A fly got jammed in my keyboard, wtfmate :s.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GoGoPoCoSo, May 28, 2008.

  1. GoGoPoCoSo macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so long story short, a tiny fly got caught under the "1" key on my Blackbook keyboard and it died under the keyboard. It is damn near impossible for me to take it out, so do I just leave it there to rot? Will its decomposing affect the keyboard in any way in the future?

    Yes, I can see a lot of joke posts coming, which is fine by me, but hopefully one of you will at least give me a reasonably serious feedback:(. Thanks.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Try popping the "1" key off and spray some Gas Duster in the area, but do everything possible to get it out, if you're not able to get it out the Apple Store Genius should be able to get it out in no time. Good Luck.
     
  3. GoGoPoCoSo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems like these keys can't just "pop" right off. Do I just pry it off or what?
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Pull with your fingernail (not a screwdriver) on the upper left corner and when you hear it snap out slide your finger to the middle left and pull it up there as it is connected on the right side. To reattach just place the key, make sure its centered, and push straight down. :cool:
     
  6. Jaschr macrumors member

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    I wouldn't. Do like the other guy said and take it to the Apple store.

    Nevermind
     
  7. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Use a piece of sticky-tape (3M Scotch Tape or so), push one of its edges beneath the key and try to lift the dead fly out.
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Give it a shot; I've taken every key off of my keyboards for cleaning purposes and they've all been replaced without incident. Clean away! ;)
     
  9. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    How about suctioning it out by vacuum cleaner? Do you have one of those cleaners that are designed to clean electronics? Or maybe blow it out with one of those cans of air.

    If it got under there by itself, it should eventually come out.

    BTW, bugs dessicate, they don't rot. The fly may shrink as it drys, which means it may rolled or blown out.
     

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