No worries at all hardly applies to liquid spills on laptops. Should you found yourself in such situation, first, step back, take a deep breath and realise that it is not the end of the world.
Surely, if you have spilt liquid (of any kind, e.g. water, tea, coffee, juice) on your MacBook laptop computer, you’ll be worried because of the fact that a Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops are more pricey to buy. And also sending your laptop to Apple store may come with a hefty price tag which can cause heart palpitations due to unforeseen expense associated with the fixing process.
Take our word for it when we say getting expert help is always better and at times necessary for major issues such as laptop liquid spills
Below we are going to highlight some tips and insights for you to consider just in case liquid has spilled so that your precious data can be protected even after you spill liquids on your Apple MacBook Pro (well any laptop for that matter).
Shut It Down
Before you even think of doing anything else, switch off your MacBook Pro right away. Don’t even waste a second or let any other thought cross your mind before this option. The key is to keep the liquid damaged electronic device away from electricity. Although water by itself will not cause as much damage for the laptop computer, and yet, when liquids and electricity come in contact, that’s a recipe for disaster.
Once again, simply pull the plug off from the wall completely.
The Electronic Fix Pro Tip: do not switch on the MacBook Pro even if you think the water / liquid has not gone inside the laptop compartment. Next:
Detach all items (peripherals, camera, mouse, external hard drive, printer or anything else connected to your device) from your MacBook Pro Laptop. Removing all detachable items is first line of defense against water damage to laptops, keep in mind that for all laptops that has detachable battery, that must be taken off first to avoid damage to the battery (which by itself can be pricey to replace depending on your laptop model).
Dry Areas with Obvious Water Damage
Usually, people do this as the first step. But, as you now know what’s more important (unplugging) before drying your Macbook Pro. The trick is to tap dry slowly using a light cloth gently. Excessive force will only make the water seep in even more.
Do not use hairdryer because forcing hot air into the laptop is going to heat it which can make the liquid stick harder to the internal parts which obviously will ruin it even further.
Tent Shape It
After patting dry the laptop as much as you can, simply place a large cloth on a table so that it catches the excess liquid, then, stand your Macbook on the table in an inverted V shape, similar to camping tent. If the macbook pro has recently had water spill, you’ll actually see water dripping. Leave it in that position for at least 24 hours (preferably 48 hours).
Seek Professional Advice
Finally, whether you are located in Brisbane Australia, or elsewhere, its advisable to get the help of a professional computer technician to test your laptop for liquid damage before you even turn it back on. Speak with The Electronic Fix experts if you are living in Queensland Brisbane Australia.
Whether you got a question regarding a Macbook Pro or Air, or a particular laptop you are considering repairing, or whether you want to get a replacement of a part. We can advice you as well as repair and upgrade all types of laptop computers in Brisbane, simply: