cleaning under keys on MacAir 11"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by petalino, May 2, 2011.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I had an unfortunate, but very tiny Pisco spill on my left shift key.

    Ever since, using the Air keyboard is very difficult. For now I am managing only with a cheap external keyboard.

    Since Pisco is 40 percent alcohol based, it has mostly evaporated ever since, but the problem persists.

    Is there a way to clean under the keys without voiding the warranty?

    I will go to an Apple Store once back from my travels and hope for the best, but for now would like to try to fix the problem myself.

    It was really a few drops of liquid, but it did its ugly job!!
  2. petalino thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Just wondering.... a lot of people looked at my question, but noone seems to have an answer.

    BTW, my internal keyboard is now completely dead. I am writing this on a USB keyboard.

    If you know anything about key removal without voiding the warranty, please speak up.


  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    liquid spills void the warranty. You've got nothing to lose now by taking it apart and trying to clean it up.

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