Friday, December 9, 2022

How To Handle Spilled Water On MacBook?

It’s like a nightmare if you have spilled some liquid or water on your MacBook!

But don’t worry, as here are some quick tricks to save your MacBook from further damage. So, keep reading!

What To Do When Spilled Water On MacBook?

If you have accidentally spilled water on your MacBook or MacBook Air, follow the solutions given below to prevent any extra damage.

1) Turn Off The MacBook

If you have spilled water on your Macbook, the first thing you should do is to unplug the charger and turn off your Macbook.

By unplugging the charger, you can stop the flow of current to you Mac and prevent any short circuit or additional damage.

To turn off the MacBook, click on the Apple Logo and select the Shut Down option.

If you find that the water or the liquid is all over, press & hold the Power button for a few seconds till it turns off.

2) Disconnect All The Peripherals Attached To The MacBook

Make sure to disconnect all the peripherals attached to the MacBook, like headphones, keyboard, speakers, USB device, Mouse, Bluetooth receivers, etc.

By disconnecting these peripherals, you can prevent the liquid from clogging the ports.

3) Wipe The Spilled Water

You can wipe the water or liquid spilled on your MacBook using a paper towel, soft cotton towel, or cotton balls.

Press the keyboard area with the towel to soak the spilled liquid.

This will help prevent it from getting inside and causing more damage.

4) Use a Hairdryer


You can use a hairdryer to absorb the extra water on your MacBook.

You can use a high-speed fan or hairdryer to dry the water.

Make sure you should not apply extra heat with your dryer to your MacBook as this may cause additional damage.

Let it get dry for at least 48 hours. You can turn the MacBook upside down so that extra liquid drips out from the ports and keyboard or wherever you have spilled the liquid.

5) Remove The Battery From The MacBook

If you have the proper tools and know how to open a MacBook, then open it using the tools, open the MacBook and remove the battery.

This will prevent the water or liquid from flowing inside and damaging the battery.

6) Contact Apple Support

After performing all the above steps, you can’t turn on your MacBook then contact Apple Support for further help.

But note that Apple does not cover any liquid damage under its warranty, so you will have to pay for the repair charges.

You can take your MacBook to some near Apple Store and get it inspected there.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

  1. Can a MacBook survive a water spill?

This depends on how much water gets spilled on your MacBook.

If it has not entered much inside, then the MacBook may work as usual, but if the water gets inside, then it can stop working.

  1. How long does it take for water to dry out of MacBook?

If the water entered the logic board of the MacBook and the bottom cover is removed, then the water may take about 24 to 48 hours to dry.

  1. When a MacBook needs servicing after a water damage?

Mac book may need repairing and servicing if the water has caused keyboard or battery damage, then the

The affected parts of the MacBook may also need replacement depending upon the damage caused by the liquid spillage.

Closing Up

So, that is all you can do when you have accidentally spilled water or liquid on your MacBook.

For any further queries, ask us in the comments section provided below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.


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