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Jul 21, 2002, 08:20 PM
 
Looking at an ibook that the owner spilled water in, nothing working now. how difficult would this be to repair/replace damaged parts? What would need to be replaced? Should I even bother?
     
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Jul 21, 2002, 08:47 PM
 
may be a bit tough if the machine was running and not immediately shut off. I think you would be better off avoiding this one, although Apple may have a standard repair fee to fix the machine, check with them.

If you turn a machine off immediately after a spill and let them dry for a few days, you will usually be safe.

I know this from the 1 iPaq , 2 cell phone, and 1 beeper I have dunked in the toilet since 1996. No laptop spillage yet thank goodness.
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Jul 21, 2002, 08:55 PM
 
Don't forget to take out the batteries if there's water on em and if you're gonna leave it out to dry.


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Jul 23, 2002, 08:37 AM
 
My iBook once had the luck of having a share of my breakfast cereal. I turned it off, removed the battery and put it upside down on a towel to let the milk drop out. When I turned it on then, the X key refused to work. I got it back running by taking the keyboard completely apart and removing the remains of milk inside between the foils under the X key. That's not for the faint-hearted, however.


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Jul 23, 2002, 03:24 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by kanw728:
<strong>Looking at an ibook that the owner spilled water in, nothing working now. how difficult would this be to repair/replace damaged parts? What would need to be replaced? Should I even bother?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Alright, this happened to me. I had to send it into Apple - the water got to the motherboard and ****ed something up before i had a chance to turn it over and let it dry. Or it could have been the hot air I was pushing into it through a hair dryer. Bad call. Either way, Apple will fix it if you send it in for a n out of warranty repair - bad news is that it costs almost $600.
     
   
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