Plss help. Wet wipes on rMBP 13 trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by unbelievable32, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. unbelievable32 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    So my mum was usng my laptop, and she cleaned the trackpad and around with wet wipes. Does the water make an effect on it/on the edges where the trackpad finishes/where there is a gap. Will it void the warranty/damage the computer? I'm really worried.

    Thanks
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Unless she squeezed real hard on the wipe and a lot of liquid seeped in I would not worry.
     
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    I read this as 'Piss Help' at first. Phew. Glad that wasn't it.
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Highly unlikely, so don't worry about it and enjoy your Mac as intended :)
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I did not even notice. Shame on me lol
     
  6. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't recommend using wet wipes to clean your laptop.

    Same here. I thought this would be the first time I've seen piss-damage to a MacBook Pro.
     
  7. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    haha i thought the same thing...was thinking something else got on the track pad :rolleyes:
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Only if she squeezed the life out of the wipe and water got into the crevices.
     
  9. gagecloutier macrumors member

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    I work for an APSP... So not to scare you, but that could be problematic down the road. It really depends if any moisture seeped through the crack around the trackpad because the battery is directly underneath it. I can tell you from personal experience, you DO NOT want corrosion on your battery. Unfortunately with the rMBPs since the batteries aren't removable, the only way to fix a problem that this may cause is a replacement battery/top case mail-in to Apple, which is supposedly a flat-rate fee of $200 (mind you, that's assuming there is NO sign of liquid damage, possibly more in your case).
     

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