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spilled water on notebook and locking up
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Aug 21, 2012, 06:17 PM
 
i've never spilled water on a laptop but one of the fixes i've read about is to quickly remove the battery. but i have had a notebook that locked up and i had to remove the battery to reset it. what does one do when they have notebooks with non removable batteries? i am assuming that non replaceable batteries are also non removable.
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Aug 21, 2012, 06:54 PM
 
You're pretty much out of luck.

The whole idea behind removing a battery following a liquid spill is that it allows you to immediately cut all power to the machine, which reduces the risk of a short (which can irreparably fry the machine).

With a built-in battery, there's no way you're getting that battery out in time to prevent a short. They're a PITA to remove, especially now that even the external enclosure uses security screws.

Theoretically the power button should shut off the machine if you hold it down long enough, even if the machine is completely locked up.

     
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Aug 22, 2012, 05:27 AM
 
thanks. i think i got the idea now.
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Aug 22, 2012, 12:01 PM
 
Please search/post in our sticky on this topic in the future:

http://forums.macnn.com/0/forum/366337/omg-i-spilled-water-beer-liquid-on-my-mac-notebook

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