How to Repair Water Damage on Your MacBook Pro

Mar 16, 2018
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A liquid spill on your computer can lead to water damage. This can be a critical condition for your MacBook Pro, but there are things you can do to alleviate the damage. Repairing a water damaged MacBook Pro boils down to how savvy you are with dismantling it, and whether you are comfortable dealing with its components.
If you are not comfortable with taking it apart, the following steps will offer you alternatives to help deal with your water damaged MacBook Pro.

Step 1
Turn off your computer and unplug the power cable.
Turning off your computer and unplugging the power cable prevents the liquid inside your computer from spreading harmful electrical current to the various components. Do not power on, do not press buttons and do not charge.
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Step 2
Disconnect anything that's plugged into it.
This includes monitors, mice, USB drives, SD cards, etc.

Step 3
Remove the battery if possible.

Step 4
Lay your computer upside down on a towel.
Putting your Mac in this position lets the water drip out of the ports and keyboard.

Step 5
Take note of what you spilled on it.
What liquid spilled on your computer? Liquids like milk, water or tea do less damage to your computer because they are less acidic. Wine, juices and alcohol are worse, as they contain more acid.

Step 6
Get it to a repair shop as soon as you can.
The more time your computer remains in this condition, the smaller its chances of survival. Take it to an Apple store or repair shop as soon as you can. You should avoid shaking your computer as this could distribute the liquid further and do more damage to your Mac. You should leave your computer off until it is repaired. Turning on your computer means electrical current is moving, and the liquid in it would help magnify the problems that will cause.
 
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