Spilled Water on an​ Apple MacBook


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What to do, when you spilled water on MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Water Damage or Liquid damage is one of the common problems in MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. You spill water on Macbook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook and it turned off instantly. What to do now? Follow the instruction below to lower the risk of damaging your MacBook from water damage.

Unplug the charger if you are connected when water damage happening

Unplugging is one of the crucial things to do when you have water damage occurrence on the MacBook. Unplugging the charger will stop its battery from charging. However, unplugging the charger will not prevent your MacBook from water damage but turning off is.

Turn off your MacBook immediately.

Hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the power is off. Let say the power button stop working. Maybe the water already affected the keyboard and keys are not working, worry not! You need to do something to not further damage your MacBook.

Use a paper towel to absorb the liquid that is on the surface of your MacBook and after all the liquid on the surface is dried out. Close the lid so your MacBook will go to sleep. When the MacBook is on sleep mode your MacBook will cut the power to the logic board.

Block all the vent hole and unplug all the cable from MacBook

The vent hole is there for heat transfer from cool air to hot air. The vent hole is the big opening for water to get inside the MacBook. Try blocking all the water from entering from the vent holes on your MacBook.

Remove the battery from the water damage MacBook

Using either pentagon screw or Phillip screw open the back casing of your MacBook. Remove the Battery connector either using a plastic stick or fingernail. And rush to the nearest or expert to clean the logic board and to look for overall damage done by the water.

Will using rice or hairdryer work?

Do not use a hairdryer on the keyboard of the MacBook. Hairdryer uses a higher temperature which will damage the keyboard rather than drying the water from the computer. You can use rice to dry out the MacBook, however, from on-hand experience with customers’ devices with water damage. Rice has barely help absorb the water. The main killer in the water damaged MacBook is the power connection on the logic board.

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Q: My MacBook Pro got stuck on apple logo, Do I need to reinstall MAC OS X on my MacBook Pro?
A: Yes, if you tried everything else to resolve these issues and nothing work. You will need to install the operating system to resolve this issue.

Q: My MacBook Pro is extremely slow, how do I make it run faster?
A: We may need to do the tune-up you MacBook Pro before we come to any conclusion to upgrade hardware on your MacBook Pro.

Q: Wifi on my MacBook Pro says hardware not installed?
A: Reboot your MacBook Pro sometime it will solve issues like this after reboot. If the problem still comes after the reboot, there might be a problem with your wifi card that may require replacement.

Q: My MacBook Pro’s WiFi signal is missing?
A: Check other devices if they all have wifi signal in it. If not there might be a problem with your home modem. If all device has wifi signal beside your MacBook Pro. Reboot your MacBook Pro sometime it will solve issues like this after reboot. If the problem still comes after the reboot, there might be a problem with your wifi card that may require replacement.

Q: My MacBook Pro shows a black screen, what is wrong with it?
A: Make sure you are connected with a charger or your battery has a charge in it. If there is light on the MacBook Pro beside the screen, there may be a problem on your screen, try connecting with external display to find out if your MacBook Pro is turning on or not.

Q: MacBook Pro is dead can I recover my data?
A: Yes, most cases you can depending upon which MacBook Pro you have.

Q: How can I find a model or serial number for MacBook Pro?
A: If you flip your MacBook Pro you will see small written on the bottom, you can find model and serial numbers.

Q: My MacBook Pro shows orange light but does not charge?
A: Try restarting your MacBook Pro and see if it does the same thing again, if not you may either need to replace the battery or there is a problem on the logic board.

Q: My MacBook Pro has to be charged all the time or it dies?
A: Most of the time if this happen problem is coming out from battery, you may be required to change the battery on your MacBook Pro.

Q: I spill liquid on my MacBook Pro what can I do?
A: When Liquid is a spill on MacBook Pro, make sure you unplug the charging cable and turn off the computer if it is already turn off do not turn on. Go to the nearest MacBook Pro repair shop and tell them about your situation.

Q: Keyboard is not responding to my MacBook Pro?
A: If the entire keyboard is not working or some keys are not responding. We need to do a diagnostic either problem is coming from the keyboard or something else.

Q: App does not support, how can I upgrade OS X?
A: Yes, we do upgrade Mac OS X. If you a desire Mac OS X you want to upgrade with let us know.

Q: Can I install SSD on my MacBook Pro?
A: Yes, you can but depend upon what kind of Mac you have. Some MacBook Pro have they have SSD some still have HDD. We need to find out whether on your MacBook Pro we can install new SSD.

Q: My MacBook Pro is slow?
A: You can find out why it is slow. One way you can find out is by going to application/Utilities and look for activity monitor and click on memory and see if any apps that are open taking up computer memory. Sometime some apps may slow down your MacBook Pro.

Q: Do you do a memory upgrade on MacBook Pro? How much it will cost me?
A: Yes, We do memory upgrade on MacBook Pro. Cost depends on what kind of MacBook Pro you have.

Q: Do you fix Broken Screen on MacBook Pro, How much it cost?
A: Yes, we do fix Broken Screen for MacBook Pro. Cost varies depending upon what MacBook Pro you have.