Laptop dropped in snow?????

Cool4strenz

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So somehow I dropped my 13 inch macbook pro retina display in snow.

I took off the case and wiped all the water, but it won't turn on. For some reason my friend thought that it may have just ran out of battery and plugged in the charger, and the charger glowed red, not green suggesting that it may have run out of power. But then I quickly unplugged it because there might have been water residue inside the laptop. My laptop is now closed and sitting in a bag of rice on top of a heater, what else should I do? If the charger still detects the battery in the laptop, is it still alive?
 

miggtt699

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It might and it might not be... See just let it dry off and see what happens. That's the best way to find out.

Also if you were drying the laptop it'd be a good idea to take off the battery and dry it separately.
 

Cool4strenz

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I would, but it's a mac, and I'm not quite sure if I wanna take the battery out or not, and also how long should I let it sit in rice on top of a heater?
 

miggtt699

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You should just to be safe, but only if you feel safe doing so, don't go about trying to build a nuclear weapon, you might just kill it.
 

Cool4strenz

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How long should I let it sit on top of heater in rice? 12 hours? 24? 48?
 

miggtt699

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I wouldn't know, but 24 is the make sure minimum, patience is key.
 

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It's been 24 hours and I just hit the power button and there's no response... Plugging the charger in also gives no light... Is it dead or should I keep drying it?
 

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Give it hope
 
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