Do MBPs have sealed keyborads?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spitfire999, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. spitfire999 macrumors newbie

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    I work at our university support desk, and the other day we had a girl bring her macbook pro in. The twist is that she did not shut her mbp off and carried it over open in a downpour. Needless to say it was absolutely drenched. Fortunately the computer suffered no side affects.

    I personally have spilled a drink on mine (I proceeded to turn it off and remove the battery) but I suffered no side affects.

    So out of curiosity, do MBs/MBPs have sealed keyboards to prevent against liquid damage? If so, this would be great for piece of mind.

    Ben
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Not really, they can take some liquid and dry out find due to them being constructed out or silicone springs and 3 sheets of plastic.

    But too much liquid and it'll wick up inside to where the traces are or soak the electronics -- if it gets power or a sticky/corrosive liquid it'll ruin the keyboard.

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    But due to them being built thin, you cannot take them apart and fix them like you can a desktop keyboard -- without fatally breaking them.
     

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