This is what can happen to your Mac if you spill water on it. This is an actual photo of a customer’s MacBook Air logicboard that we are trying to save. The customer who sent it in to us spilled water on his Macbook Air, but was not aware, and continued to use his Macbook Air for weeks.
This is what could happen to your Mac or iPhone if you spill water on it and put in rice for days. Contrary to popular notion, rice does not do much in reviving your water damaged Macbook or iPhone. It might take away some moisture but the water can start to corrode your logicboard. If your Mac can start after a spill, you might be doing some kind of electroplating on your logicboard without realising it can fail to the extent of beyond repair.
Most spills on Macs when sent to us in a timely fashion can be rectified. Don’t turn it on again or you risk short-circuiting it, making repairs harder.
We have successfully repaired almost 100 percent of water damaged Macbook that were sent to us within 1-2 days. Those that were beyond repair were typically because the users continued using them for weeks or months, without realising their Macs were already growing mould.
Do bring your Macbook Pro, Macbook Air for servicing with us as soon as possible after it has come into contact with water or beverages. The success rate depends a lot on the amount of time liquids have been left in the Mac.