Eww! Removing gum from the bottom of the keyboard...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cosmoed, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. cosmoed macrumors member

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    I left my nephew unsupervised and well... lets just say I came back and "Good Will Hunting" was stuck to the bottom of my keyboard. A huge chunk of gum.

    None of it got in between the screws or keys, just on the flat plastic part. I removed most of the gum but how do I remove the rest of it without scratching or leaving it sticky?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I've heard of two solutions: freezing it (makes it easier to get off) and peanut butter.

    Thankfully, I've never had to use either of those solutions.
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Ouch. Hmmm... well take a damp Q-Tip and kinda try and get it off that way..


    That sucks man..
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Try ice, harden up the remaining ice and then scrape it up with a towel or somthing. Also this stuff called Googone and it works pretty well although it smells really strong
     
  5. mklos macrumors 68000

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    LOL...Thats too funny! :D

    Take an ice-cube and see if you can make the gum as hard as possible and then try and GENTLY pry it off.
     

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