One drop of water went into my MBA keyboard, should I worry?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by eszterkovac, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. eszterkovac macrumors newbie


    Nov 23, 2016
    OKay, so this might sound really stupid, but I was watching a movie on my MacBook in the dark and I have a cold. So I bought one of those nose sprays to air out my nose.. Point is when in the dark I was putting back the spray on the table next to me, one very small drop (more like a bubble because of the air in the spray) fell off the bottle's top and right onto my "enter" key. I tried to dab it but a little portion, like 1/4 of that bubble/drop went inside the keyboard. It was very small. Anyways, I turned my computer off for 8h, to prevent any damages, now I turned it back on and everything works fine. Should I still be worried?
  2. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Nope. Ill tell you a story. Years ago I was working a video shoot with my buddy. We were at the beach videotaping swimsuit models, so to say the least we were a bit distracted. Well long story short, a wave came up and took out the video deck we were using and had set on the ground. It died a short time later. We took it to a repair facility. They told us we should have washed it off with fresh water, we might have saved it. Salt water corrodes electronics really fast. Who would have guessed washing off an electronic device was the thing to do.

    You did the right thing. Tuned it off let it sit until it dried out. The whole reason they tell you to do that is so you don't short anything out. You should be fine. I doubt nose spray is corrosive. But who nose.... get it?
  3. eszterkovac thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 23, 2016
    Thanks :) well good thing I wasnt near salt water. I hope it will be fine since the liquid amount was so small
  4. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Water (drinking water) is pretty much innocuous as it doesn't leave any residues while coke, orange juice, coffee, tea leaves tons of it. If you find any residues, wash it out with water, let it try and hopefully it will be fine.
  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    Distilled water doesn't leave any residues, drinking water does.
  6. Kudos6612 Suspended

    Aug 10, 2016
  7. Macgyver1 macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2016
    Glad it worked out, that's nothing to sneeze at. Never heard of nose drops for a Mac, they usually don't get viruses.

    You made all the right moves, powering down and cleaning out. One other step for major spills would be to invert keyboard and vacuume out excess.

    Keep watch on your Mac for sneezing, coughing, and don't forget to take its temperature.
  8. 0x100 macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2014
    for the love of god don't vacuum a computer. If anything, that kills it.

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