Is the Force Touch pad sealed for water spills?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hank Meyer, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Hank Meyer macrumors member

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    I just spilled a nickle size drop of water on the edge of my trackpad. Since the Force Touch doesn't really move like the old pad does that mean it's sealed? I wiped it off and shut it off a few minutes later and there were no problems (yet). Just sitting here, worried.
     
  2. entropi macrumors 6502

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    It's not sealed, but it is pretty tight for water to get in I guess?
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    It's not sealed but there are electronics underneath. I believe there's also screw holes below for case fixings.

    A tiny bit of water isn't going to hurt anything though, as a precaution just dry it out and tip it upside down for a few hours.

    If no problems arise initially then it'll be absolutely fine. Electronics are far more resilient to water than people thing, and usually (Aside from premature corrosion, not to worry in your case) if the water bridges an electrical current it'll go BANG immediately, if it doesn't do this then just leave it for a bit and carry on...
     

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