MacBook liquid spill: This is what happens to your keyboard when you spill coffee on it
Once you’ve spilt any kind of liquid into your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, it’s very important that you turn the unit upside down right away!
Put the unit in rice & take it to an experienced Apple engineer and get it checked out.
Please don’t try to turn it on thinking…
“oh it works, it’ll be just fine”
…that’ll be a really big mistake.
The kind of damage that liquid can do to your Mac could be anything from it needing a light clean up to a replacement of the main motherboard.
If that happens then you might as well buy a new unit!
More than one layer
The MacBook keyboard is made of more than just the keys.
The image above is part of the light under your MacBook Pro keyboard.
Below a picture of one of the layers after the coffee was spilt on this MacBook Pro.
Here’s the back side of the keyboard housing.
See how the coffee has collected under the keyboard?
That’ll make the keys sticky and cause it to stop functioning properly.
Dirt, dust & grime
Some dust has been collected in this unit as it was left for a long time before it came to me for the keyboard repair.
If you need to get your MacBook repaired please get in touch and we’ll setup an appointment today!