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February 18, 2012 2:48:40 AM

So this is the jist of the story, I have a friend who left their macbook pro on the floor of their car and it got wet. I am trying to figure out if their video card got ruined or if it was the monitor. I have yet to use a dvi to vga adapter to test if it was the video card on a new screen, but regardless is there an easy way to fix either of these problems? or does the laptop just has to be sent back to apple

Not sure if this will help, but the backlight or apple light does not turn on, however the keyboard lighting will.
February 18, 2012 3:42:07 AM

Take it to an Apple store (or reseller) and get a quote; water damage can be nasty, depending on how wet it might just need cleaning or it might need a complete new logic board and display panel.
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February 19, 2012 12:51:11 AM

tlgriffith3 said:
So this is the jist of the story, I have a friend who left their macbook pro on the floor of their car and it got wet. I am trying to figure out if their video card got ruined or if it was the monitor. I have yet to use a dvi to vga adapter to test if it was the video card on a new screen, but regardless is there an easy way to fix either of these problems? or does the laptop just has to be sent back to apple

Not sure if this will help, but the backlight or apple light does not turn on, however the keyboard lighting will.
He is right take it to an Apple provider to see if it can be fixed.Good advise. tell your friend to be more careful next time.
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February 20, 2012 3:02:52 AM

It's more likely the logic board has been damaged. Be prepared for an expensive bill.

Does the machine turn on at all?
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February 20, 2012 3:09:48 AM

Time for a new macbook.

You could try to put in a bag of rice for 48 hours, but dont get rice in and ports. Rice will draw out the moisture.
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February 26, 2012 12:38:24 AM

AidanJC said:
It's more likely the logic board has been damaged. Be prepared for an expensive bill.

Does the machine turn on at all?


Ya the machine turns on and everything, just no display
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February 26, 2012 12:52:55 AM

tlgriffith3 said:
Ya the machine turns on and everything, just no display
Tell your friend have it fixed or sell it.
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February 28, 2012 9:33:23 AM

tlgriffith3 said:
Ya the machine turns on and everything, just no display


I would really try and get that DVI to VGA and test an external monitor. I got charged $1500 AUD for a complete replacement of the top clam shell.

Repairs are expensive.

I've heard a logic board to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $800-$1000 depending on the model.

So best of luck with the external monitor and the quote, hopefully it's not the price of a brand new Laptop :p 
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February 29, 2012 1:00:21 AM

AidanJC said:
I would really try and get that DVI to VGA and test an external monitor. I got charged $1500 AUD for a complete replacement of the top clam shell.

Repairs are expensive.

I've heard a logic board to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $800-$1000 depending on the model.

So best of luck with the external monitor and the quote, hopefully it's not the price of a brand new Laptop :p 
A logic board costs around $500.00 tops not that price you posted here.
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February 29, 2012 1:42:05 AM

musical marv said:
A logic board costs around $500.00 tops not that price you posted here.


http://www.ifixit.com/search?text=Logic+board&x=0&y=0#5...

These are G4 logic boards. Priced at $500. That's from iFixit, so no labour costs or even installation for that matter included there.

I've read some stories of the logic boards costing over $2000 to replace from Apple.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2675881?start=45&t...

Since the OP has not posted year or any specs of the Laptop, it's a little harder to make an estimate.
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