Well, this could sound a little funny, but in fact it isn’t…

When you’re working peacefully and suddenly someone accidentally pours nearly a fourth of gallon (near a liter) of water on the keyboard of your MacBook Pro and it turns off immediately, your blood suddenly freezes… but… if you could survive the shock and you heart is still working, ;-) you must act quickly and calm following these instructions to try to save its life:

  1. First of all, if you have it plugged in to the power grid, unplug it immediately.
  2. Flip the computer (while it’s open: DON’T CLOSE IT!), so the keyboard is facing the ground and shake it gently side by side so most of the water can go out of the computer.
  3. When the majority of water came out, dry all the wet surfaces you can find with a microfiber towel.
  4. Close the lid of your MacBook Pro, grab it firmly with both hands (one on each side) and describe a wide semi circle from above your head to your feet, so that the centrifugal force pulls more water from the DVD tray (if there are, so the DVD tray should look to the outside). Repeat this step several times without being abrupt, but generating enough centrifugal force until almost no water comes out.
  5. Afterwards, open the lid of your MacBook Pro, put a towel on a table and put the computer on top of the towel, with the keyboard on the bottom, touching the towel. The monitor should not touch anything, it should just stay out of the table.
  6. Put your hand under the towel and press the buttons of the keyboard, trying to absorb some water it may come out.
  7. When no more water is coming out from the keyboard, close the lid and put the computer upside down on a table and open it CAREFULLY by unscrewing all the screws from the bottom panel. Pay attention that the three screws on the top right part are longer than the other ones. Ta