Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
Turn it off.
Kepp it turned off.
Kepp it unplugged.
Take it in for evaluation as only an expert looking at it wil know the extend of the damage.
Same advice given always and will continue until notebokks change dramatically.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
At the present time you have a non-functioning MBP and thinking about installing a SSD in it is premature. What you might do is take out the Hard Disk Drive and see if you can salvage the data. In order to do so you will need a #00 Phillips and a #6 Torx drivers (any good hardware store will have them) and an enclosure for the HDD.
To remove the battery requires a #0 Triwing driver and that is not easy to find. But you may be able to disconnect the battery by disengaging the plug.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
I've spilt water on my macbook pro as well, so i know what you're going through. i'd advise you do what everyone else here has stated and wait a few days to let ALL the water drain out and take it in for analysis. make sure you keep it in a nice cool area until you go to the Apple Store, and if possible to put it in a nice cool area (such as a bag full of rice) for a couple days.
best of luck to you, and i hope you are able to get back to using your shiny mac =^D
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 3:31 AM (in response to steve359)
Thanks all. I guess what I really want to know us if I should turn the computer on first or take it in to Apple. I'm not really worried about loss of data, as the computer was backed up within the last week. If there is water damage, is there anything Apple can do to save the computer?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
Okay, back from the Apple Store. The computer is actually working fine, but only when plugged in. Apparently this means there is a problem with either the logicboard or the battery. Since Apple doesn't do water damage repairs in-store, I'm going to take it to an authorized repair center next week to figure out the problem. Could end up costing me $100 (battery) or $400 (logicboard). Either one better than paying for a new computer, and the guy said it's fine to use for the weekend!
Thanks for your help. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 3:27 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
good luck =^)
hmm, you have a point about that. When I spilt water on my macbook, the research I did said to put it into a bag of rice and closed up. However, i left it in my basement tilted on it's side to drain out and avoid the logicboard.
edit: corrected a typo
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
Okay, so 6 days and $682 later....
I have a working Macbook again. Luckily it was only the battery, not the logicboard - but it was also the trackpad and a few keys. The repair place replaced the battery, the top case, and the trackpad (plus labor). Overall, it was a very expensive accident and not one I'm looking to repeat. Though I'm still thinking of replacing the hard drive - I've gotten spoiled the past week using my school computers, which are really fast. I did upgrade my RAM to 8gb (why didn't I do that three years ago?).
Thanks to everyone for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to blueeyes20)
Glad things worked out well ... enough. Some people choose yo use extenral keyboard and trackpad most of the time to save wear-and-tear AND make the cheaper external the target. But you can choose.