iMac keyboard keys sticky

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iaddict, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

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    Okay, it's my clumsiness that's gotten me into this. Last week I spilled what seemed to be a small amount of coffee (black, nothing added) on a small area of my keyboard. I turned it over and let it drain and then turned it up on end to make sure all liquid drained out and then dried. However, now a few of my keys sometimes lock up on me and won't press down easily. Is there anything I can do to restore the way the keys operate?

    Thanks
     
  2. ZunePod macrumors regular

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    Are you sure it was coffee?

    Anyways, you need to get a very small brush, make it damp, take the keys out and scrub the back of the keys.
     
  3. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Do the keys on the Alum keyboard pop off?

    I'm too afraid to try. :eek:
     
  4. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    taking off keys

    Yes, it was coffee, that's what I find strange. Nothing really sticky about black coffee. Anyway, do the keys just pop off? What's the easiest way to get them off? I've never done this so I want to make sure I don't ruin it or make it less usable than it is now.
     
  5. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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  6. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

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    Thats what I thought of instantly when I seen the term 'sticky'.
     
  7. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    lol

    dirty thoughts from some people above

    maybe your coffee was old...........
    maybe it wasn't coffee
    and it was an April Fool's Joke but didn't work out ...:)
     
  8. gerz85 macrumors newbie

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    i had the same problem. just get a damp rag and most importantly, aim towards the floor.
     

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