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How to make sure all the water is dry after a spill?

I spilled a fair amount of water on my MacBook Air and was quick to flip it over. I grabbed a towel and dried off as much as I could. I left it on a towel over an air vent blowing cool air overnight but I don't want to try to turn it on until I'm sure all the water is dry.

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What should I do after I spill liquid on my device? though with the battery still in it damage may have already occurred.

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You should defenitely shut it down. And put it backwards on some kind of item (like pillow). And leave it there for coupe of days. You should defenitely pray also.

Note: My Macbook Air 2013 11” got out of it. It was slow, until I took ssd out and put it back in. Also, for some time in the year of the accident happened it did not turn screen on either (for me, it did not).

It is kind of russian rulette, if your mac comes out of it. Sometimes it just fails and it does not work.

It DEFENITELY will not be dry after night. You might wanna put it inside rice ( I have heard, it works, but after it is not very usable).

Leave it for like 3-7 days to dry (You will thank me, if you do. At least that it should work)

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Smart not to power it on!

If you have the ability, I would recommend a full tear down of the computer and to let it sit and dry for a few days.

Water in itself is not too dangerous to computers, it is the sitting water on electrical components that causes corrosion, and that is what is dangerous.

If you open it up, pat dry everything, and allow it to air dry for a few days, you should be all set.

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