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Old 19.04.2019, 15:05
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Mac book water damage

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Unfortunately my Mac book got (coffee) damage, it was not a whole cup but enough for not working anymore, I dried and put upside down but apart from that I don't know what else to do?

Do you have any advise or idea how much can cost to repair it?

Thanks a lot
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Old 19.04.2019, 15:25
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Unfortunately my Mac book got (coffee) damage, it was not a whole cup but enough for not working anymore, I dried and put upside down but apart from that I don't know what else to do?

Do you have any advise or idea how much can cost to repair it?

Thanks a lot
Repair costs can go from 75,- to needing to buy a new one or anything in between. Without taking it apart this cannot be properly estimated.

When did it happen?

Best in such situations is to turn it of immediately and take it apart as much as you can and dry everything as much as you can with cloths/paper. Than place all in a dry spot (preferably with air flowing over it so it can "suck" the moisture out and let it dry as much as possible before assembling it again after one or two days.

If it is an old one with low financial value I tbh would not be bothered anymore and just replace it.
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Old 19.04.2019, 15:35
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Re: Mac book water damage

Thanks, I partially back up but I still have important stuff in there ...
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Old 19.04.2019, 16:02
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Re: Mac book water damage

It's not so much the liquid that damages it immediately it's the electricity..

Soo if you have important stuff on there, stuff that you really want, don't power it back on, I'd take out the disk and ensure that's not liquid damaged and get the data off that you need via another machine.

If you power it when it's wet that's what fries the circuits.. If they are not already fried.
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Re: Mac book water damage

Does it simply not turn on any more or is there more to the idea of “not working”?
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How long ago did it happen?
Did it stop function immediately? Or after a short in case you did not turn it off.
Does it now not work connected to the charger, and does it do nothing at all?

If you tried to turn it on before the thing was completely dry again, or left it on after water run in, and it now does nothing even when connected to the charger it is likely to be assumed the thing died.

You can take the drive out, put it in an external housing connect it to another computer and hope for the best.
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Re: Mac book water damage

Thanks a lot, no it doesn't turn on, it doesn't work at all.... I am planning to taking to the shop tomorrow but who knows how much is gonna cost, I hate apple ....
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Old 19.04.2019, 19:50
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Look up Louis Rossman on YouTube.. See what he has to say about apple and water damage..

His language is rather colourful!!
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I hate apple ....

Because you spilled coffee on your laptop?
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Try strawberries, they're in season now too
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Thanks a lot, no it doesn't turn on, it doesn't work at all.... I am planning to taking to the shop tomorrow but who knows how much is gonna cost, I hate apple ....
Any laptop will cost a lot to repair if you spill water on it.

Did you back up your data regularly before it died?
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Old 20.04.2019, 10:15
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I hate apple ....
Right so you bought one, spilt coffee on it and now it’s Apple’s fault. At least you’re not alone, there are 17.4m people in a magic kingdom not too far away with a similar attitude to life ;-)
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