What to do if your MacBook is flooded?


Convenient, powerful and compact MacBook is the best friend and assistant at work, on a business trip, traveling or just in leisure activities. However, during the active use of the laptop, many often do not think about observing the operating rules, which often plays a cruel joke with the owners. In particular, it is a contact with a liquid.

• How does liquid usually get into a MacBook?
• Primary Rescue Procedures
• What cannot be done?
• Effects
• Service Center Troubleshooting

We all love to drink coffee, tea, beer, wine or just water while playing games, watching movies, surfing the Internet or working at a computer. At the same time, we rarely reflect on the fact that one careless movement is enough for all this liquid to appear on an open laptop, which will very quickly fail after such “water procedures”. Also, in addition to the traditional overturning of cups or glasses, often the cause of corrosion of internal elements, short circuits, swollen batteries and other breakdowns are wet hands that are not wiped off after washing, the laptop gets wet in the rain, and the laptop stays in high humidity (in the bathroom, for example) etc.

Remember, any, even slight contact, MacBook with water or other liquid is dangerous for a laptop! Be extremely careful during coffee and tea parties, and also do not forget to dry your hands before sitting down at the Mac!

MacBook recovery instructions after flooding

If you still flooded your MacBook with water or something else, don’t panic, we’ll tell you what needs to be done to save the laptop and to prevent as much as possible serious consequences from getting moisture before arriving at the service center.

We should not forget that any electronics is not designed for contact with water, and its components (boards, circuits) react very quickly, the count goes on seconds!

So, first of all, you need to calm down, then proceed to resuscitation:

Step 1 . Turn off your Mac as quickly as possible by pressing and holding the power button!

Step 2 . Disconnect it from the network and peripherals (if they are connectedStep 3 . Take paper towels or towels and wipe the liquid as far as possible. Option No. 2 - we turn the laptop upside down with the keyboard and put it open on a towel on the edge of the table (the keyboard lies on the table, the screen hangs).

Step 4 . If you have a screwdriver at hand, quickly turn the laptop over, unscrew the screws securing the back cover, and remove the battery.

Step 5 . We urgently take the MacBook to a service center or call a courier to the house for professional prevention or troubleshooting.