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Water has gone into the back of the machine

Can you help? My son has spilled a small amount of water that has gone into the back of my machine. The machine was in sleep in mode at the time. It will now not come on and will not take a charge when plugged in. We have taken the battery out and could not find any water. The water must have gone into a different part of the machine. I have a presentation on Monday in Switzerland with all of my work on my Macbook.

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Wont charge

means at the least a dead DC in board or magsafe connector... Osvaldo is correct your data is still on the HD, but you would have to put the HD in an external case and have another Mac to access/use your presentation.

You probably need to visit a genius bar OR a local Mac store/expert for help.

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well if it doesnt work that means that the water mess up something for sure, if you want to save you data take out the hard drive and install it into another computer, aslong that computer is an apple computer here is a video of how to do that and be carefull if a single drop pf water touch the cpu, forget about your computer and get a new one but thaere is alwys options where you can buy a new cpu, but it will be better if you tell us where your son drop the water so we can be sure what that water may damage, give more details

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First thing first, do not attempt to turn the machine on. I would remove the battery and topcase and clean up with alcohol all the visibly wet spots and let the machine sit in a big bag of rice for at least 24 hrs. then attempt to power on. For more suggestions, look in the search menu for "liquid spills" and "water damage". The machine isn't necessarily "dead" yet.

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Click on the repair tab at the top of this page and look up the exact model of your machine and look for the "top-case" guide.


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