Do MBPs have sealed keyborads?

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

  1. spitfire999 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    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.

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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.


    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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