Water spilled on my Mac laptop keyboard
… prompted me to checkout what was inside this cute machine.
A small amount of water spill on the keyboard is not necessarily a cause of concern. If it was some other liquid, I would have headed over to the Mac store and hated myself for the hole in my pocket that this silly accident would have caused. Fortunately, it wasn’t as tricky.
Step one: I disconnected the power supply and switched off the laptop immediately. Then I wiped the keyboard using the shirt I was wearing since it was the quickest thing at hand.
Step two: I removed the battery by unlocking it using a coin (you will see what I mean when you see it). Then I removed the hard drive and the two RAM chips. Instructions are printed in the battery slot.
Step three: Using a very fine Phillips (+) head jeweler’s screwdriver, I undid the screws. There were several of them, I was fascinated with the precision, number and the kinds of screws they used.
Step four: Using an old credit card, I took the upper (keyboard) layer off, revealing the beauty inside. Laptops are delightful, and this Apple is much better than the last HP (windows) laptop that I opened.
Step five: After letting it dry for few hours, I took pictures and assembled everything back. This blog post is a testimony that everything is normal now.
Now that I’ve done this (after owning the laptop for about 2.5 years, what a shame!), I am thinking of upgrading the hard drive to 250 or 500 GB and memory to 3 to 4 GB. It seems quite straightforward.