To Lazarus a drowned laptop, leave it in a hot car

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MacBook Pro, on and working
Thought this laptop was dead, but now it’s alive. A hot car helped (talking about temperature, not whether it’s stolen or how expensive it is).

About 10 weeks ago, my wife accidentally spilled an entire large glass of iced tea (unsweetened, thank goodness) onto and into her 1 year-old MacBook Pro. Sad day.

I followed instructions online. After disconnecting the power cord, I removed the bottom plate and made sure all the liquid was out, with a hair dryer blowing in to make sure. Unfortunately, the battery couldn’t be removed, but I sealed the laptop, bottom still off, in an airtight container filled halfway with uncooked rice to absorb whatever moisture remained.