Cleaning under my MBP Keyboard

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  1. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    Ok...I did it. I knew it was going to happen. But certainly I'm not the only one who has ever done this...


    I spilled pop on my computer...:(


    My computer is still working as well as it did before the spill...but the keys are starting to stick (almost 24 hours later). I need to know the proper procedure for cleaning underneath the keys on my keyboard. I've successfully taken the affected keys off but I am not quite sure what the proper way to clean is.


    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. S2NINJA macrumors member

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    if your computer still works you're one lucky guy!

    try popping off they keys on your keyboard and clean + dry them thoroughly. (maybe put all your keys in a light soap + water mix and shake them in a container, then make sure u dry them VERY well...)

    here's a link with some instructions on how to replace individual keys: (download the pdf)

    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-Keys---Individual-Key-Keycap-p-16753.html

    I hope it works out! Good luck!
     
  3. mikelong622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ugh...this is gonna be a tedious project...I guess it'll teach me to put my cap on my Sprite from now on!


    Or maybe this is what I need to stop drinking pop all together!!!
     
  4. mikelong622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas of what to use to clean it...i pulled most of the keys off and tried using a moist q-tip (just water) but they still seem a little bit sticky. I read somewhere that Windex worked well.
     
  5. S2NINJA macrumors member

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    Dish soap? (I have Dawn). Just use a bit. Windex seems harsh b/c of ammonia.

    You will probably have to clean the keyboard surface of the the laptop itself. No clue as to what the best method for that is though. (Isopropyl and a q-tip?) Just do a quick google. I'm sure you'll find something.

    Hope this helps.
     

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