Macbook Water Damage And Troubleshooting Tips
Damage to your electronics could be of any sorts but when it comes to water damage, making sure that your device is safe and can be repaired is the first question you would want the answer to. Well there are less reasons to worry if the water damage was just a mere spill. While Macbook water damage could be due to various reasons, it could also be due to humidity in the environment which might have been accumulated and suctioned on by the MAcbook exhaust fan.
The moisture once mixed with other components and dirt can cause even major damage and this is a very common occurrence in older macbooks. In case of water damage, there is not guarantee your machine should start working upright but with certains caution actions you might be able to troubleshoot this.
1. Check for water damage
Water damage might not be easily visible in your macbook, but signs like a dysfunctioning keypad and mouse track pad could indicate damage. Check all the ports on your Macbook for any signs of moisture. You can use a Q-tip to check for that along with a sharp and bright flashlight.
2. Turn off once you detect water damage
Since water and electric equipments don’t go along and are meant to be kept separate for a reason, in order to keep it safe and putting yourself or others away from danger, turn off the device immediately. Use a circuit breaker to cut off power in case of excessive water spill. Simple turning off will not do the cause, you should also plug out all cables and write extensions attached to the macbook.
3. Clean the Keyboard
To clean the meticulous areas of your device you can make use of some highly absorbent paper towels or cotton. These can be used with care when you are trying to soak up the water from your keyboard, your trackpad or the ports of your macbook. Since water can easily seep into the keys of your keyboard, in that case, unless you are proficient with handling your macbook keyboard and have operated on it before, it is ideal to get professional repair help.
4. Remove visible moisture
Any signs of visible moisture should not be taken lightly. You should try flipping the macbook in order to see if the excess water can seep out that way. Putting it on an absorbent towel should prove helpful. Other than using absorbent paper sheets, you can use hair dryer as well, but the problem with using hair dryers for drying up the inaccessible areas of your macbook might further push the moisture into the components. Also, possibility of further damage rises with the use of a hot air dryer on your macbook.
5. Before taking it to the Apple Store
Make sure you have tried all you could to dry out the water from all components of the macbook. You can try using various methods like putting the macbook in a ton of silica gel packs or rice. Though there is no such guarantee that these might absolutely work for drying up your device. Give it a day or two to see if it works fine after drying up the moisture. You can only pray that the liquid did not reach your device’s power system or logic board as this indicates your macbook is beyond repair.
The best advise is do not turn on , do not try charging bring it to applefix hamilton 85/a victoria street hamilton for any macbook water damage repair in hamilton new zeland or call 078394111