Expel water from your Mac

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For most electronic equipment, water can be a deadly enemy, especially when we talk about smart devices. It is important to be prepared and know how to act in these moments, because you never know when you may find yourself in such a situation. Today we will try to explain how to expel water from your mac.

Surely you have ever been through a similar situation and you have not known how to react, water, soda, coffee, there are many possible culprits that can do a lot of damage to your computer, if you want to know how to act next time, you should continue reading.

ambient conditions

laptop in the poolLet’s start talking in an indirect way. For your Mac to suffer damage from a liquid, you don’t have to directly spill a glass on it, there are more subtle ways.

have the device on unfavorable temperature and humidity conditions can affect it. Apple recommends using or storing Mac computers in a temperature between 10 and 35 degrees Celsiusit also specifies that humidity should not exceed 95% non-condensing.

In other words, The rain, no matter how fine it is, can do great damage, something quite evident and perhaps obvious; along the same line, the fog can harm your Mac.

Another subtle form of moisture damage could be storing your gear in a backpack with some poorly sealed container of any liquidif the liquid in question is frozen or very cold, even the airtightness of the container could be useless. A container with sufficient insulation capacity should prevent these problems.

when it gets wet

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Now yes, let’s talk about the most obvious cases, such as that you dropped your laptop into a toilet, or that coffee spilled on it while you were writing a novel in a Starbucks. If your laptop experiences any of these accidents, be sure to follow the steps below.

  • leave it off, don’t turn it on, and if it stayed on even after soaking in hot coffee, turn it off! Considers don’t turn it on for a few hoursa day or more, depending on how big the soak was.
  • Out wires! Remove everything connected to itcharger, accessories of any kind, headphones, storage disk cables.
  • Put the team in a dry surfaceleave it alone rest on a cloth or absorbent clothany fabric will work as long as it is dry and clean.
  • try dry it with a cloth or paperavoid papers that are too smooth that leave pieces anywhere, or you could create another problem for yourself.
  • Avoid applying heat to the Mac or you could do more harm than good.
  • Wherever you decide to leave the equipment resting, try to get some sunlight; without going overboard, don’t fry it either.
  • Throughout this process, avoid shaking or moving the computer too muchor you could help the water that got into it do more damage than necessary.
  • Put it in rice, we leave it to your consideration and judgment, personally I think not so effective as they say, and you may end up damaging your Mac; also how do you get such a large piece of equipment into rice without damaging it?
  • instead you can place the Mac in a V shape upside downso the water (or any liquid substance) will drain through the keyboard.
  • If you think the accident was too serious to trust a random from the internet, you should go to the Apple Store, maybe the problem is more than these tricks can deal with.

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after a while

If hours have passed since the dip and your computer is completely dry, maybe it wasn’t that bad, you could try turning it on; yes indeed, avoid connecting it to the currentat least in the first instance.

Do Macs support liquids?

Between the input ports and the keyboard, Mac devices they lose any possibility of being resistant to liquids or dusts.

Mac warranty against liquid contact

It’s sad but… the guarantee does not apply in any of these cases, in fact not even on phones where it is a more common problem. In other words, you will have to pay for any repairs to damage resulting from an accident of this type.

I hope I’ve been helpful. If you think I’ve missed something, please let me know in the comments.

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