MacBook Air :: Excessive Water Damage?

May 7, 2012

My MacBook Air was not starting up so I sent it in for a repair. Just got a call that the logic board is corroded and there is excessive water damage. However, I have never split anything on my laptop nor has anyone else. I carry it around with me all the time. I thought at first it might be damage due to a shock as a dropped it a few months ago and it has a slight dent on a corner.

MacBook Air

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MacBook :: Accidently Dropped A Small Amount Of Water Causes Water Damage?

May 26, 2010

Last night (laptop was unplugged, off but with battery in) I accidently dropped a small amount of water eg like a cap amount on the keyboard/mouse area.I wiped it off & thought nothing if it as it was a small amount.Woke up this morning, tried to switch it on but nothing. I put in the charger cable but still nothing, then I could smell some burning so quickly disconnected charger & battery.

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MacBook Pro :: Way To Figure Out Water Damage?

Dec 11, 2010

I have a Macbook that I was carrying in my backpack in one of those neoprene cases along with my water bottle (silly, I know...but it hasn't ever spilled prior to now!). I walked around for about 5-10 minutes at which point I noticed the bottom of my backpack was wet. I immediately opened it up and found that there was water on the bottom 2 inches of my case. I pulled my computer out and there was sort of a sheen of water on the front and back 2 inches on the side with all the ports. I then wiped it off. The screen came on when I opened it (it had not been off) but I turned it off and now I have it leaning so that if there is any water in the ports it will drain out.

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MacBook :: Would My System Get Water Damage If I Took It Into The Shower With Me

Sep 2, 2010

Would my Macbook get water damage if I took it into the shower with me?Now what I mean is would the water damage sensors go off if I left my Macbook sitting on the floor while I have a shower? Would the steam set them off?

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MacBook Air :: Constant Reboot May Be Water Damage?

Dec 22, 2010

I got out the shower n pressed the pause button to stop the music. While that i notice couple of spot of water around my return button just a little. Nothing happened to the computer after using it for about 1 hours. So i left and came home around 7 hours later, got on the macbook air n then it kept prompting the shutdown menu option screen. From there it would just go to constant reboot. Is this due to water damage at all? or is it just a coincidence. Because my black macbook has had way more water on it before n its perfectly fine.

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MacBook Pro :: Take Apart System To Try To Cure Water Damage

Oct 27, 2009

I drunkenly spill wine on my brand new 15" MacBook Pro and get convinced by my (also drunk) girlfriend to submerge the entire thing in plain white rice in order to magically suck the moisture out.The thing won't charge or power on three days of "drying" later. I came across one guy's post that completely taking the laptop apart (guided by an intricate YouTube video) and cleaning the internal components with a special alcohol would solve this nightmare for me. My question:Should I fess up to Apple (who I have ProCare with) or see what an independent repair

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MacBook Pro :: System Keyboard Options With Water Damage

Jun 11, 2010

I recently spilled a bit of water on my macbook pro. Now the only letters that dont work are a, q, z, the delete buttons and the brightness buttons. Is this a pricey fix? Is there an easy way to fix this? Everything else works perfectly fine except those keys. When i press the delete caps lock comes on.

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MacBook Pro :: Water Damage - Way To Completely Wipe The Hard Drive

Dec 2, 2009

I spilled coffee all over my MacBook Pro and since it is not covered by AppleCare it will cost $1,200 to fix. I can still turn it on but most of the keyboard isn't working properly. I got it back in July 2007 (15" 2.4ghz 160gb) and I think I'm going to buy a new one. I managed to get all of my school work off of it even thought it took awhile and was very frustrating. My question is, is there anyway to completely wipe the hard drive then sell it? I was trying to look on eBay

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MacBook :: Previous Generation System White Water Damage?

Feb 11, 2010

A friend accidently spilled water on her Macbook and now when she turns on the laptop, it will start and as soon as it goes to the home screen it will shut off. What exactly could the water have damaged?

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OS X :: Best System Hardware Disassembly Site - Tips For Water Damage?

Apr 17, 2010

Spilled (a lot of )water all over my 2008 13" unibody macbook earlier today. Quickly flipped it over so the keyboard was facing down to the ground, and pulled the power. Surprisingly, it continued running and I cleanly shut it down (yes, managed to do it while it was upside down). Took out the battery. Such a bummer.So I started taking it apart so I could air out all of the components.

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MacBook Pro :: Excessive GPU Diode Temperature?

Feb 14, 2008

Is everyone else also seeing their GPU Diode about 10-15 degrees Farenheit higher than everything else through iStat??

Currently, roughly everything is at about 130 degrees and with my GPU Diode at 144 degrees..

Just hoping this is normal.. can you guys post your average GPU Diode and Heatsink temperatures?

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MacBook Pro :: Excessive Fan Noise When IChatting?

Jun 29, 2012

Usually when engaged in multi-party iChat, the fan comes on and makes the audio spotty and/or just causes disruptive background noise. What can I do to stop it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Taking 47 Seconds To Boot - Is This Excessive?

May 21, 2010

It seems like this is taking too long. Should I be concerned? I've only had the computer for a month but start up seems slower.

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MacBook Pro :: Excessive Wired Memory Usage?

Feb 17, 2012

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with an 2.66 GHz i7 processor, 8 G-Byte of RAM and a 500 G-Byte hard drive with plenty of free space and am running OS X 10.7.3 . Whenever I run a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine under Parallels 7, ~ 6 G-Byte of wired memory is used. I have allocated 4 G-Byte of memory to the virtual machine. I would expect plenty of free space and that used to be the case but no longer. I am tired of an unresponsive machine and spinning beach-balls.

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MacBook Pro :: Excessive Heating On Running Skype?

Apr 15, 2012

My pro'13 heats up when using Skype.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Excessive Password Authentication Every-time When Create A Folder?

Mar 13, 2012

I have a new MBP and every time I want to create a folder or move a file or folder, it requires me to provide a password. How do I disable this? I'll never get any work done if I have to provide a password every time I want to do something.

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.0.1

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MacBook Air :: Storage Reporting Photos Are Taking Up Excessive Space

Aug 24, 2014

I can't seem to find out why my Mac is reporting such excessive storage use for "Photos". My iPhoto library says it's only about 1.47GB. Earlier today, I unchecked the option of importing photos from other locations to the iPhoto library, since we have an external hard drive that we use to store photos. 

Why it's reporting such high usage? In the screenshot is OmniDiskSweeper, which shows sizes of each folder. They definitely aren't adding up to the 92GB that it says is in use, unless all that extra data is coming from some folder I don't have permission to. 

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook :: WiFi Antenna Cables Stuck Suffered From Excessive Pressure

Oct 18, 2009

Does your first gen MacBook have WiFi problems? Here's why mine has. I opened it for the first time, and here's what I found. These are the WiFi antennas cables: They've been cut by the simply opening and closing the display, for more than three years. The cables are stuck in a bad place and suffer from excessive pressure and contortion. Of course my Apple care is finished... but all these wifi problems in the apple support forum make me think every first gen macbook is concerned [URL] This is a MacBook Core Duo 2.0 ghz (Early 2006).

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MacBook Pro :: Using Water To Clean The Lid?

Jun 26, 2010

So after doing some research online I see that Aluminum is very resistant to rusting to the fact that it usually rust after your computer die or something...

But anyway what I wanted to know if that if I use water to clean the lid would it accelerate the rusting or corrosion?

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MacBook Pro :: Get Water Out Of The Screen?

May 30, 2012

bottle spilt in my backpack with my computer. opened it up screen had water behind the glass what now?

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MacBook :: Spilled Water On Screen?

Oct 18, 2010

I spilled a little water on my macbook screen and I just got a paper towl and wiped it off at first but then I realizewd a little later than it had a spot and if you tilt it you can see like a scratch on the screen.Right now I have it turned off and titled upside down. Should I do this? If yes, how long should I keep it like this? PLEASE HELP ME! I am a nervous wreck and on the verge of tears because my mom will KILL ME if she finds out and I dont want it to be messed up.

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MacBook Pro :: VGA Connection - Water Effect

Jul 17, 2007

When I hook my laptop up with the VGA external monitor, the text and images have a wave effect to them, like they underwater.

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MacBook Pro :: New Water Sensors On Casing

Oct 15, 2008

The new MacBook and MacBook Pro don't just want to impress you with their fancy new fabrication techniques, unibody designs and bolstered performance: they want to make you more honest, at least when it comes to reporting water damage. According to the service manuals, the new line of MacBooks include submersion sensors, designed to indicate if the laptops have been exposed to excessive levels of moisture and/or dropped in your toilet.

Phones, including Apple's own, have been fitted with these little stickers for years, but they're a rarity in laptops. You might want to think twice before you forget to mention the "used as a prop in an elaborate college drinking game" part on your next Applecare claim. [URL]

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MacBook Air :: Spilled Water On Keyboard

Dec 1, 2008

Almost had a heart attack. I was in the other room and she screamed that she spilled water on it. I ran over, grabbed it, flipped it upside down, turned it off, used an air compressor and paper towels to get whatever water out. Let it off an open overnight and everything appears fine.

She can go back to using her 5 yr old hp brick of a laptop. My MBA is off limits.
And 2 months ago she broke her ipod (gift from me) running on a treadmill.

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MacBook Pro :: Spilled Water On Trackpad - What To Do

Sep 23, 2009

Well it wasn't actually spilled. My friend was crying on it. Its hasn't been a good today, but anyways I got a fan on it and a hot halogen lamp on it. So far its doing well. Should I leave the fan and light on the night? I have a 3 year warranty. And I would pry out the battery but I don't have a screwdriver in my dorm!

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MacBook Pro :: Water Sensors Near / Under Trackpad?

Feb 27, 2010

My trackpad has been messing up lately, as in its not responsive all of the time as it once was. (13in mbp). I have the applecare shipping box ready but am curious as to where the water sensors are located nearest to the trackpad to determine if any water damage has occurred. I have no clue as to whether any liquid may have accidentally gotten in there, but nevertheless would love to check or something.

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MacBook Pro :: Knocked Over Glass Of Water In The Dark

Dec 22, 2009

Knocked over a glass of water in the dark and a small puddle seeped under my MacBook pro - I quickly covered it I'm a towel and cleaned it up, it was barely wet at all, but when I tried to start it up the screen was blank. I blowdried it and tried again but still the screen is blank - when I boot it up the White light on the front turn on, the computer songs eerily quiet, the light goes off, then comes back on again, stays on and although the computer sounds like it's whirring it's still completely blank.

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Water Sensor Locations?

Jan 20, 2010

Since Apple has started putting these water sensors on almost all of their devices now, I am pretty sure that the unibody MBPs have them too (on portions exposed to the external environment; not just on the logic board and internal chasis).

I was wondering if anyone knew where they were located out of curiosity.

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MacBook Pro :: Spilled Water - Unable To Turn On

Apr 3, 2010

I recently spilled water on my macbook pro and found that my left, right arrow and shift keys no longer worked. What I didn't realize is that my power button was affected as well (I tried shutting off my computer a week ago and it wouldn't). So, it usually rests on my desk, charged. Last night, however, I took it off and it discharged. I charged it and found that I couldn't turn it on anymore.

Is there any way to remotely turn on the computer? I was looking into something like a USB keyboard or remote, but can't decide for sure what to do.

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MacBook Pro :: Any Diagram That Shows Water Sensors

Jun 3, 2010

Is there a diagram that shows the locations of the water sensors in the 17" MacBook Pro? I don't think I ever had the machine wet (same with iPhone, though they were tripped), but I want to make sure that they are not activated before I spend money on AppleCare.

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