The liquid sensors of the Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    After recently hearing about Liquid color sensors embedded inside the macbook pro by Apple, I decided to do some googling about the subject. I found a lot of info and a couple of lawsuits regarding the liquid sensors so I am a bit scare regarding the accuracy of the sensors.

    Really how sensitive are the liquid sensors? I can't find anything regarding how much of a quantity of liquids it takes to set off the sensors so I was hoping some of you guys might know.

    I mean I don't want to have the sensors setting off while I am using my macbook pro on a foggy day. I mean getting my warranty void over that is not cool and because the MBP took a lot of my savings.

    I mean of course I would quickly pack up my MBP if it starts raining, but little sprinkles shouldn't be a problem right?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They're pretty sensitive, apparently. I remember seeing at least one poster here that claims their liquid stickers were tripped from a day at the beach.
     
  3. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm? Now that frightens me.

    So say even little bit of saliva may trigger the sensors then huh. I can see why it is no surprise that law suits are popping up because of the sensors.
     
  4. jay1097 macrumors member

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    The liquid sensors in the macbook pros are not very sensitive. They are located in the body of the machine and will only trigger if there is a spill or you use it in a place with very high humidity (wet sauna). They aren't like the ones in the iphone which are constantly exposed. Unless you spill something on it, I don't think you have very much to worry about.
     
  5. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

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    My buddy spilled a can of beer on his MBP. It shorted out the space bar and when he took it to apple right before his AppleCare was up (probably a year or so after the spill) the fixed it no questions asked. Also replaced his case which had taken a beating as well.
     
  6. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol really hope this is true lol.

    Just a side question, can you use the student discount for Applecare if you didn't buy it with the machine?
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes.
     
  8. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can...
     

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