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

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  1. thebigmeowski macrumors newbie

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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...) :(.
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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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 :)
     
  3. thebigmeowski thread starter macrumors newbie

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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...
     
  4. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. colinreid macrumors member

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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?
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Apple Care does not cover accidents, only warranty cases. You will have to pay for repairs yourself.
     
  7. colinreid macrumors member

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    That's rubbish..Wonder how much that would cost.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    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.)
     
  9. colinreid macrumors member

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    Damn, I'm from the UK.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So convert it to sterling,
     
  11. 0dev macrumors 68040

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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?
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Can you explain why they should replace something you broke? I also hear google has a pretty accurate currency convertor.
     
  13. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    It probably wont do anything to your Mac.
    Worst case is it might trigger your LSI (Liquid Sensor Indicator)
     
  14. colinreid macrumors member

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    Called In to make an app for next Monday. We will see what the outcome Is.
     
  15. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    They will most likely make you pay.
    I mean you are the one who caused the accident not Apple...
     
  16. colinreid macrumors member

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    That's true. Though I am prepared to pay however much It's going to cost.
     

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