Aluminium Keyboard cleaning

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Lumca, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Lumca macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have Aluminium Keyboard that I have got with 2011 iMac. It's working great except enter and right shift.
    I have sadly spilled a bit of water with sirup on it around the enter.
    Is there some easy way to recover it? I have found some youtube videos, but they are not good.
    The enter and shift is working but its really sticky from the inside and its almost like glued to the keyboard.

    Thanks for the answer.
    Lumca
     
  2. ilandmac macrumors member

    ilandmac

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    #2
    Look it up and try this :

    Cleaning Old Mac pro wired alu keyboard
     
  3. Lumca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer.

    I saw some post where ppl cleaned the keyboard in dishwasher.
    How does the keyboard isnt damaged after all that?

    It looks like simple water would damage the keyboard.
     
  4. ilandmac macrumors member

    ilandmac

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    The dishwasher method was used with old IBM keyboard built like WW2 tanks.
    That's not the case anymore. However, the alu mac keyboard is somewhat "sealed"
    and I have had no problem using the cleaner I described + the hot water treatment.

    Please be aware that in all stages the keyboard is horizontal, I never lay it flat during
    this procedure. After heavy foaming & rinsing it will drip, make sure it's horizontal and
    standing on one corner. Then you have to let it dry out in a boiler room kind of place where the
    temperature is around 40 Celsius, upright askew with only one corner touching the window
    sill or what not. 3 to 4 days should do it.

    ilandmac
     
  5. Lumca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the answer!

    I will try one of the methods. :)
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    when you say "horizontal" you actually mean "vertical". Horizontal is it's normal position for typing when sitting on a desk.
     

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