A few drops of water spilled into Macbook's keyboard. What do I do?

thebigmeowski

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Apr 8, 2013
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Hello, please excuse the hassle, but I have no idea what I should do. I was cleaning my screen, and a few little drops of water fell into my Macbook's keyboard (near the F5, F6 buttons). I turned it off, cleaned it off as much as possible, but I did not blow dry it or anything. I just turned it back on, it functions as normal for now, should I do something more or should I just leave it as that? Thank you a lot and again sorry, I know these kind of threads happen from time to time and I read a couple of those, but most of them appeal when you seriously spill sth inside and there were like literally a two, three drops and I hope I managed to clean the most of it off before falling down (but we know its all a question of miliseconds...) :(.
 

johnnnw

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Feb 7, 2013
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I'm sure you're fine. If it was literally a coupe of drops I wouldn't worry.

It takes a good amount of liquid to set off the sensors.

If every things fine forget about it :)
 

thebigmeowski

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Apr 8, 2013
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I'm sure you're fine. If it was literally a coupe of drops I wouldn't worry.

It takes a good amount of liquid to set off the sensors.

If every things fine forget about it :)
Thank you very very much for your quick reply! :) And again, sorry to bother you all! I thought there may be some "tricks" to perform apart from what I already did (if sb knows some I'd be glad to know, though ;) ). I will try to monitor situation then...
 

johnnnw

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Feb 7, 2013
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Thank you very very much for your quick reply! :) And again, sorry to bother you all! I thought there may be some "tricks" to perform apart from what I already did (if sb knows some I'd be glad to know, though ;) ). I will try to monitor situation then...
Besides praying it survives after water damage the only real "trick" is the rice thing, but that won't help in your situation of only a few drops.

Just hope it all is fine :)

It's too late now but next time or something I would of waited a day or so before turning it back on but oh well.
 

colinreid

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Mar 24, 2013
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I just broke the screen on the MBP...I didn't realise that the USB cable was caught between the screen and the keyboard until I closed the lid and was like damn!

I've had this for 7/8 months and I bought Apple Care, do you think they would replace the screen or get a new one If I called In?
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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I just broke the screen on the MBP...I didn't realise that the USB cable was caught between the screen and the keyboard until I closed the lid and was like damn!

I've had this for 7/8 months and I bought Apple Care, do you think they would replace the screen or get a new one If I called In?
Apple Care does not cover accidents, only warranty cases. You will have to pay for repairs yourself.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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That's rubbish..Wonder how much that would cost.
About $300-$600 depending on how charming you are.

They could even like you so much it'll end up costing nothing.


(Also you should create your own thread next time.)
 

0dev

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Dec 22, 2009
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A few small drops won't do anything. I spray grapefruit juice over my MBP all the time just by eating grapefruits while browsing and I'm all good.

Smashed screen guy, can you claim on your home insurance?