What to do when you spill liquid on your Macbook Pro.
Follow these 3 simple steps after a liquid spill on your MacBook Pro
Power the MacBook down – Shut off the MacBook as soon as you discover that it has been exposed to liquid! The majority of spills occur when the MacBook is powered on and in use, so you must fight the urge to dry it off and continue working. Do not tilt or roll your MacBook while to get the liquid out while the unit is powered on.
Unplug any accessories – This one is important, some devices send electrical current back to the Logic Board thus causing more damage. Additionally having any hole available so the the liquid can escape from is always a plus.
Dry off any and all external liquid – While it will be nearly impossible for you to dry off any of the internal components so make sure you dry of the outside of your MacBook carefully. When drying of the outer parts of your MacBook, avoid rolling the MacBook around, doing so only cause the liquid to pitch and roll throughout the unit unnecessarily exposing more internal components to the liquid. Finally carefully flip the unit over keyboard side down and allow gravity handle the rest. This will direct the liquid away from the main logic board.
Putting your MacBook in rice may give you a false sense of security. Putting your in rice after MacBook water damage has occurred is said (wish I knew said this nonsense) to dry up the water and prevent any additional damage. Rice does not benefit a water damaged MacBook in any way. My guess is that this was a tactic used service providers to deter people from attempting to power on the device after the spill, if your Mac is in a big bag of rice then your not trying to power it on. we all know that it takes every ounce of self control not try to power your Mac on every hour to see if it has come back to life. Remember trying to power on the Mac after the spill is a big NO NO!