1. dgalanter's Avatar
    Last January I bought a MacBook Air 13.

    Last week, my cat spilled a glass of ice water on it.

    Yes, I made the mistake of turning her on while wet when it first happened, as I thought they keyboard protector may have kept water from getting in.

    Took it to Apple and they said it was still wet and they could send it out for $775, of course.

    I took her home and I opened her up, cleaned it with distilled water, and waited.

    She won't charge. I can get her to turn on if the battery is unplugged and she's on cord power. But the fan comes on, and after a while the mouse locks and I have to reboot again.

    Is this a large paperweight now?
    07-28-2014 07:27 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Most likely. Electronics and water don't mix.
    07-28-2014 07:35 AM
  3. dgalanter's Avatar
    Is it worth it to keep it for parts, or do I sell it on ebay or to some company for a little money?

    There are places that say they'll replace the logic board for fairly cheap (under $500). Is that worth it?
    07-28-2014 08:02 AM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    To me that a bit of a large expense for a water damaged Mac that is not being fixed by Apple. I would rather spend the few extra bucks and know that its getting fixed right from the manufacturer. But that is just me, not worth the risk.
    07-28-2014 08:55 AM
  5. dgalanter's Avatar
    That's the kind of advice I was looking for.

    I think, however, I'd rather just spend another $300 and get a newer or refurbished one that has NEVER had water damage, you know?
    zerog46 and wildmangk like this.
    07-28-2014 09:38 AM

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