Best answer for this question, can a MacBook with water damage be repaired? FYI, Apple does repair liquid damaged laptops as long as it is not catastrophic damage, but of course it is not free. Similarly, does Apple cover water damage MacBook pro? Correspondingly, should I put my MacBook in rice? The internet myth is that rice will absorb moisture from your gadget, and you have a chance of getting it working again. The fact is, leaving your gadget in rice is the same as leaving it out in the open.
Silverman recommend against putting your device in a bowl of rice. Silverman warns. You need to be sure that your computer is completely dry before turning it on again, as any moisture left inside could cause a short circuit and more damage. MacBook Pros are not water proof, they are as susceptible to water damage as any piece of electronic gear. While you may survive without damage it would be best to take it to an Apple genius bar or authorized repair service and have it opened and checked out for corrosion or any problems the water may have created.
The most important thing is to turn it off. You should also disconnect any external devices. Nope, not even water resistant! Even a small splash of water, coffee, tea, New Belgium Honey Orange Tripel Ale, champagne, Tercero Wines Mourvedre, kombucha, or any other liquid can cause a major problem. That means if you decided to unscrew parts from the MacBook case, Apple would know about it, possibly voiding whatever warranty you have for the device. Use a clean microfiber towel and thoroughly wipe down the MacBook.
You may also want to employ cotton swabs or cotton balls to absorb liquid from hard-to-reach areas. We understand that most of you heavily rely on your MacBooks to run your professional activities. Therefore, we always have engineers on standby. If your Mac does come in contact with any kind of liquid, switch it off immediately, and contact Nerd2U. For a MacBook user, water damage is a significant problem. When water makes its way through a device, things can go very wrong, very fast.
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Follow the instructions of this guide to minimize the liquid damage and increase the survival chance of your water damaged MacBook. This guide is written by the technicians and engineers who perform MacBook water damage repair hundreds of times every year. It not only tells you what to do if you spilled water on MacBooks but also explains the reasons behind each step. It provides a comprehensive view deep inside the engineering design of Apple MacBooks.
This is the first thing you must do if you spilled water on your Macbook Air or Pro. Hold down the power button for at least five seconds until the power is off and then release the button. Do not touch the button again; otherwise, you may accidentally turn it on again. Forget about any unsaved documents, the sooner you cut off the power, the safer your MacBook will be as well as your priceless data in it. If the water-damaged MacBook cannot be turned off by holding the power button, it means the MacBook keyboard has already stopped functioning.
Quickly use tissues to absorb the liquid that you can see on the surface of the MacBook keyboard, touchpad and screen, then close the lid straight away. By doing so you effectively activate the hardware-level sleep sensor. When the logic board detects the sleep sensor signal, it will cut off the power to the CPU, screen, SSD drive and most of supporting circuits. The MacBook then enters into shallow sleep mode. In the shallow sleep mode, the memory chips are still receiving power.
This design enables the laptop to be wakeup fast in normal use. Keep the lid closed for a while the MacBook will automatically enter into deep sleep mode. In deep sleep mode, the logic board cuts off the power to the memory chips. Never open the lid to wake up power-up the laptop again.
But most of the time the damage is minor. Now if you can quickly unplug the charger and disconnect the battery from the logic board, your MacBook still has a good chance of survival. This step is less critical than the first one. The internal MacBook battery is still powering the Mac laptop at full speed if you did not shut down the laptop by holding the power button. By unplugging the charger, you turn off the charging circuit of the logic board. So unplug the charger now. The MagSafe charger outputs In fact, the MagSafe charger will automatically shut down output if over-current or leakage-current is detected.
So in this case, it is still safe to touch the water-damaged MacBook, but not the charger. You need to unplug the power cord from the mains socket. Do not move the MacBook. You should try to block the water from dropping into the vent holes located between the keyboard and the screen. The vent holes are designed for transferring heat out of the logic board to the open air.
Protecting the logic board is the most crucial step minimising damage from spilled water on a MacBook. There is nothing between the vent holes and the logic board as shown in the picture below. If you can prevent water from reaching the vent holes, you minimise the damage. Unplug any connected external USB drive and any other adopters. Use a towel or tissues to absorb the remaining water on the Macbook keyboard, touchpad and screen as quick as possible.
This is why blocking the water from the vent holes is first priority. Since these gaps are very small, the water entered is limited. The MacBook keyboard has an air-tight mechanism with two layers of plastic sheets. The backlight layer of the keyboard also provides extra protection by sealing the keyboard from underneath.
It is almost impossible for the water entering directly from the MacBook keyboard to the logic board. A silicone keyboard cover will protect the keyboard, but not the dedicated Apple Mac logic board. The silicone cover may help to quickly distribute water to the vent holes or the touchpad gaps, resulting in more damage.
Turn over the MacBook, you may use a pentagon screwdriver to open the back case cover, or a Phillip screwdriver to open the older models. Use your fingernail or a plastic stick to remove the battery connector from the logic board.
Never use a metal screwdriver. Otherwise, you may short circuit the battery or even worse, destroy the SMC System Management Controller by sending the 12V battery power directly to it. How important is the SMC? You will have to wait for a donor SMC from a dead Mac of the exact same model and same year. There is no immediate threat to your MacBook if you are at this point. You have turned off ALL the circuits on your dedicated logic board. Time to seek a professional MacBook water damage repair service now.
If you have a liquid-damage Mac laptop, contact us now or use our mail-in service in Australia. This method is easy and effective on those older MacBook models as the screens are watertight. There is a front aluminium frame in MacBook Air or a front protective glass in MacBook Pro with a non-retina screen to prevent the water from entering into inside the screen. In order to make the new retina screens thinner, lighter and maximise the viewable section, Apple got rid of the bulky aluminium frame and protective glass.
The new retina screens are NOT water-resistant. The affected screen may still be functional, but the watermarks on the background heavily affect the image quality as shown in the photo below. We have seen this done more frequently to water-damaged MacBooks with retina screen, particularly the latest touch bar model.
The second method we discuss below can be used for all type of MacBook screens. It will guaranty the water not getting into inside the screen. Open MacBook lid at an angle of 90 degrees. Place it on the edge of a benchtop with the MacBook screen facing down to the bench and keyboard section hanging over the edge as shown in the photo below.
Since the screen lays flat on the table, the water will not move into inside the screen and will be dried up quicker. Protect the screen by putting a kitchen paper towel under the MacBook screen panel and prevent the MacBook from falling over the benchtop. All mac laptops follow this design layout: t he logic board is under the keyboard and the battery is under the touchpad. The gravity will pull the remaining water from the keyboard towards the touchpad section, and finally off the MacBook case.
Any water that has already got into the logic board will also be pulled into a less vulnerable section. With the bottom cover removed, the water damage MacBook should be dried after 24 hours. Once you open the lid, the MacBook will automatically power up again unless you have already disconnected the battery from the logic board. Follow the same procedure to shut down the laptop if you accidentally open it. Disconnecting the internal battery from these new MacBook models is a bit complicated and is beyond the ability of a non-technical person.
If you are in this situation, the best thing you can do is just letting the MacBook lie flat with the lid closed and getting it serviced as soon as possible. Do not shake the water damaged MacBook, particularly if the water is already in the hinge section. Doing this will only spread the water around and force the water into dedicate components such as the BGA balls of the CPU or the backlight film of the screen. It has been popular to use uncooked rice and hairdryers to remedy a water-damaged MacBook.
We have found rice almost every week in the liquid-damaged MacBooks sent to our store for repair! There is nothing wrong with using a hairdryer or rice to dry the MacBook, even though it is very inefficient and unnecessary most of the time. The real damage of these legends lies in the idea of turning on the laptop without proper treatment after the drying process. T he electronic bridges known as shorted circuits could be formed anywhere among the logic board circuits by a mixture of moisture, dusks, minerals and sugar.
I thought my computer with all my recent projects were toast I do graphic design but thankfully I found this website and it at least gave me hope, along with the experiential insight. I had been using my MacBook Pro for over a year, and daringly stupidly placing a full cup of water to drink, pretty much right next to it.
I always imagined what a disaster it would be if that cup of water ever tipped. Well, sure enough, yesterday morning, it did. A good 8 ounces of water flooded the keyboard within just two seconds, and entered the grates in the back. I turned off the power by holding down the power button for several seconds, then flipped computer over immediately, absorbing as much water into a towel as possible.
Also shook water out of the back, then placed upside down, open in a V. A few hours later, I turned the computer on, and heard the Mac music chord announcement of computer turning on, but screen remained black. Turned off again, using power button and holding it down, then put it upside down in a V for several more hours. Last night, turned it on and got black screen but a white picture of a file flashing, with question mark.
So, off again using power button and upside down in V again. Hooray for more drying time, as today, I turned it on and was able to get home screen, log in, etc. A few glitches with a USB message which was solved by holding down four buttons at once Shift, Alt, Command and Power , but otherwise, is working as though nothing happened.
This was JUST pure water. I live in a very very dry climate with arctic type of temperatures and no humidity in the house. This may have helped. Hello Nicole! Can you tell me, How is your MacBook Pro now? Did you get further problems? Hi everyone. I was using my literally 7-day-old macbook air when I spill water all over the keyboard. I panicked for some seconds, but then rush immediately to dry the visible water with a towel.
While doing this I thought that maybe I should power it off at this stage it was still on and working so I did. I search on the internet what to do and get to this post, so I turned it upside down and some drops of water started coming out of the keyboard. I then left it upside down above a towel with the fun like in the picture for some hours. Then remove the fun and left it there for almost 6 days. Today, I turn it on and everything is working normally.
I performed the Apple diagnosis and everything went fine. Still a little worried that maybe it will stop working in the future, but for now I think I got really lucky. So to everyone that goes through this, I think acting quickly is the key to save the mac. Hope whoever is reading this gets lucky too. Will update in the future if I experience some problem regarding to this, and never ever again will have drinks near my pc.
My daughter spilled a cup of water and it ran onto my MBP which was closed I immediately picked it up, dried it- opened it to see if it was wet inside. I went straight to panic mode bc of all the years of photos that may be gone. Then I found this forum. So 2 days ago i ahalf a cup of green tea on my keyboard. It didnt start the next day so i didnt pry and lost hope and shut it. Today morning, i tried to see if the charger works, so i plugged it in, the charging light lights up on the charger cable.
It started, went to the login screen, i entered the password, the fans started, quite loud, unusually loud…. Ok full panic. Hands were wet and was typing. Some of the keys started to stop working. I came out of chrome and turned it off. So I turned it off a few times and on stupidly. I can get in on guest and the login screen and power button work.
I have left it upside down all night. I used a cold hairdryer for a bit last night. If not there goes my next holiday. I am sure most of u will be ok. I was at a coffee shop and managed to dump an entire cup of hot black coffee onto the keyboard of my Macbook Air, which was on at the time.
It immediately shut off and I used paper towels to wipe off what I could and then turned it over to try to drain the rest. I went online and read a bunch of accounts of what to do — I went out and bought a special Mac screwdriver so I could take the back off of the computer and clean up further.
I disconnected the battery and took out the hard drive. I used isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton rag to wipe everything down — brown coffee was everywhere. Thank you all, especially Mel C, March 22, whose experiences helped me feel much less panic and provided hope things might be okay. Take heart! This was despite our not shutting down immediately after the water spill. Glad to hear this worked for you Christopher, I have saved a few MacBook computers from this upside-down with a fan approach too.
I spilt some water on it and was watching YouTube when it happened. The sound went off and then so did the screen. It took me some seconds to think what to do but a turned it off as soon as I got the reflex to and wiped the water with a towel.
I wiped it off and continued to use the computer until it suddenly shut down. I had not read about what to do so I vacuumed the keyboard and flipped it upside down for a little while. I then tried to power on with just the battery-no luck. I plugged it in and tried powering on. It switched on for about 10 seconds and then died again. Finally googled this post and realized all the stupid things I had done such as powering it back on.
I followed the fan under computer method with towel and placed the computer in an air-conditioned room for about 30 hours. In the meantime I researched the cost of a new macbook pro: After realizing that my current macbook which actually has usb ports and the magnetic charger is actually no longer available I became really worried!
Well I switched it back on after 30 hours I could not wait any longer. The Mac powered back no problem! I immediately backed up all my important documents and they shut it down correctly and left it for another 24 hours under fan.
It is now running as before and it appears there are no errors. So disaster averted! And no more drinking with my Mac!!! Wow so many good results. No me! Thur Ed it upside down immediately it was not attached to power. Black screen. The battery shows green light when I put the power plug on it but nothing. I unplugged it again. Then it Had a little box with question mark for a minute then disappeared.
Nothing since…two more days. Do you think someone the alcohol trick would work? I spilled some water on my keyboard and turned to upside down luckily I had a keyboard protector and it turned off, I think only about a couple of water drops went into the keboard near the space button. Is there anything else I can do to make sure it gets at minimal water damage? My home had a water spoil in the 1st floor. The new macbook pro was in the ground floor and get wet.
I swiped it with my tshirt when I returned back home and I left it for 2 hours up to a chair with the USBs to be up and down. I opened it then to swipe also inside. What should I do? I ve left it with the lap open again with the USBs up and down.
Recap of what to do if macbook gets wet: 1-take back off computer, flip the computer upside down on a towel on a laundry basket or crate with holes and a fan underneath. While I appreciate the info, given the presumably high percentage of people who are going to be reading this immediately after spilling coffee on their MacBooks, could you cut down on the front matter? Maybe the discussion could come after the answer? Ban, I have good news to report: I spilled water on my MacBook Air and immediately unplugged it, turned it off, dried off the keys, flipped it over, and put a fan underneath it blowing on the keyboard.
After four days after being doused with water I was using the MacBook again despite it being very wet when water got all over the MacBook, but it had dried completely after four days I live in the desert so we have low humidity, that might make a difference too. This guide worked for me to save my MacBook from water damage and I still use the MacBook today, you can scroll down and read the instructions on preventing water damage to a MacBook, which you had to scroll down to get to the comment section, so you do not seem to have a problem with scrolling.
Good luck with your wet Mac, I hope it helps you too! Remember to dry it out a long time. My mac shut down in a fraction of a second after the beer was on my top right corner. After reading some stuff I wiped the visible beer, turned the mac upside down and waited minutes. After the minutes I tried turning it on. I decided to shut it down and leave it in my room with the keyboard facing downwards. After about 40 hours I took the risk of plugging it in to a power source and turn it on.
It did turn on, but there are several problems: 1. No battery available. I think the battery is fried 2. Screen goes darker from time to time, and it is either on the left side either on the right side. It is never the same side, and it is never the same period of time. Other than that the mac works just fine, no overheating, played a game for about 30 minutes it works just fine, same commands response as usual, no data lost. I am glad I got on this page because your questions and answers really helped.
Just today I dropped a full cup of tea on the keyboard of my MBP. I picked up the computer and the tea poured out. I dried it off and took it to the Apple Store. They showed me photos of the wet battery and hard drive. They told me to google and find a remedy. I am relying on the good words and wishes of the people here. Going to buy rice tomorrow.
Rice never worked for me. I once poured water over my iPhone and covered it in a bowl of rice. I suppose your MBP is dead. A damaged logic board is all it takes for a MBP to be toast. A couple of weeks ago I spilled a full cup of coffee over my MacBook Pro… My cup was right next to the optical drive so the fluids went over the whole keyboard. After 1 or 2 seconds of total shock and regret I flipped it upside down in order to get the fluids out.
To me, this was the best and logical idea at that moment to prevent any further damage to the components. After holding it upside down for 1 minute I dried all the surfaces with a towel. At that time I thought that it was about to shut down and be toast any second. To my surprise it kept working. No black screen, no immediate shut down whatsoever. So my all or nothing attitude took over. I kept it on and waited for it to go black and dead.
Nothing like that ever happened. My MacBook was on the bed; I reached to drink water from a lidded container, but the lid was not secure. It spilled onto the blanket that the MBP was resting on, and pooled enough for the water to seep into all those ports, etc on the left edge. The screen went black. I immediately tilted it sideways and let the water drain not much, but clearly enough to do damage.
After reading a couple of sites, I powered it down — although it already seemed off. When I pressed and held the power button, it did make that click. Less than a minute later, the fan started running. I powered it down again and same thing happened again. Third time, it stayed powered down. This is not a keyboard issue, but water into the left-side ports. Thanks for the helpful and encouraging article. I read it because our 5-year-old MacBook took a glass of sweetened tea on the keyboard and all around the edges.
I ran a little cold water over it, hoping to wash off the sugar. I put it back together and powered it up. All the keys still worked. Everything still seems to be fine, several hours later. Well, im one of those who has a toddler that decided to grab my coffee that was unfortunately sitting next to my laptop and yes you guessed it, he spilled it over the right keyboard area.
I immediately grabbed my laptop, cursed the world for ever leaving my laptop and coffee near a almost 2 year old, and flipped my laptop over without a care in the world about anything else i. I was devastated and felt so much guilt and sadness because I realized the obvious of never being able to recover the 23, pictures I saved or having my laptop on again. I then had the thought of vacuuming the keyboard with a small heavy duty shop vac.
With the look of defeat on my face I turned it back on and I knew it would turn on I just didnt know the damage. I tried all the keys and realized that the only sticky one is the right shift key and other than that the laptop works just fine. Now I dont know if this will eventually bite me in the ass, since I read here in the treads that corrosion does exist.
Nevertheless I am hopeful that my laptop is safe out of coffees harms way. This kid will be the death of me. The board was shorted and the keys work no longer. For restarting I have to reconnect the cord again but now I rarely shut down my mac and use its sleep function instead. Once in a while I restart it. Almost two years now, still using it. Thought I will post it as it might bring relief to someone out there who are worried about the long term outcome.
I spilt 10 ounces of water on my MacBook Pro. Turned upside down sheik it violently then took a hair dryer to it upside down, and all is fine. Hi there, I just spilled tea on my MacBook Pro retina 13 inch. I placed it in a bucket of rice and tried to on it the next day. But it could on and all but the problem is it switches off. So I decided to put it back in the rice. Is it a good sign that it could on and charge? But the problem is its switches off on it own.
I spilled a lot of water straight across the keyboard of my mid MB Pro. The screen went black immediately and I flipped it over and started shaking the water out. Fortunately I had recently replaced the battery so I had the tools to open it and remove the battery and wipe whatever I could on the interior. I work in a lab so I stuck it in an oven like that at about F for 5 hours, flipped it over once, then left it overnight.
Reassembled it and plugged it in the next morning and everything is working flawlessly. Mercy …. I spilt water on my macbook air last night, immediately wiped off with tissue and thought my mac was working fine until the keyboard started to not respond… thats when I turned it off and found your website on my phone! I tried the crate and fan thing and it worked for me! It saved my mac! It is less than a month old!!!
I immediately flipped it upside down and powered it off and wiped it all off and have kept it upside down ever since. I had it all wiped off in less than 10 seconds, and after crying for about an hour I started looking on the Internet about what to do. Hey so recently I had spilt a little tea in my MacBook Pro. Sadly I was an idiot and kept using it. Is this due to the logic board being wet or just the keyboard? Please let me know.
Please reply ASAP. Many thanks for this advice. I spilled a few ounces of sparkling water on my Macbook Air. I did not turn the machine off right away, just wiped off the keyboard and touchpad and kept working. This led me here on another computer where I thought I had really blown it by not shutting down immediately! I did not have one of those plastic crates but did have a bankers box, grate and small fan.
I blew air from beneath the keyboard for 4 days before restarting. The machine restarted just fine and will accept a charge. I feel extremely fortunate that I did not fry the machine. Apple makes an excellent, resilient product. Many thanks again for the great advice. I have dunked a glass of water on a MacBook Air before and using this exact upside-down fan technique has saved the computer, and it still works flawlessly to this day.
Best of luck, hope yours turns out just as good. If you follow that article and the instructions, you might be able to save the MacBook from liquid damage. Just spilled a drink of lemon water and Curacao on my laptop yesterday. I decided to have a drink and listen to some music before bed.
I turned it upside down and used a towel. The computer made weird noises and the screen was flickering bUT the key board was fine. So I closed it. I spilled half a cup of coffee on my macbook pro and my heart dropped but I was able to flip it over as fast as possible. The screen was still on at that time so I shut it down and seached for ways to save it and came across this site. So I tried to turn it off and a few minutes later there was this beeping sound 5 sec interval and I was losing it so I rushed it over to an apple service centre closed it but holding it upside down the whole way.
I arrived there an hour since the accident and the consultant attached a cable to it and did what I assumed was a hardware scan because there were little icons showing the different hardware component. The whole thing was very sad, and my boss was not happy with me. This had all happened around May 11th. From two months ago. An act of the Computer Gods. Never lose hope! Many great suggestions here. My MacBook was sitting in bottom of laundry basket I was using to transport various items to our cabin.
After the two day trip I found my MacBook soaking in wine. Too late for disconnecting battery. What to do? Apple repair,,,,, no warranty from liquids. I began dismantling to establish the extent of liquid inside and attempted to save my hard drive. No such luck. All items of importance were backed up.
All seemed well when I powered the computer back on after 72 hours. But unfortunately my trackpad and keyboard quit working from time to time. I declined and doubt in will drop that. I am not in a huge hurry. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Let it dry out and then run Apple Hardware Test and see if it tells you anything. Another option is to sell as water damaged machine on Ebay for parts, then use those proceeds to buy a new Mac. Reading all of these comments gives me hope that I can save my MBP! Is the towel an essential part of this recovery process or does placing it upside down over the crate with the fan completely exposed work too?
I worry that the towel is too thick and that the circulation of the fan is not reaching the keyboard as it should. I just spilled a large glass of tea right on to the keyboard of my MacBook air. I was quick to turn it updated down and get a towel under it. I noticed some trees coming out the ports though.
The computer was on at the time and it took on a life of its own before I could get it powered down. I am n San Jose del Cabo on vacation. I have A fan under it now. Keeping fingers crossed. Will update once I have a chance to let it dry or and determine if all is well.
I spilled a tiny bit of water on my macbook air while it was charging It was a freak accident, but too long to explain It immediately shut down on its own. I panicked and became hysterical. Lucky for me my co-workers sprung into action, and did the crate, towel, fan trick, and turned my laptop keyboard face down for it to dry out.
I decided to share my story because the online forums brought me comfort when I was panicking. My water scare worked out, so keep hope alive and follow the advice of these forums. Because my purchase was so recent, and I still had time to purchase the warranty, and so now if my laptop messes up later, then they will fix it at no charge.
Good luck everyone! Sorry for the misinformation, I was misinformed by the Sales Assoc. Was at the library doing some studying when I reached over my MacBook and spilled some water from my waterbottle onto the keyboard. I quickly turned off the laptop, cleaned up any visible water, and flipped it upside down trying to shake any water out off the keyboard. Just successfully recovered a MacBook Pro from a dropped glass of water over the keyboard and screen.
The notebook was powered on and being charged when the incident happened. The notebook shut off by itself. Kept the power off and just dried the keyboard and exterior with paper towels. Then placed it in a pillowcase and inside a full new bucket of kitty litter. Removed it 72 hours later, plugged it in, pressed the power and heard the beautiful boot orchestra.
The track pad and keyboard work. All is well!! Interesting strategy, glad you got your MacBook Pro working despite the water glass on it! Once I used all the napkins I shook out as much juice out as I can and went inside to grab more napkins and wiped again! At this point I was freaking out so keeping my laptop upside down walked to my car and drove home. I once again tried to shake out any other liquid then found this article.
I fiddled with it for 30 mins, so far so good, nothing out of the norm! Laptop is shut down for now will check it again tomorrow , if anything happens I will be sure to follow up with a post. Thanks for posting about this topic! Definitely was a huge help!!! I had placed my MacBook Air on a table, and a flower vase was tipped over next to it. I watched it all happened, so within a split second I had scooped up the computer and wrapped it in a dish towel.
I immediately used a more fluffy, absorbent bath towel, Q-tips, and paper towels to dry off the exterior, although I could barely find any wet spots my shirt had gotten wet as well when the vase tipped, so it rubbed against the exterior for a second when I was holding it, and that was the only wet area I could see. I had a plastic Speck case on the computer, but the bottom fell off a few months ago, so at the time of the spill there was only the top part of the case on.
Although there were only around 2 or 3 seconds between the moment of the spill and the time I was fervently drying it off, I think the bottom of the computer might have come into contact with the water. I also tried putting the charger in for a quick sec, but nothing happened as well no little orange light , so I took it off. As I said, my sister and I used cotton and such to wipe down the keyboard, crannies, and such as best we could, and now we have it sitting upside down. Our house is pretty dry, so hopefully that will help.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. When he saw it outside, I rushed it in and dried the exterior off with a towel. The next day, I plugged it in tentatively and it worked! Still have it today : I think it was pretty dumb of me to try it after only one day though, so if it happens to you, you should probably wait around days just to be safe.
Should I look it up and risk it? Is it relatively simple? Or would I do more damage just trying it? Thank you! My daughter spilled water on her MacBook Air and the screen was looking really weird backwards writing that snaked around the screen. I immediately turned it off and found this site and set up a similar set up.
I did not touch it for a few days and the computer is now as good as ever. It has been about 8 months! So thank you thank you for great advice!! Did the same thing everyone else did- sounds like I tried to resolve it in the same way too. Cup of water was the culprit. So 95 hours to go. Checked out the applecare- does not cover water damage. I did all of the steps that everyone has mentioned, but it took me a good 30 minutes from the incident to removal to get the screwdrivers necessary for taking it apart- do you think that this amount of time has proven to be average or too long?
The guessing game. Anyway, if anyone had to take that long to get the battery removal started, let me know how it turned out for you. I spilt beer on my keyboard on my MacBook Air and it immediately shut off. I panicked, turned it upside down and used a towel to soak up any liquid on the outside. I tried turning it back on, and the screen came on for a second then turned off again. I found this thread, but my computer, without the towel, over the fan for 5 days and when I turned it back in it worked as normal.
My wife spilled half a cup of coffee on her Mac air. It hit both the screen and keyboard. I figured a fair bit of coffee with cream got in. The screen was blank and I did not know if it was on or off. I took off the back to disconnect the battery, which is no easy job. The screws have a tiny torx head.
I have a kit of special screw driver tips but none were small enough. I instead used a small jewelers screwdriver that I filed down slightly to span the torx star. I got all but one out and had to drill off the head of that one. I took out the 5 screws holding the battery pack after unplugging the multipin connector. There was about 1 cc of coffee free in the case. I rinsed the entire case and circuit board thoroughly with a quart of distilled water and then with denatured alcohol and dried it out in front of my wood stove 2 feet away with a fan on it too.
When I could no longer smell any alcohol, I tried it and it started up. There was one corner of the screen that had a watermark-like change but the screen still displayed. Hey last night I spilled some water on my husbands macbook pro it was closed at the time i wiped the top and moved it.. My spill was a cloudy Yerba mate tea with soy milk creamer and sugar in it, covering the left side of my keypad.
Boom — mop it up, unplug it and in 4 seconds screen goes black. Immediately unplug and turn keyboard-down directly on paper towels on the desk. Left for 2 hours. Came back, hit return amd screen still black — power off and read this site. My instinct told me to get my super powerful home vacuum and I sucked the keyboard for several minutes with very high level vacuum.
Then I sat with a hair dryer on cool setting for maybe 15 minutes, directly on keyboard upside down in my lap. Powered up, it appears completely fine! Gray screen eventually turned to my login page. Try vacuum and cool hairdryer tricks, the worked for me :.
Thanks, laptop angels! It got pretty soaked before I discovered it the next morning. After shaking a few tablespoons of h2o out of it, it was as dead as Jesus. Halleluiah, God lives! The Mac started right up the next morning 10 hours!! I spilled an entire cup of water on my MBP the screen did not shut off at all and it was making weird noises, I unplugged and turned it off I turned it upside down on a towel after I dried it off, and when I looked at it the caps lock key had the light still on.
I really would like to have it on today as I have a major assignment due. My MBP is my everything. My whole life depends on it. I use it for work and accidentally spilled a cup of tea onto the precious thing. Never have I been so disappointed in myself. The liquid seeped in almost everywhere, keyboard, the back of the keyboard …god knows where else. In a state of panic I immediately took the cable off and turned it upside down onto a towel. Stupid enough I tried to switch the MBP again.
My cat spilled whole coffee on my Mac Pro, I turned it upside down right away and used the fan method smaller fan in laundry basket without the tower. Ten days later, it turns on. When I rebooted it the question mark folder shows up and I used Apple Hardward Testing info, holding the D button while booting up.
Now it worked except the wifi, maybe it busted. Any tip?! Thanks by the way. I spilled water on my bed while sleeping, the water traveled to my MacBook Air and entered through the bottom. I found water in most of the plugs, and where the screen and keyboard meet.
Should I wait it out with the upside fan method or just throw it in rice?! I spilled a whole glass of water on my Macbook Pro today. I used a hairdryer to blow on the vents to try to dry up as much as possible — note: do not put the hairdryer too close to the keys as they will buckle. I sprayed liberally onto the keyboard and vents and dabbed dry the excess. Better safe than sorry, you should let the MacBook dry out completely for 48 to 72 hours, while off, with a fan to be safe.
I pored Coco cola over my laptop today. I first turned it over let most of the water dry out then put it in rice. Thanks in advance. It says use a fan, it does not say to use a heater. You used the Mac when it was wet, it probably short circuited some hardware. You will likely need to take it to an Apple Store to get fixed and repaired. I knocked over a cap of tea on my macbook. Thankyou for reply. This technique worked like a charm and I had no damage.
One day of fan and one day of rice and was perfect. I did get rice in my computer so I had to get the apple store to open my computer and remove it. I was so in shock, I couldnt believe it happened- I am always so careful with my electronics. It went directly on the trackpad and the area around it, also on my keyboard but luckily i had a keyboard cover and I am pretty sure none got in the actual keyboard or the bottom of the laptop.
I ran around for a few minutes trying to find a towel to clean it up…. I dried it off with a towel, a hairdryer and its been turned off since, and I put some rice over the trackpad. I plugged in my charger earlier today and the green charging light came on… but I am unsure if that means if I am in the clear or not. I am going to try and turn it back on tomorrow and will post an update, but I am praying that it still works!
My lesson has been learned.. Right now I have set up the fan thing so I am hoping it is not to late my for Mac to revive. They told me to buy a new one. My cat knocked over a glass of water on my bed next to my laptop that was sitting closed. The worst of it, was this just happened to me oh 3 months ago!!! That time I tried to power on and. I was desperate to see if it worked but also knew to wait. My daughter pushed me to see since it had been almost 4 days.
Well, I am typing on it and I am SO happy it works!!!! Diet coke. Got it turned off and upside down instantly. Used a blow drier for about 30 minutes, and then suspended it over a hot-air furnace floor vent, turned the heat up, and left it for the rest of the day. The computer works fine, but the retina display has shadows and the colors are not right. No fluid got into the display.
If I have to replace this laptop, the savings will pay for much of it. Apples for kids and spouse; it adds up. I will leave it for another few days. Thanks for the advice. This afternoon around 5pm my son lent across me to turn the volume up on my Mac Airbook and in the process knocked a full glass of water all over the computer.
I was both livid and devastated in equal measure! I have to say as I looked at my dead, forlorn Mac dangling upside down with a cheap fan blowing air on it under a crate left behind by the Tesco delivery driver I did not hold out much hope. My son could still be heard sobbing in his bedroom.
Many thanks :. You have 69 hours more of drying to do before even considering turning it on. Please help! What can i do!! My question now is, should I wait the four days and if it works then just keep on using it, or should I take it straight to a repair place because the wine will corrode things?
I wiped them up, and continued. The laptop was fine. I shut it, and put it away, thinking all was fine. The orange light turned green, I opened it and tried to turn it on. Then it hit me…. I have it sealed in foodsaver vacuum sealed bag with 4 silicone packets. It is a work laptop, brand new 6 weeks ago. I am not authorized to send for service, and must try to mitigate the damage on my own if at all possible, but I don't want to risk causing damage either.
Worst case scenario: I don't hand it to tech now, and my delay and attempt to dry it out causes worse consequences. Since I already powered it up and turned it on once, it seems most likely that I already did the damage, and am trying a Hail Mary. The next day, I put my laptop in a box over dehumidifier bought from Home Depot and kept it there for an entire week before trying to turn it in again, and so far everything seems to be alright — even the windows that I had open are still there.
I used comp-pros. I literally tried everything before— putting it in rice, blowdrying it, alcohol, and nothing worked. I ended up paying a couple hundred and these guys had it back to me in 2 days. By this point, I had a little head buzz, and was also drinking a water bottle profusely.
I thought there was no hope. I immediately got on google and started tires search what I could possibly do. Anyways, I left it propped up for about 2 hours until I left. I did that for about 15 minutes and then propped it up on the side of my night stand over night. I made sure my room was stayed cool with cold air flowing through my room all night. I left it like this upside down for the entire day and would periodically blow dry it over and over.
No damage and is working perfectly. Xoxo — happy saving your Mac! Glad to hear you saved your Mac from liquid damage! My savior. My new bae. My everything. Life was over as I knew it. I dried up all the wine I could see with a towel and decided to put it in some rice. I grabbed a garbage bag and put a whole bag of rice in it. I set my computer up like a teepee inside the bag. I sealed it and prayed.
Four days later I opened it and tried to start it. It was the most magical moment. I will let you kneow! My daughter spilled about an 8 ounce cup of water on my MacBook Pro… pretty much the keyboard and trackpad was doused.
Acting on instinct at the time, I flipped it over, dried it down with a shamwow while holding upside down, rested it upside down on lots of paper towels, then found this site! Set it up on a metal woven fruit basket with a fan underneath no towel about 4 inches away, for 3 days.
Turned it on this morning, worked perfectly! I have spilled one glass of water on my macbook pro retina about a week ago. I just put 3 large bags of silica gel on and above the keyboard area and put it in a bag for 48 hours. Of course, I cleaned all of the water before doing that by holding it upside down for one day.
I observed that silica gels are able to absorb all of the moisture if you put the computer in a closed system. I read so many stories and advices, but from by experience putting silica gels on the keyboard area is the best way to get rid of all of the water.
The only problem was some of them stuck in the gap where the screen and keyboard connects, but it was easy to remove them with the help of a stick. I watched a 2 hr 48 min movie on my MacBook Pro yesterday evening, and realised at the end of it that a tear or two had probably spilt onto the trackpad. The cursor was erratic and the trackpad rather unresponsive.
That is when I came across this post. I have followed all instructions, beginning with the advice to switch off and disconnect from power, then flip. I literally bought the Mac with my only savings. I also need to travel to a dangerous city in Asia for my work for 1 month in just 6 weeks time, and am really wondering if its a good idea to travel with my MacBook Pro given it seems so sensitive.
I had no issues whatsoever with my iBook that I used for 7 yrs and took into the field with me. My MacBook appears to be back in commission after the screen blanked out yesterday, and i decided to try the Step 6 technique to resurrect. I acted very quickly and turned it upside down imedietly and turned off the laptop. I left it to dry for a few hours then checked the keyboard and worked perfectly fine. The problem is this time it was a coffe with milk and some sugar and I took the same procedure and it seems to work perfectly fine and left it to dry for a while.
Spilled milk on my macbook pro, I turned it off, upside down and tried to suck the liquid with a vacuum cleaner, waited something about 32 hours to turn it on again. It is working but some keys are really hard to press. Used blow dryer instead of fan as we did not have and it worked.
Blow dried with inverted keyboard as per instructions. Kept blow drier at good distance so not to damage components with heat. Tapped while blow drying to displace any residual water from spill. After about four hours of drying to trying to plug in, finally got a charging light. When light went green, it turned on.
I have a repaired macbook air A after liquid damage but i need to have the liquid indicators white again. I tried bleach, no luck. How can i change the 2 indicators on the SSD back to white or how do i replace the indicators?
Im desperate guys! So i flipped it upside down to dry out and shelved it away for a good 10 days. Next time i turned it on, it worked perfect. My scenario seems different than anything I read. I stupidly unlike the vast majority of smarter users here -tried to power it up after wiping it down. I wanted to cry-I just got it back from recall 2nd repair in 4 months -but it was working like factory.
In any case, when I wentto power it up or opened it was white screen and the fans were very loud. Then it powered off and has been off since. Best Buy suggested the same in terms of rice for keyboard to accelerate drying and waiting at least a week. They suggested the initial white screen may just be because of the short circuit in the early stage.
I was hoping because windex has ammonia it would dry quicker? Mine is open right now with the rice on the Keyboard. I was so nervous, I kept turning the laptop upside down without turning it off. I let it dry about 1 or 2 hours until i read this article, than i dried it upside down like you did!
I just spilled a glass of water directly on my MacBook Air last Friday night. The water seeped in through the keyboards, and the device automatically shut down. At this point, I realized the power cord was still attached; that was ripped off in my state of panic. So I frantically searched articles to revive my poor darling Delores my MacBook Air and came across this method.
I recreated it and waited. However, I also made an appointment with Apple through the advice of a chat representative. The following day, I ventured across the city to the Apple Store. I opted to give this method a chance. I mean, what was to lose? It is now Tuesday, and I decided to power my MacBook on.
Thanks to Paul Horowitz, who shared this article with masses. My life was made infinitely better today. Just did the upside down thing after spilling a water bottle on my air. So my daughter did a little baptism for my MacBook Air.
I freaked out but managed to force a shut-down, the Mac had a mind of its own moments before the shut-down.. It was making all kinds of funny noices. I wiped it with a towel and stupidly tried to power it on. Of course it failed to power on. Then I stumbled on this forum using my phone, read the bit about flipping the Mac facedown on a towel…and I did just that but without the fan or rice.
I kept on reading the comments on the thread while I waited and my heart broke at the suggestion of a 3 day wait. As I was pondering the fate of my Mac…and pending assignments, I heard the start-up chime and saw the apple insigna lite up…after about 30mins! I did not even have to power it on, it booted on its own!!!!
But I can sleep-easy.
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