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I spilled water on my laptop!!!
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May 20, 2010, 10:47 AM
My laptop keys are working incorrectly. I spilled a little bit of water on my keyboard.. but apparently it was enough to screw over my keyboard. My laptop was on and for some reason I am too much of an imbecile to realize H2O affects Macbooks.. So I happily continued traipsing along the internet and facebooking. After a couple of hours my computer began to slow down.. A lot. I then turned off my computer and when I turned it back on I was locked out of my laptop. No password I entered could allow me to gain access again.

I took my Macbook into Apple and a helpful associate turned my Macbook on and undid the password option. He proceeded to tell me that my keyboard was messed up - on the keyboard actions screen both of my shift keys are acting as if they are perpetually pressed down. I tried to turn my laptop back on at home and other keys began to act funny. My problem is that I am leaving for India TOMORROW and basically IM SCREWED.

This Macbook is 4 months old. It is the newest version so the battery I was told is not user-removable. Any information on that...?

Please tell me.. Is there any way of saving my laptop? Can I dry it out on my own? If it is possible that I can take my laptop apart on my own.. Can I leave it apart in my suitcase and continue drying it in India?

PS.. I understand that I need to contact Apple Care but I am going for any other options before I spend any money for repair. Plus of course, Ill be in India. Oh life!
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May 20, 2010, 11:44 AM
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