Mac Book Pro keyboard disaster

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wellmaxx, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. wellmaxx macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2010
    I found out the hard way when cleaning a sticky shift key on my keyboard to READ THE FINE PRINT.

    I used a Contact Cleaner and no sooner had I finished spraying than not only the shift key but the Z and control keys came off in my hand. Panic!!

    The cleaner dissolved some of the tiny plastic clips on the back of the keys.

    The fine print did say
    Not recommended for use on some plastics.

    Of course Apple want you to buy the complete keyboard(no thanks) but online I found individual replacement keys and am now back up and running.

    The story on my blog
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    haha glad you found a solution, and nice to know!
  3. rkmac macrumors 6502


    Jun 22, 2009
    JAFA, New Zealand
    I had a couple of missing keys, but when my laptop stopped working recently, I got lucky because Apple replaced the whole top case including keyboard :p
  4. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2009
    London, UK
    Lesson learnt - the hard way - but learnt nonetheless - good job you could solve that.

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