Somewhat foolishly I wandered into the bathroom to show my wife something on my MacBook whilst she was in the middle of bathtime with the children. With a cry of ‘daddy watch this’ my son jumped and with the help of gravity, proceeded to displace a fairly large amount of water in my direction.
As it lapped over the screen and keyboard of my MacBook time seem to stop momentarily before I suddenly processed what had happened, powered the machine down and began frantically mopping it with tissue. A few hours later I gingerly turned it on and was relieved as it immediately began to boot. However I then noticed that about a third of the screen had a huge bright white splodge on it.
I powered it down again and searched online for ‘bright white splotch macbook screen’ and found this blog entry. I read through the author’s similar experience and set about stressing my MacBook with as many processes as I could think of. Soon the fans were whirring away and the unit was warming up nicely. I propped it up next to the radiator and left it for a couple of hours.
On return the splodge had definitely shrunk but I decided the give the unit a rest from its workout, I have been repeating the process and I’m pleased to say the screen has nearly fully recovered.
(Update) Another couple of days have passed and I’m now just left with a couple of dots which I’m sure will also disappear in due course. Phew!