spilled water on macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by atticus27, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I had a bottle of water on my table and it spilled it on the keyboard on my macbook. I shut it off, turned it over, and wiped up the water. Everything works good still keyboard's still working, so is the backlighting on it.
    My question is if I ever have something wrong w/ it and I take it to an apple store will I be screwed? do they have water damage sensors in the keyboard or will apple care cover any future problems w/ it?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    depend where the water went in at.. They do have sensors inside.
  3. ClassicII macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    The older ones dont but the late 2008 models do they have the sensors under the keyboard.

    Take a look here..

    And for a good laugh look here..
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    OMG!! The second video was horrifying to watch. Honestly I was stunned watching that guy pour water on his computer. I almost turned it off, cuz I didn't want to watch...

    This is a good time to advocate for a keyboard cover. I have the moshi. While it will not protect against submersion, it will guard your keyboard from the occasional coffee spills. I am so glad that I have it, it's SO thin, and really easy to type with.
  5. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2008
    To paraphrase the old IKEA commercial...

    You feel bad for the MacBook Pro. That's because you're crazy. It has no feelings. And the replacement MacBook Pro will be much better.

  6. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
  7. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    On the macbooks with excessive thermal paste the water would help dislodge some of the paste and it would move around the board, in time(about 3 months if moved and used a lot) causing it to fail completely.

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