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Water damage on my MacBook.

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CarolineRachel226 Calculating status...
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Aug 2, 2013 6:55 AM

My friend spilt very little water on my MacBook. I didn't think anything of it and she wiped it off. When I went to use it, it made really weird noises and was black. I put it in a box of rice for a week and now it turns on while the fan goes really fast and the screen is black. If it's not plugged up to the charger, it turns on and cuts off, then turns off and cuts off. This happened to a friend of mine and she kept hers in rice for 2 weeks. What else can I do? HELP!

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  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Aug 2, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to CarolineRachel226)

    Take it into an Apple store or an Apple authorized repair center (you can find them on the Apple web site) for an evaluation.

     

    This is really not something you can trouble shoot yourself as you almost certainly have internal damage from electrical shorting of one or more components.  You need a professional service tech to evaluate it for you and give you an estimate on repairs.  Apple will provide the evaluation and estimate free of charge, and you can then decide if you want to pay for repairs or just replace the damaged machine with a new one.

     

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but be prepared that the cost of repair may be very high.

     

    If you ultimately decide to have a go at repairing it yourself, look to places like http://www.ifixit.com for some help, parts lists and prices, and repair guides.

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