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Broke my Macbook - any suggestions (I FIXED IT - YIPPEE)

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Right im a moron.

I split a cup of tea over one of my macbooks.

Currently it is booting up sometimes then lasts for 20 minutes and shuts down etc. Or sometimes just doesnt come on at all.

Its still under warranty Only had it 3 months..

Will apple notice the water damage do you think? Or whats the best way to get it fixed as im driving near an apple store on Thursday..

I dont have home contents insurance (completely slipped my mind to get it when we moved home)
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
dont take it in until you have dried out out for at least a week,if they notice the damage they will put a note against the serial number and all the warranty will be void.

try swapping the hard drive as thats normally the problem with ones that have had liquid on them
#2
Ye apple will notice it... especially as it was tea!

Did you take out apple care?

Why not get some contents insurance and then make a claim in a month or so?
#3
how about you home contents insurance are you covered for accidental damage
#4
octobergirl
how about you home contents insurance are you covered for accidental damage


he hasn't got any as stated in the OP
banned#5
What type of tea was it? Please don't say Earl Grey.
#6
harib0uk


Why not get some contents insurance and then make a claim in a month or so?


Worth a punt:thumbsup:
#7
Get some rice and then put rice all over it, possible but it in a big bowl of rice if you can, will take out all the wet from the laptop
#8
octobergirl
how about you home contents insurance are you covered for accidental damage


that would be FRAUD :-(
#9
dean3988
that would be FRAUD :-(


Unless he has accidental cover won't any claim he makes be considered fraudulent ?
#10
I think the Macbook has liquid sensors inside so Apple would be able to tell if any liquid has been in contact with the Macbook.
#11
Or why not just take it to Apple, be honest, and see how much they'll charge you to fix it?
#12
livingthelife07
I think the Macbook has liquid sensors inside so Apple would be able to tell if any liquid has been in contact with the Macbook.


the old ones did,not sure about these new ones though,ipods/iphones definitely do
#13
Sounds like the drying tea has perhaps shorted a connection on the motherboard.

I had heard - although I don't know whether I'd have the guts to try it - that if you spill tea/coffee/fizzy drinks etc into your laptop, the best thing to do is to disconnect the battery and power supply and instantly rinse it under cold water, getting rid of any residue left from the original drink.
Then very thoroughly dry this out, before switching back on.

Lord knows if anyone as tried this!!
#14
Well – Problem with getting home insurance now and claiming (dispute the fraud issue).

A new home content insurance policy means - £100 roughly lump sum.. Wait one month – Then £200 roughly excess.. Which will eventually make my prems go up anyway.

I would have spent £300 just insurance and excess to get it fixed.
#15
spritey
Well – Problem with getting home insurance now and claiming (dispute the fraud issue).

A new home content insurance policy means - £100 roughly lump sum.. Wait one month – Then £200 roughly excess.. Which will eventually make my prems go up anyway.

I would have spent £300 just insurance and excess to get it fixed.


try flogging it on ebay/here may get a couple of hundred for it if all else fails
#16
thelioncub
Or why not just take it to Apple, be honest, and see how much they'll charge you to fix it?


will cost a bomb,and warranty will be voided as well for any unrelated repairs,minimum cost will be £300,I worked for Apple for a few years some time ago
banned#17
is this the one listed on the fs boards, if so this and the other will get locked down

oh i see you got that one locked down already
#18
They do now have liquid sensors..
#19
spritey
Well – Problem with getting home insurance now and claiming (dispute the fraud issue).

A new home content insurance policy means - £100 roughly lump sum.. Wait one month – Then £200 roughly excess.. Which will eventually make my prems go up anyway.

I would have spent £300 just insurance and excess to get it fixed.


You really should get home contents insurance anyway!

and I guess if you have £200 excess you have made claims in the past for it to be that high (mines only £50 excess)

Other option is to hold onto it for a while stick it in the airing cupboard if you have one and see how it goes!

otherwise it's a spares or repairs sale

Edit: also you wont be able to list on HUKD for sale for 7 days now!
#20
dean3988;5862265
Get some rice and then put rice all over it, possible but it in a big bowl of rice if you can, will take out all the wet from the laptop


I can see why but,

lol'd :-D
#21
Sold it for £280. Which i feel was good going.

Will build / buy a high end PC tomorrow - and buy a macbook pro end of next month :)
#22
spritey
Sold it for £280. Which i feel was good going.



and quick! hopefully you were abiding by HUKD rules
#23
harib0uk
and quick! hopefully you were abiding by HUKD rules


Sold it somewhere else - mods can feel free to check my pm's :P
#24
spritey
Sold it somewhere else - mods can feel free to check my pm's :P


Good Good :thumbsup:

Better price than you would have got on here anyhow!
#25
I thought i'd broken it further when trying to retrieve my data off it - so the sale fell through...

Decided to open it - found residue on the connector to the screen. Just wiped it off. It's all been working fine and daddy since thismorning.. Yipee :). Thank god!. plus no noticable signs that i could see of water damage - so warranty still in place. :)

I'm selling it elsewhere tho for cheap - as i purchased all the parts for a new high end PC in a rush panic. Oh well, serves me right :)

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