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How much corrosion is the norm from living in a tropical climate?

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Had a glass of water spill on to my MBP. I took necessary precautions and shut it down, shook water out, propped it up to allow water to drip out. It wasn't a ton. Later I opened it up to inspect and noticed some light corrosion that can't be from a spill that was less than 2 hours before.

I live in a tropical environment and have seen a lot of corroded logic boards here. How much could I expect just from humid climate and salt in the air? Would you brush off a board anytime you found some corrosion or leave a light amount alone? Curious about how those more experienced would handle this.

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Quite a bit - in fact over time it can destroy a board. Cleaning frequently might seem a good idea - BUT - it's also possible to snag and break some components on the board if you are not very careful.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." When possible keep the laptop in a climate controlled (air conditioned) environment, use a laptop cooler or stand, when not in use in a closed container with a desiccant (can be something fairly cheap and DIY like a sealed container with some fresh uncooked rice). Mold can be as destructive as corrosion, so can overheating) In addition see these five tips

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Thanks. That is great information. I have experience with corrosion cleanup so I am comfortable with it, although more often when the computer is demonstrating stress. Never as prevention. I wish a/c was an option... I'm going to mark this as answered but I was wondering if that closes further discussion?

mrvisserplein,

No, anyone who wants to come and comment still may.

machead3,

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