Spilling water over keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aprodigy, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. aprodigy macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    Hey guys,

    what would you do if you spill water all over your new Macbook air i5 keyboard?

  2. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Post on a forum asking what people would do if they spilled water on their keyboard.
  3. Samsumac macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    Bring attention to such an act of negligence to a world audience??
  4. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    Send my laptop to the third person who posts in my thread about spilling water on the keyboard and let him have it free of charge.
  5. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
  6. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE

    Sooooo true..

    Being a mechanical engineer, I'd submit a work request order to some of my electronics, instruments and control systems engineering buddies.. whilst complaining how their systems are just not as robust as the mechanical ones...


    I would not try to turn it on... Let it dry... Using a hair dryer fan might also help...

    But certainly let it dry. Water is a conductor and will misalign the system current causing one or more short circuits and loss of articulated power up/ing...

    Did I mention.. Let it dry...

    I'd leave it over the next couple of days or more depending on the climatic conditions etc.

    Good luck.
  7. Samsumac macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    you are clearly cheating here.....:D

    Leave it to dry for a few days and don't try turning it on... If you have a suitable screwdriver take the bottom off and leave it to dry.. Pray to the apple god as well (that would be Steve :) ) and perhaps you may get lucky
  8. jackrv macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2011
    Hold on, I'm spilling water over my keyboard now. I will post as soon as I exami
  9. SpiffyChee macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2005
    if you have a dehumidifier, stick your laptop next to the intake fan and let it sit there for a day or to.

    I used this trick on my friends laptop that had a fish cooler tip over on it. (don't ask) But it worked great except for not removing the fish smell...
  10. lyrrad721 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2010
  11. Lyndo99 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    the exhaust fan?
  12. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    That actually made me laugh out loud, thank you for that!

    OP, I did the same thing... I got it repaired for like $500 bucks from an Apple-authorized retailer who sent it to Apple to get fixed (I know, confusing) They had to replace a ton. It sucked. I now don't let myself drink anywhere near my computer. My friends think I'm over-paranoid, but honestly... $500... And two weeks without a computer.
  13. still in school macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2009
    whew.. good thing there's Best Buy accidental insurance.;)
  14. PAC88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2009
    open the MBA and bury it in rice for a day or two..
  15. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    I'd call my home insurance company and pay them $200 to replace it.
  16. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    You spilled yours and too embarrassed to admit it?:confused:
  17. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  18. Shoey Peachew macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    Personally, I would drive all the way to Death Valley and try to "Air" it out. :apple:
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    That happened to me a few weeks ago. Fortunately, Apple waived the repair charge, but it would have been a $755 repair to replace the logic board. Accidental damage insurance isn't a bad idea.

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