Device:

MacBook

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

14391

Edit by: Brett Hartt ,

Title:

MacBook won't turn on, how do I recover memory/data?

Text:

Basically, I fell asleep with my laptop on and my three year old brother took the opportunity to pour about two water bottles onto it. It was like that for about 45 minutes. I took the battery out and turned it upside down, leaving it like that for a week. I tried to turn it on, but nothing happened. Once the little white light turned on for a split second but that's it. My mom finally took it to the Apple store the other day and they said it would cost $800. Right now I really only need to get my documents off there (all data would be great). Should I do it myself, or take it to another place which will hopefully have lower prices? Is there even a chance of getting my stuff of there or is everything most likely fried?

Device:

White MacBookMacBook
White MacBookMacBook

Status:

open

Original post by: Laurie ,

Title:

MacBook won't turn on, how do I recover memory/data?

Text:

Basically, I fell asleep with my laptop on and my three year old brother took the opportunity to pour about two water bottles onto it. It was like that for about 45 minutes. I took the battery out and turned it upside down, leaving it like that for a week. I tried to turn it on, but nothing happened. Once the little white light turned on for a split second but that's it. My mom finally took it to the Apple store the other day and they said it would cost $800. Right now I really only need to get my documents off there (all data would be great). Should I do it myself, or take it to another place which will hopefully have lower prices? Is there even a chance of getting my stuff of there or is everything most likely fried?

Device:

White MacBook

Status:

open