Spilled Water on Mac Book Pro 13' Praying for a Bright Out Come.

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Hi I'm new to Mac Forums.

I spilled water on my MacBook Pro today. I have no idea of the amount of water but the scene of the spill is still racing through my mind.

I was watching a Japanese Drama, while talking with my mother I reach over quickly for a water bottle and knocked it over. The bottle is a standard 16.9 fl oz Poland Spring Water bottle. The knock was quiet powerful though, most of the liquid ended up on the table but some landed on the right side of the MacBook's keyboard.

The second the water spilled on it I flipped over the laptop and turn it off. Then i began shaking it profusely allowing some water to escape. While shaking though, i accidentally turned on the computer it seemed to be booting completely fine but i turn it off the second it turned on. the back lit keyboard lit up fine but i have no idea of the keys function normally.

I used a blow dryer on it for a while to remove any more access water. Now it is on a perforated crate with a fan under it. I feel air through the vents so i think its drying it internally.

There are thread about leaving it in a rice container, but i feel as though the small dust/particles can get into the mac's crevices and pose a larger danger.

I am praying my Mac Baby survives.

Keeping this updated. I'm thinking about leaving it off/drying for 2 days or even a week if recommended. I can't afford another computer or a 700$ repair.

If you guys have any advice or your own story please leave them! Any help is appreciated.
 

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Good luck Asami. You have to be careful while watching those Japanese Samurai dramas as they can get quite violent and bloody. As you can see, it almost killed your MacBook Pro. ;).
 
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HAHA you have a good sense of humor.

I was watching a drama about affair(s) :/ I think its a cursed show.
 
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HAHA you have a good sense of humor.

I was watching a drama about affair(s) :/ I think its a cursed show.

Hi Asami - read the 'sticky' link because all of the advice has been given there - you can use a desiccant whether the 'rice' or silica packets; and should not power up for at least several days (or more) - when you decide to turn on the computer, then cross your fingers, say a small pray, and hope - and keep in mind that the machine may work initially and still be damaged w/ a delay in showing problems. Dave :)
 
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A quick update!

I turned on my computer after about 15-17 hours of fan drying; only for a little while to check for obvious malfunctions such as back lit key's not lighting up, speakers blown out or keys not functioning properly.

After my quick check up <1min i found no problems. I think i got lucky with my situation. The computer will continue to dry for 24 hours :)

I saw a couple video's of people disassembling my model of Mac's (2014 mids). I noticed the vital components such as (i believe) the processor, parts of the logic board, batteries, and ram is covered by a sheet of black plastic. I could be wrong but its definitely relieving to know Apple took extra precautions for vulnerable components on the system. Moreover, the newer models keys are embedded into the uni -body tightly, what i mean is that it will take time for water to seep into the computer and because I shook and dried the machine before the water could get any deeper might have contributed to my Macbaby's survival.

I will keep posted for another 24 hours. Thanks for all the support and replys!
 

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Sounds like you got lucky! :) Keep us posted.
 
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Alas sometimes motherboard problems take weeks to crop up. Fimgers still crossed if I were you.
 
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Alas sometimes motherboard problems take weeks to crop up. Fimgers still crossed if I were you.

Hi guys another update:

Im making this post on my MBP. I've allowed it to dry for over 24 hours. Nothing seems to be different it is functioning like before.

But like you said motherboard issues show up later so i will post accordingly if anything goes wrong, hopefully i will not have to.

Again thanks for the immense support and help,i couldn't ask for more in a time like this!!

~Asami
 

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