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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bluevabank, Apr 1, 2009.
How to disassembly apple wireless keyboard ? spill some milk, some of the keys want work,
First off, is it the new aluminium thin ones, or the older white/clear plastic ones?
ups sorry.... new one aluminum with out a numeric keys
I'm not sure if I would recommend it, but I have read on here of people who have put their aluminum keyboards in the top shelf of their dishwasher at the lowest temp setting. And they claim that once you let the keyboard dry out it works like a charm.
I've never spilled anything on my wireless keyboard yet so I haven't tried it yet to verify if it works or now. And I know that some people wouldn't feel comfortable putting and $80 keyboard in a dishwasher.
Search the forums and you should be able to find threads with similar stories.
I will see what I can find for you and post links if I do.
EDIT: heres a link to the one specific about putting it in the dishwasher
sticky keys on aluminum keyboard
You can also clean individual keys. The contacts seem to be sealed and water shouldn't damage them. If they key is sluggish because you committed the sin of keyboarding while drinking Pepsi or something, and spilled it, its the hinge mechanism that needs to be cleaned. The rebound is from a compressible silicone (or something) rubber nipple on the circuit board that makes the contact. Pry off the sticky key carefully from the top with a thin jewelers flat blade screwdriver. Don't push it more than a mm beyond the edge. Use water on a paper towel to rinse the sticky soda from the plastic on the key and the hinge, blow it dry, and put the key back on, first hooking its bottom up facing L-tabs under the tiny widely separated plastic pins, then press down its top (with the narrower spaced down facing u-tabs) until you hear a click. Bingo, done. I don't know if this will work on a wide key.