Apple announced the Retina MacBook 2015, model A1534, on March 9, 2015 to launch on April 10. It has a new unibody construction and includes an updated trackpad, keyboard, and Retina display.

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Water drop in the keyboard and its not working?!

I have late 2015 macbook that have water in keyboard!

It was working after I cleaned the keyboard with tissue and I close the laptop

The next day i try to turn on but nothing happens and i try to charge it and nothing happen !

What should i do ?

What could be the problem?

Can i fix it ?

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I have yet to see a liquid damaged keyboard (that has shorted out and refuses to start) be repaired by cleaning with anything. Either the keyboard or the uppercase will need to be replaced. Here's how:

Retina MacBook 2015 Upper Case Assembly Replacement

UPDATE 7/6/18

Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

https://www.apple.com/support/keyboard-s...

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Agreed to much work with little success! Same with damaged trackpads.

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What you need to do is disassemble your device, Retina MacBook 2015 Teardown

and then use isopropyl alcohol to clean it

more details on cleaning it: Electronics Water Damage

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Always use distilled water first! The Universal Solvent! Use isopropyl alcohol as a dryer.

Isopropyl alcohol is not as good in cleaning water soluble materials. It's only the water within it that is cleaning which can be as little as 15% The lower quality alcohols have more water but also have other junk which is why you want to use pure water.

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you can use rice too

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Rice Does NOT help. it will dry it, but the corrosion will still be there.

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open it up and let it dry

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Air drying is not really a good idea! Time is your enemy! The more time the liquid sits the more damage it will cause. Even a glass of water is not pure H2O it has minerals and salts which corrode & short electronics. If it's a soda or juice they have sugars and acids which are even worse!

You need to open the system up and mop up things up. You need to use distilled water to wash down the parts to neutralize the salts and acids and clean the sugars off. Then using 85% isopropyl alcohol over the same areas to remove any fats and grease and to help speed up the drying of the distilled water. Even still you'll want to let the parts fully dry before putting them back together and even then some parts just can't be cleaned fully they will need to be replaced.

Unlike tap water distilled water is pure H2O which can clean things up and won't cause damage.

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