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Hi. I spilled water on my laptop a week ago and the first thing I did was to wipe off all the water and use a hairdryer ( just air, no heat) to dry then. Then I tried to turn it back on, it seems fine. After a few minutes a folder with a blinking question mark appeared. I shutted it down and use rice to absorb the moisture. After 3 days, it worked everything is fine all buttons every app sound light everything is fine. However, IT ONLY WORKS ON BATTERY AND NOT CHARGER. Tried charging it, there was no green/orange light on the charger. Went to Apple they quoted me £800 for flash storage, board logic, board I/O and cable I/O. Do I necessarily need to fix all those parts?

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You may sadly. What they did is noted the areas the wetness had gotten. Apple has liquid damage markers inside and using these is likely how they estimated what needs replacing.

Liquid damage is always tough as you never know what parts while looking OK maybe in fact damaged.

While you did your best here to try to save your system you needed to go deeper. Next time shutdown the system and remove the battery ASAP.

Don't use rice it really doesn't help with a spill. Opening the system and pat drying any visible liquid then using can'ed air to push the remaining wetness away it the right way here. The faster you remove the wetness the better.

Now the tricky part! Straight water is easy but if you had tea, coffee, soda or JB on the rocks ;-} these need more TLC. They all have other stuff like salts, sugars & acids. If not removed they will over time damage your system. This is were you need to give your systems parts a bath to wash away the other stuff. After taking the system apart you need to use distilled water and a good quality Isopropyl alcohol to wash the parts down and then dry them. If you can't do this right away then you want to keep the system as cool as you can (but above freezing) to slow down the damage until you can get it serviced.

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