Last night in sleep-dazed blear, I knocked a glass of water off of my bedside table. Onto my NEW LAPTOP. Whose coverage, in all of its extendedness, does not cover water damage. I took the hard case off and mopped up as much water as possible and sort of left it open and upside-down-ish to dry. This morning there was all this condensation on the screen, which was a troubling sign. I have it all backed up on my portable harddrive (good news!) so the data itself is not a worry or a factor. As of this moment I haven't turned it on, because I remember hearing somewhere somehow that if you fuck up your electronics with liquids, it's best to leave them off. I don't remember for how long. When should I turn it on to see if I broke it? Probably I did, but I'd like that confirmation, yknow? Also? Does anyone know if computers have those little thingies that cell phones have that turn red when watered? I would assume they do, but if that's so, I'd like to look at it meeself, because sometimes I've damaged my electronics with a full glass of vodka or by dropping them in the toilet or whatever, and that little white dot has miraculously not turned red, even a little bit. And if THAT is the case, I like to pretend that I don't understand why none of the buttons on my cell phone work, and just take it in to be fixed all full of wide-eyed innocence. It works. For me. So these are my questions, Internet:
1. Does my MacBook have a water damage indicator somewhere on its insides?
2. If so, would I be able to take my computer apart enough to check that myself before I start telling the tech guys that I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED just to look like a jackass for lying when they check the thingie that may or may not exist? I'm fairly competent with tools and the dis- and re-assembling of THINGS, but if it requires a microscope or special apparatus or something, then it's out of my league.
3. If the answer to the first is yes, and the answer to the second is no, is there a supplemental insurance policy I can buy that covers water damage that I can buy and then wait a week or whatever to use and get my computer fixed? AppleCare is not the answer, because it specifically does not cover water damage. I've totally done this with cell phone insurance (why is it SO easy to drop your cell phone into a
4. If the answer to the third is no, what the fuck do you recommend I do if there is something dramatically wrong with my little computer?
UPDATE To answer some supplemental questions I've received:
The computer was off at the time of the spill, and I took out the battery.