Should I take apart my MacBook Air to get the spilled liquid out?
December 8, 2011 1:23 PM Subscribe
Spilled a little coffee on my MacBook Air. I've done what I could to dry it out, but should I try and get inside the computer to do further damage control?
posted by charlemagne to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've powered down my 2010 MBA, flipped it upside down, vacuumed out the liquid, disconnected the power source, sitting in a bag of rice, etc. I don't have the screwdriver I'd need to open the machine up, and don't even know if I'd be able to get the battery(ies) out if I had it. It'd probably be tomorrow or the next day at the earliest that I could get one. Should I just leave it to dry for a couple days and forget about opening it up? Should I hightail over to the Apple store, wait in line for 4 or 5 hours, and have a genius open it up to get out any pooled liquid? It was a small-ish spill.
Anything else I should know about handling coffee spills on a MacBook Air that differs from the volumes of advice on handling spills on computers that are easier to take apart? I've read the other threads on spills on laptops, but haven't found one on MBAs specifically.