Water on keypad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ladyrider947, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Ladyrider947 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2015
    i spilled some water on the key pad and wiped it up right away but now the laptop won't turn on or charge...any suggestions?
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Turn it off completely (hold the power button down for 10 seconds even if it seems to already be off).

    Don't try to charge it anymore.

    Maybe leave it somewhere with the lid open and facing down so water can drain out of the keyboard, although if you've already futzed with the laptop enough to see if it would charge or turn on, I don't know if this matters anymore.

    Let it sit somewhere dry for a while and give it time to dry off, maybe a couple days.
  4. MacBoook160 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2011
    This works! A few years ago, I spilled lemonade on my Macbook Pro (which I'm typing on right now). I used a damp cloth to try to wipe most of the sticky off, then turned it over on a towel and left it there for a while.

    It is overheating a lot more than it used to these last few months, but it did survive.

    I have since stopped drinking lemonade.
  5. Ladyrider947 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2015
    Thanks for ideas...trying them now!
  6. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    As a slightly more aggressive drying approach, you could take a couple of pounds of white rice and put the computer and the rice into a plastic bag for a few days. As Motrek said, it may be too late, but it's cheap and worth a try.

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