Help!!! (MacBook + Red Bull = Sticky keys)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbute2k2, May 4, 2008.

  1. jbute2k2 macrumors member

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    So last night I was away from my black macbook......I come back and someone had spilled a redbull all over it....Everything is functioning just fine its just some of the keys are sticking when i press them? Any suggestions to loosen them up?
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Georgia
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    Yes spill some soap and water on it:rolleyes:.

    Seriously though your warranty is done for so you should at least remove the keyboard then the individual keys. Then you could clean it with a damp sponge or cloth, not sopping wet, and let it dry for a day or two.

    Because of all the potentially corrosive materials in the Red Bull I would disassemble the computer and thoroughly clean everything with any residue on it. If anything requires more than a damp sponge you could use distilled or deionized water and let it dry for several days.

    For any amount of water make sure the computer is unplugged with the battery removed and be certain it is thoroughly dry before reconnecting.
     

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