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Water spill on trackpad

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Nov 1, 2010 5:45 PM
Today I spilled a bit of water on top of the trackpad. I quickly wiped up as much as possible but am worried if any went in. I am wondering if I need to take it all apart to make sure there is no water in there and that the hard drive, etc. are dry. However taking it apart (as easy as it looks) I know will be a challenge for me (lol), so I'm wondering if I need to do it at all. I know better to be safe that sorry, but I don't know if it's necessary, cause if not, I don't want to do it!

Thanks
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Nov 1, 2010 5:51 PM (in response to Blueskyblue)
    Best thing to do is to shut it off, pull the battery, and leave it alone for a few days if you're not sure. You don't need to open it up.

    Was this just a glass of water? No sugar in there?

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iBook G4 (Tiger); 3G iPod, Blueberry iBook/Gemini. iPhone 4 ^_^
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Nov 1, 2010 5:59 PM (in response to Blueskyblue)
    Shutting the machine down and pulling the battery eliminates the possibility of electrical current flowing through the machine and causing shorts. Letting it sit for a few days allows the computer to air-dry.

    I doubt you'll have issues even if you don't follow my advice--both my iBook and my MacBook have survived little spills just fine (and not just water!).

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iBook G4 (Tiger); 3G iPod, Blueberry iBook/Gemini. iPhone 4 ^_^

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