Clean that keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shacklebolt, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    Any advice for how to best clean out the keyboard of my Macbook pro? Normally, I would just remove the keys, but i've been having trouble accomplishing that. Any advice?
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Pop off the keyboard like most other Apple portables and gently shake out the crumbs and such.
     
  3. Chanabra macrumors member

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  4. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    You can't pop the keyboard off a macbook pro.
     
  5. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    Related question: how do you clean a normal, standalone Apple keyboard (eg an iMac keyboard)? Do you have to somehow 'pop off' all those keys too, or can you unscrew the back...? If there's an existing thread on this, I'd be glad for a pointer.
     
  6. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    just a microfibre cloth with a LITTLE bit of water
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I was pretty sure that the MacBook Pros have the same tabs on the keyboard as those on the Powerbook and the iBook. Look between the keys at the top of the keyboard on both ends...
     
  8. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    lol no :p I had a bad expierience once. I popped off a few keys by accident and they suck at getting them back in :p
     
  9. djinn macrumors 68000

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    If you don't feel like taking the keyboard apart, and mind you it is the entire keyboard/speaker cover/track pad, then try getting a keyboard vac or something. Or just like someone said, tilt upside down, hold on tightly, and shake.
     
  10. Kodex macrumors member

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    Only iBooks have pop off keyboards, to remove the KB on a macbook pro you have to remove 2 screws from the RAM cage, this is not a user installable area and you will void your warrenty to remove the KB however. Use a computer safe cleaning spray and a vaccum
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    If you can find a can like WD-40 but with air. That should get fingernails/hair/crumbs out.

    That's why I use an iSkin. It really does do the trick. It's kept hair/crumbs from getting under the keys.
     
  12. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    get that ninja air duster off thinkgeek, or something simular... or just an aircompressor (take it to a workshop or painter, and ask them)
     

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