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Repair information and guides for the minor refresh of the Late 2018 MacBook Air, with the same model number (A1932) and EMC number (3184). This model features a True Tone display and a slightly revised battery.

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Water is trapped in Retina display, is this beyond repair?

Hey guys- my MacBook Air 2019 got rained on last night. Everything works except there appears to be a significant amount of water inside the screen. (I should mention the actual display works perfectly fine, I just pulled up an all white screen so you can see the water) Is this something I can fix or is this beyond repair and needs a replacement? Thank you!

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Hello! I've seen that in some cases on the internet the water evaporates on its own. I just have the same problem and was wondering if it evaporated for you too?


@jazzvega - I wish it was so simple😢

If it where pure water (think distilled like whatever you use for your cloths iron) the sure evaporation might work. But rain water as well as what comes from your tap is not pure! Far from it! This other stuff won’t evaporate, instead leaves a film and some of it is organic! Like molds and algae which will to the mess.

The last issue is a closed container has a much harder time for the liquid to evaporate and the temp is also a factor. So you will need to warm the system a bit to push things along.


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Wow that was some rain storm!

Well, to start with you likely have more wetness inside the main case area so I would disconnect the power cord if you still have it plugged in and you should disconnect the battery until you’ve had a chance to fully check out your system for wetness. I would make sure the rest of the system is good before you worry about the display Ask iFixit: I Spilled Liquid on My Laptop—Now What?

As far as the display its a goner ;-{

Here’s the guide to replace it MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2019 Display Replacement and here’s the needed part 13” MacBook Air Complete Display - Silver, Apple P/N 661-12587

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