5883 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2007 8:50 AM by red67
First action as soon as liquid hits computer or keyboard is disconnect ALL POWER, this means pull the power cord and dismount the battery immediately, don't do any shutdown stuff - you want no power when there has been liquid.
two: if it is simply water, try this and hope: put a number of layers of absorbent paper towels between the keyboard and the screen, turn the computer over to try to keep the liquid from further entering the computer. Pull out any damp paper towels and replace with dry ones until you are not pulling any moisture out manually.
DON'T add power back to computer until it has had sufficient time to dry by evaporation.
this only works with plain water. If you have spilled coffee or anything with sugar or milk, or any other substance ... get help but try to absorb moisture first.
Do I know if this works? Yes. Will it void your warranty if you tell Apple it happened... probably yes.
Message was edited by: Rhyd
Most people don't realize but your home owners insurance usually has coverage on electronic data processing equipment (or a laptop in English). It covers all types of perils from theft to Kool-Aid on the keyboard. Anybody who has a lot of nice electronic equipment should have this type of coverage. Most people do and just don't know it.
I'm just saying that if all else fails and it has to be replaced or repaired you might only be out a little (depending on your deductible) rather than 2K for a new MacBook.
Just a thought.