how to take off a macbook spacebar

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by taru91, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. taru91 macrumors regular

    taru91

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    #1
    well my spacebar is sticky because a milkshake spilled. I've been searching google on how to take off the spacebar to clean it but I haven't found anything. Anyone knows how ?
     
  2. mpw Guest

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    The whole keyboard/palmrest/trackpad is a single part, I don't think there's any easy way to remove single keys like on the iBooks of MBPs.
     
  3. taru91 thread starter macrumors regular

    taru91

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    well i found how to remove single keys, but the spacebar is different. :S
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    The spacebar comes off fairly easily - there are 2 scissor mechanisms and two metal u-shaped bars that run the whole length of the spacebar. Comes off if you gently lift at the left edge and the then the other end. Putting it back on is normally a pain but if the scissor mechanisms are installed properly you can see where the two metal bars go and it all just snaps back into place.

    Just give everything a good clean - especially on the underside of the spacebar
     

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