Water Resistance RMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Creditcard, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Creditcard macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    A few days ago I spilled a few tiny drops of water (which were still on my hands after washing them :p) on the right speaker of my 2014 rmbp.
    I don't think any water entered the machine because of the low flow rate through tiny tiny holes and I wiped it of immediately. To be sure I've googled some images of the mbp's internals on iFixit and this is what I found:

    Underneath the top part of right speaker (where I spilled) is the IO board for the SD, USB and HDMI connection located. The speaker itself is actually placed much lower than I expected.

    There seems to be some kind of (protective) tape underneath the speaker grille (and keyboard). Does this mean that the MBP in fact has some kind of protection against moisture when for example wiping the keyboard with a damp cloth or small accidents like these?

    Image 1: I/O board

    Image 2: Some kind of tape underneath the speaker grille

    Image 3: Some kind of protective film underneath the keyboard as well

    Let me know what u guys think.

    Thanks! :D
  2. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Lucas Godfrey

    Jul 12, 2010
    Somewhere between Here and There
    Just want to clarify what some of those things are for you,
    The black mylar sheet on the keyboard is for the backlighting to be better spread out and helps prevent light leakage, its not water tight unfortunately.

    The tape across the speakers is a fine particulate filter that helps trap dust but again, doesn't do much against water.

    if it was the amount of water you specified, I wouldn't be worried.
  3. EOB macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    I hope this is a troll post, if not...
    lol... no way in hell it is water resistant. Have you ever opened up an iphone or taken apart any other laptop? As for the speaker area, that looks like a mesh to protect smaller "dust" particles from entering.

    As for the keyboard, that looks like it is part of the keyboard assembly, I recall when I did a re-paste on the cpu/gpu on a Alienware laptop the keyboard itself had an adhesive, due to the lighting of the keyboard that was part of the assembly.

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