Spilled water on my MacBook Pro and it's still making noise. What's happening?
October 27, 2012 8:25 PM Subscribe
Spilled water all over MacBook Pro. I turned it off to dry it out, but it's making horrible crackling sounds. What's going on?
posted by serialcomma to Computers & Internet (26 answers total)
Earlier this evening I spilled several ounces of water directly onto the keyboard of my MacBook Pro (2010 model year). I tried to turn it off but it took several attempts--and many scary moments of a flickering screen and what sounded like crackling speakers--before it finally shut down.
Now it's upside down, drying, but the crackling noises continue. What's going on? Is it not actually off? The screen hasn't shown any signs of life since I ostensibly shut it down, and I just closed it briefly to make sure the sleep light didn't come on. (It didn't.)
So now what? Is this noise normal? Is my computer already destroyed? Bonus question: assuming it's not destroyed, how long should I let it dry before attempting to switch it on again?