keyboard cleaning mistake?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chessire, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Chessire macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully someone will be able to help me out. I hae been cleaning my keyboard for the last couple of hours. After watching a ideo on YouTube i started prying off the keys to get under them as they are isibly dirty underneath. i was using damp Q-tips. Now the right arrow and the \/ and the comma don't work (as i am sure you can see). Or capital i if i use the shift button despite the fact that i haen't touched either of those yet.

    Help?
     
  2. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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  3. Chessire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Obiously.
     
  4. youno macrumors newbie

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    You do realise you've just invented the worlds first illiterate Mac.:D
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Now those answers aren't really helpful are they... :rolleyes:
     
  6. youno macrumors newbie

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    If the keys are completely goosed you could use the onscreen keyboard or try and pickup a cheap wireless keyboard.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  8. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    implying you expect us to be helpful when there are jokes to be made
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Well, I'll be helpful.

    You know those little rubbery-plastic domes underneath the keys? Those need to be right on the contact or the key won't work. So go back and make sure those are on the right spot as they're rather easy to knock off.

    What were your Q-Tips damp with? I'm hoping your answer is rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) and not water...
     

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