Mac Trackpad Water?!? SOS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sid0596, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Sid0596 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2014
    Hello everyone

    I just spilled a tiny drop of water on my mac trackpad. I wiped it off completely but now the trackpad is going erratic and pressing on screen buttons and switching pages - it's gone barmy!

    What do I do?! I've already restarted it once and that didn't help.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Turn off the computer first, you are potentially doing more harm by using it.

    Dry it out for a few days, and see if it returns to normal.
  3. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Had the same issue, and the click button felt very smooshy. After a few eventually it got back to normal, must've dried off.
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    I've done the same thing countless times. I just let it dry and it works after a couple hours... But my trackpad has been super erratic lately so I took the bottom cover off my MBP, took out the battery, removed the trackpad, and soaked it in rubbing alcohol for about 5 minutes. Set it out to dry, reinstalled in my MBP, and the click button felt way more "clicky" and no more erratic mouse movements
  5. x3n0n1c macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2014
    Buy a bag of instant rice and cover the laptop in the stuff for 24-48 hours. This will do a very good job of absorbing any moisture that has gotten under the trackpad.

    If it is in fact pure water then you won't really have to worry about anything getting permanently gummed up, but you do want to remove it asap.

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