Fix Macbook Pro Keyboard - Liquid Damage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hally231, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Hally231 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I managed to repair my macbook pro mid 2010 13" after a liquid spill incident by replacing the logic board. The keys are a bit sticky even after taking each one off to clean and more importantly the Ctrl key doesnt work at all.

    I understand that you cannot simply buy a new keyboard - instead you have to buy a whole new top case which incs the keyboard, trackpad etc. Ive managed to source a 2009 13" top case so will just take the keyboard from that.

    Will it be a straight forward swap keyboard for keyboard or do i need to swap the conductive sheet and what happens about the backlit feature of my keyboard?

    Thanks for your time x
  2. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    macbook sticky keyboard liquid spill damage repair fix

    same here. quite a few keys are sticky - all works fine though.
    i was considering taking it apart and rinse the keyboard with rubbing alcohol and let dry.

    anyone can comment on that ? is that safe approach ?
  3. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
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    There is no reason why it wouldn't be safe, I would just submerge the keys in a liquid bath, then roughly wipe then dry (roughly so you wipe off the stickiness), and then put the keys in a different container and have then lay under a fan, over heating vent, etc. for like half an hour.

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