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How to Take Care of Your MacBook if You Spill Liquid on It

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Accidents happen, and one of the worst things that can happen to your

MacBook is a liquid spill. Whether it's water, coffee, or soda, a spill can damage your MacBook and even cause it to stop working. However, if you act quickly and take the right steps, you can minimize the damage and possibly save your MacBook.

Here are some tips on how to take care of your MacBook if you spill liquid on it:

1. Turn off your MacBook immediately

The first thing you should do if you spill liquid on your MacBook is to turn it off as soon as possible. This will help prevent any electrical damage and minimize the risk of short circuits. If you are unable to turn off your MacBook, force shutdown by holding down the power button for a few seconds.

2. Remove the liquid

Use a dry, absorbent cloth or paper towel to gently wipe away as much liquid as possible from the surface of your MacBook. Do not use a wet cloth or towel, as this can cause the liquid to spread and cause more damage.

3. Dry the MacBook

After removing as much liquid as possible, use a hairdryer or a fan to dry the MacBook. Hold the hairdryer at a safe distance and use a low heat setting to prevent any damage to the MacBook.

4. Let it dry completely

After using the hairdryer or fan, let your MacBook dry completely before turning it back on. This can take several hours, so be patient and do not rush the process.

5. Turn it on

Once your MacBook is completely dry, turn it on and check if it is working properly. If there are any issues, take it to an authorized Apple service provider for repair.


Spilling liquid on your MacBook can be a nightmare, but with quick action and proper care, you can minimize the damage and possibly save your MacBook. Remember to turn off your MacBook immediately, remove the liquid, dry it, and let it dry completely before turning it back on. If you're unsure or feel uncomfortable taking care of your MacBook, please contact us at any time at Mac Speedy Repair.

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