How do you clean a unibody?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by imotox, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. imotox macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Ok, so being a college student my 2009 15.4" Unibody Macbook Pro has a lot of dings and scratches though that's not really a problem. The problem is that a while ago I had accidentally spilt beer on my laptop. I dried it up, and it works fine (the keys don't stick or anything) though it still smells strongly of beer. I want to know if there is a way that I could clean it so that it no longer smells of beer. It gets pretty bad when I'm playing a game while under bootcamp and the laptop heats up.

    Any ideas? :confused:
  2. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    Open your mac up and replace the keyboard--cleaning as you go.
    I realize you said that the keyboard is working, but I would replace it anyway as that is where most of the beer smell is likely coming from (assuming you spilt the beer on the keyboard as 'normally' happens).

    link to parts and fixit guides
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Or you could pop off each key, so it can be cleaned underneath. Once it's all cleaned up, I would invest in a keyboard cover.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California

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