How to save your MacBook from water or liquid damage

How to save your MacBook from water or liquid damage

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Your chance of success depends greatly on the liquid spilled. A glass of water and you might be lucky. If it was a glass or baileys you’d probably be better off downing the bottle.

Don’t be a fire starter

It’s important that you stop anything worse than spilling your drink on your laptop from happening. Stop the spillage and disconnect the laptop from power – carefully. You don’t want to get an electric shock – wet hands, and a wet plug don’t mix.

Next press and hold the power button – again, be careful. If you have something like a pencil handy we suggest you use this to press the power button as it won’t conduct electricity.

How to save a soaked laptop

Follow these steps, and good luck!

  1. Having stopped the spillage and cut the power the next step is to turn the laptop over in a bid to drain the liquid out.
  2. The next step is to remove the battery if you can. Chances are this isn’t an option though as most Macs bought in the last decade will have built-in batteries that can’t easily be removed.
  3. Once the water has drained off grab some absorbent cloth and use it to dab the exterior of your Mac dry. You can also try using a cotton bud to dry any ports and vents.
  4. If you have the necessary tools and know-how, you could open your Mac up and attempt to dry the insides. This will, of course, void your warranty, but since you already did that when you drowned your Mac, that’s hardly relevant anymore. This step is really only for the experts though. If you are able to, then remove the battery, memory, and so on, and attempt to expose the logic board so that you can dry it.
  5. You may benefit from removing and cleaning the keys – especially if the drink is likely to make things a bit sticky.
  6. To help your Mac dry out you could turn on the central heating, or grab a hair dryer, but use a low heat setting and don’t put it too close to your Mac or you may do further damage.
  7. Another option is to sit your laptop near a fan. Just increasing the flow of air will help evaporate the water.
  8. You can also try the rice trick (often recommended for drying out wet iPhones) You need to transfer your damp Mac into a big bowl of uncooked rice and cover it completely. Leave it like that for about 48 hours. Apparently the rice will absorb the moisture. But beware, you may end up with rice residue in the ports.
  9. Once you are happy that your Mac has dried out, you can attempt to turn it on again. If you are very lucky you may find it powers up again and springs into life. If it does we recommend immediately making a back up if you didn’t already have one.

If your MacBook doesn’t turn on, you should bring to the Apple store nearby your place for further checking and diagnostic. They might help you to fix it or find a better solution.

 

Source: Macworld

 

New iPhone XS and XR, what is the fun things using this new iPhone?

New iPhone XS and XR, what are the fun things using this new iPhone?

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Image: Macworld

Design and Size

2018 finds Apple believing that bigger is better when it comes to iPhones. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS is the smallest new phone in Apple’s lineup. The 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max is the biggest iPhone ever, and yet it doesn’t feel too big in the hand because this handset is the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple just got rid of the bezels. It is still comfortable for user using this big screen.

This handset also features a different material, dropping stainless steel for aluminum. And while XS models come in gold, silver and space gray, the iPhone XR is available in black, blue, coral, red, white and yellow.

Display

The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch XS Max boast vivid Super Retina OLED panels , their even brighter than the screen on the iPhone X. The 6.1-inch iPhone XR features an LCD screen, which Apple dubs the Liquid Retina display. With OLED iPhones, it shows the more perfect blacks and wider viewing angles.

Battery Life

The iPhone XS Max packs the largest smartphone battery Apple’s ever shipped. The XS Max lasted around 10 hours (while using).  The smaller XS lasted around 9 hours, which is a bit below. For the best battery life, you’ll want the iPhone XR, which lasted around 11 hours while using it.

Performance

If speedy performance is your highest priority, each of the new iPhones will be just as compelling. The XR, XS and XS Max all feature the same A12 Bionic processor, the industry’s first 7 namometer chip with 6.9 billion transistors.

The phones feature a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU, and the CPU feature dual high-performance cores, and four efficiency cores. Apps will launch uo to 30 percent faster, and feature enhanced, real-time machine learning. You can also expect better AR apps, with 60 frames per second performance and improved low-light performance.

 

 

source: tom’s guide