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Old Mar 31, 2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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Removing key from macbook

So I have a piece of glitter stuck under the fn key key of my keyboard, I was just wondering how I go about removing the keys. I tried for a little with a screwdriver but it didn't seem like it wanted to go and I didn't want to push it too hard.

So does anyone know if there's a proper way to remove keys from the keyboard?

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Old Mar 31, 2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Hi - this is for the new slimline usb keyboard - but same procedure works fine on MacBook keyboards.

http://skeltoac.com/2007/10/22/apple...eycap-removal/
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Old Mar 31, 2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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Cheers, I did manage to get the key off, but as for the glitter I only managed to push it into the case. Ahh well at least you can't see it anymore
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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Try a strong/powerful vacuum cleaner - after taking the key off - there are quite a few holes behind the key board and the glitter is better out than in.
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A couple quick sprays of Gas Duster should blow it out, especially somewhere in the keyboard.
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Do Not Vacuum

DO NOT VACUUM computers. It can cause static electricity that can ruin any combination of circuits. I recommend using canned, compressed air. It's only like $5 a can.
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