Cleaning under keyboard for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benneh, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. benneh macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2006

    I noticed there are some dust/crumbs/junk underneath my keyboard (i think an ant crawled in and got heated to death...). How should i go about cleaning it?
    The gaps are too small for a keyboard vacuum cleaner thing...

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I would try some compressed air (DustOff kind perhaps). They come with a small plastic tube which should be able to get in there. Try pressing down on an adjacent key to expose the underside of the dirty one.

    The keys are snapped on, but I personally wouldn't deliberately pop them off unless absolutely necessary. There's a risk of breaking either the key cap or the base part. I'm assuming the MBP keys are the same as PB G4's - I haven't had one pop off the MBP yet to tell for sure.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    The way I used to clean my keyboards (used to, because I got an iSkin) is to take a card of some sort and run it between the keys then compressed air to blow out anything the card didn't get.

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