As soon as you spill something on your machine you should stop using it! Turning it on will make it worse; electricity and water cause corrosion like the board in the picture. Even when damage is this extensive, we can repair it, but it is best to minimize damage.

If you are comfortable doing so, we suggest you pull out the battery. Do not try to turn on your MacBook because turning it on can cause a short inside the MacBook and make the water damage repair much harder.

We also suggest that you don’t plug your MacBook into the charger after you have exposed it to water. Charging your MacBook in this state will also short-circuit it, making water damage repair very difficult and could also damage some of the internal components of your MacBook.

Just bring it into Trek PC in Vancouver and we will have a look at it for you. Our initial diagnosis of the water damage (or any other kind of diagnosis) is free so you have nothing to lose by bringing it in.