3 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2012 4:50 PM by steve359
Raphaël de Labarthe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Due to a domestic incident, some water have dropped on my iMac.

I wasn't there, I don't know then what happened exactly.


What I know is that there were some water drops in the upper vent of the computer.

And when I introduced a tissue in this vent, I wiped a little bit of water.

There were also some drops of waters on the lower body of the computer, but I didn't notice anything in the plugs.


I haven't tried yet to start my computer.

What can I expect?

Is the iMac somehow protected against low runoff?

Is there a way to check that no water spread in the computer?

Is there a way to dry this water?


Thank you in advance for your answers although I'm not really optimistic.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,330 points)

    To start .. good choice to not start it.  You should only start it or even have it hooked up to power after someone at Genius Bar gives an all clear.


    You did not say if anyone reported pops or fizzles  or if the unit was running and shut itself down.


    If you are close to a Genius Bar, I would have them perform checks and let *them* open the unit.

  • Raphaël de Labarthe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you for your answer.

    The computer was off when it was watered.

    I was not reported any abnormal noise.

    Where I live in China, there's no Genius Bar available, but in Hong Kong... behind a border!

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,330 points)

    Not sure what to say about having it verified.


    I wish I knew of "service options" in China.


    But although "posting twice" is discouraged, posting something new titled "Where to get iMac verified by Apple-certified people in China?" is I think reasonable because it will get the right attention due to the title.