How to clean macbook keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -::ubermann::-, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. -::ubermann::- macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    i have some questions
    my macbook is almost 6 months old and inevitablily dust, human rests, dirt has acumulated under the keys, i clean PC keyboard some periodically taking away all keys and cleaning them but i cant figure out how to remove dirt from this macbook keyboard, is it even possible or i have to take it to an apple store?
    my second question, i think i have discoloration issue because the palmrest has a stain which i cant remove and it looks dirty even when it isnt, i dont have apple care, will they replace it?
    third, the trackpad is becoming more and more shiny, is it replaced when they replace case because of discoloration?
    finally, the DC adapter sometimes emits a buzzing sound is it normal? it has a fan or something?
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    send it too me. I'll take good care of it.

    Maybe compressed air crap but don't freeze the plastic (?) keyboard. Its been a while since I've seen a MB keyboard but how much crud could you get in there?
  3. -::ubermann::- thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    it is not critically dirty but it surely get more and more as time passes
  4. AlexGFX88 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2007
    When I bought my MacBook Pro, I was offered a plan where I could bring it in and they would clean it for me. I forget how much it was, but it might be worth a show taking it to them. If your warrenty is expired you can take it keyboard out and clean it... I'm sure there are some tutorials on the internet to show you how to do this

    Edit: Nevermind about my warrenty question, I see now where it's only 6 months old. Take it to the apple store and ask about a cleaning plan.

  5. Grakkle macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2006
    I don't believe taking out the keyboard would be a wise idea. For one, it's not even possible to remove it, short of completely disassembling the machine.

    Compressed air, or if you have a vacuum with hose attachment you can suck it off. Dusting with a microfibre cloth will also generate enough static to lift a lot of the crud from between the keys.

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