MacBook Pro 13" Touchbar Water Spill!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danf747, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. danf747 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2019
    Okay, I broke the cardinal sin of storing a water bottle next to my laptop. I know, I'm an idiot... but please help.

    The laptop was off when the water spilled, so I'm hoping the fans didn't distribute any of the water too far. I made sure it didn't turn on 100% until it was dry the next day (auto boot was annoying... off now)

    So day 4
    It turns on and works mostly fine, there is a water stain inside the LCD that is slowly drying and looks like it will recover 100%. The bad part, the touch bar is completely unresponsive!!!!

    So my question is, should I open my laptop case to look for and clean corrosion? Will opening the bottom case void my warranty? (I'm hoping the liquid idicators haven't been tripped, can I check these) Is there anything I can do to help the touchbar?
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Take it to Apple, explain what has happened & see what they can do.
  3. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    Wow I'm sorry to hear that your touch bar is having some trouble. I have a general rule to keep water and other drinks an arm stretch distance away, meaning I have to stretch to reach my drink. That way if I spill it I still have some time to quickly move my laptop out of the way of the water. If I keep it right by my laptop and it spills, It might fall directly on the laptop.
  4. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Do you have Applecare+? That covers water damage with a charge of $299 per incident.

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