Dropped nutella on Macbook Air keyboard

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  1. archer87 macrumors newbie

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    i accidentally dropped nutella on my macbook air yesterday. i immediately wiped everything and my keyboard, trackpad etc is in perfect working condition.
    i even left it off overnight to dry off.
    the only issue is that i can still see traces of chocolate inside some of the keyboard keys, and a little bit, maybe like a drop between the trackpad and body.
    what should i do now ?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Ask Genius Bar service as soon as you can, and request hardware check.

    You may need to pay for it.
     
  3. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Use water and soap to remove the remaining Nutella. A dishwasher works too.

    Jk. As the poster above said get a genius appointment to have them check it out.
     
  4. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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  5. grockk macrumors 6502

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    i would disassemble and clean but if everything is working then you can just leave it dirty. It may migrate further into the machine as it heats and cools but keyboard has a plastic sheet under it above the logic board and battery so that is doubtful to be an issue. The trackpad removal seems easier and may be worth it to clean up.
     
  6. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    haha get some bread wipe it on top and eat it.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure what I'm more disgusted at.

    The fact you were eating over your laptop, or that you enjoy Nutella.
     
  8. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what I'm more disgusted at the fact you don't like Nutella or the fact you don't like Nutella! :p
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    OP, time to edit the thread and start a poll about Nutella. I fear I've opened a can of worms here.

    (which would still probably taste nicer than Nutella)
     
  10. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Boy don't make me angry haha
     
  11. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    All seriousness do some of the mentioned above. Or get like a wet wipe or something and something that can go under keys to help clean the underneath? That could help
     
  12. MacBoook160 macrumors 6502

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    Gentle use of Q-tips might help here. Slightly damp, without excess pressure. I don't think it's standard use, but it works for me!
     
  13. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I suggest using Blu-Tack (and maybe wooden cocktail sticks to dislodge any really stuck-on bits).
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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    Get an ant colony and set them at the leftovers.
     
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  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    Serious comment for the OP: if you decide to try using a vacuum cleaner (which I don't think anyone has suggested), be really careful. I once sucked several keys off a high-end Dell laptop using the hose end directly on the keys (rather than, say, using the dusting brush).
     
  17. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I can't imagine a vacuum cleaner would help with something as sticky as Nutella...
     
  18. Porco macrumors 68030

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    Yeah… also vacuum cleaners can often introduce static electricity to your computer, of which no good will probably result. So best not do that for numerous reasons. If OP wanted to try air to shift any bits of debris, you can buy cans of compressed air specifically designed for that kind of thing.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    I agree - I wasn't recommending it, more cautioning against it.

    But in this case, the OP would just blow the stuff further into the machine.

    There is a lesson here... ;)
     
  20. krishmk macrumors regular

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    I replaced the keyboard on the 2011 Mac air.. not that difficult. You should look at videos on fixit and try to clean the keyboard and see if that fixes the issue.
     
  21. K4LK macrumors 6502

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    It is good, however look at the label sometime. Calorie count is huge.
     
  22. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Don't look at the label :p rookie mistake
     

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