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Supercop260 08-01-2013 08:09 PM

Anyone a Mac expert?
 
My ex decided to see if our MacBook Pro was waterproof...it wasn't.

I need to know if anything is salvageable and if not, how I can rebuild my iTunes library...

hbgirl 08-01-2013 08:41 PM

ugh :( just how much water? Don't try to turn it on, stuff could short. I'd remove the battery and try to dry it out. Not that you'd have this much dry, uncooked rice lying around, but I think the same principle used for a phone would work on a laptop. Preferably in an airtight container, so the rice can soak up all the water.

I know iTunes keeps track of your purchases, so could you just re-download the songs on another computer?

Supercop260 08-01-2013 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by hbgirl (Post 4029663)
ugh :( just how much water? Don't try to turn it on, stuff could short. I'd remove the battery and try to dry it out. Not that you'd have this much dry, uncooked rice lying around, but I think the same principle used for a phone would work on a laptop. Preferably in an airtight container, so the rice can soak up all the water.

I know iTunes keeps track of your purchases, so could you just re-download the songs on another computer?

Enough that when I took the bottom plate off it was like a dripping faucet.

Debating on taking it to an apple store or Bet Buy to see if its salvageable.

I bought another Pro yesterday but it isn't downloading my purchases.

Rubi513 08-01-2013 09:41 PM

Not sure why its not. I have always went to my iTunes account synced the device and it was a done deal

hbgirl 08-01-2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubi513 (Post 4029881)
Not sure why its not. I have always went to my iTunes account synced the device and it was a done deal

yeah, same here ... I've had a few computer upgrades since opening my iTunes account years ago, and that's how I was always able to get my library moved over (at least the stuff I purchased).

0II1II0 08-01-2013 10:16 PM

If you've got an Apple Care Plan, take it in! The Apple folks can work wonders. If not, you, or someone you know, can pull the hard drive and get the data off it. Roached computer does not always mean a roached hard drive.

Supercop260 08-01-2013 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 0II1II0 (Post 4030006)
If you've got an Apple Care Plan, take it in! The Apple folks can work wonders. If not, you, or someone you know, can pull the hard drive and get the data off it. Roached computer does not always mean a roached hard drive.

That's what I'm hoping. Don't have the care plan. I got Best Buy's protection plan though.

chucky cheese 08-02-2013 06:25 AM

I use to be able to eat 4 of them when I was younger. I think that would make me a glutton. Not an expert.

1jeeplvr 08-02-2013 04:06 PM

What about the trick I see with cell phones and rice.Wonder if it even works

Lando25 08-02-2013 04:43 PM

Was anything backed up with time machine?

StarBrite 08-02-2013 10:16 PM

Did you authorize your new machine for using the iTunes Store? You are only allowed to have five computers authorized at any one time. If you've changed computers a few times since you created your iTunes account, could you be over the limit?

If you are over the limit and don't have access to the old computers any more to deauthorize them, you can call Apple tech support and ask that they deauthorize ALL computers associated with your Apple ID. They only offer this service once in a specific amount of time (like once a year), so use it wisely. :)

Here's a link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420

Here's another one, about redownloading: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2519


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