Does anyone know where the water sensors are on the 2016 macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AdventurousJosh, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    So I splashed a little bit of water on the keyboard a while back, and I was going to take my MacBook into AppleCare to see if they can help with these small grains of sand that (somehow even though it never left the hotel room) got into a few of my MacBook keys while I was in Hawaii. I'm worried though, that if the sensor was tripped from the somewhat minor splash (again everything functional) that my warranty would be voided.

    The splash was concentrated on mostly middle keyboard area. Are the sensors able to be read without having to take it apart? anyone have any idea how sensitive they are?


    Thanks!


    Josh
     
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  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They’re called LCI’s (liquid contac indicators) or LSI (liquid submersion indicators).

    While I can’t find any info on their number or whereabouts, here’s the iFixIt teardown. It may be of some help? https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Retina+MacBook+2016+Teardown/62149

    The locations and those change with each new model, and some are sometimes semi invisible to the human eye. Here’s an older example from the 2012 MBP. http://www.iclarified.com/22977/new-retina-display-macbook-pro-has-10-liquid-contact-indicators
     
  4. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh wow thanks! good news! they repaired my mac and didnt see damage and i splashed it good
     

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