MacBook keyboard problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theman5725, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    What did you clean it with? It is possible whatever you used got into the keyboard and fried something. Also how were you removing the keys on your MacBook? That would take a certain amount of disassembly.
  2. efp722 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    you could always just use a usb keyboard...or you could just suck it up and take it the apple store and pay an arm and a leg to have them fix it
  3. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
  4. Snowcat001 macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Just for the info: DON'T use any tissue-like things to clean the internals of a computer, static electricity will mess your electronics up! The best to do if you want to 'clean' something inside is something that blows air at acceptable pressure. Also don't touch to much electronics, you might cause corrosion effects..
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Agree with this.

    I wish I could merge all the "I took apart my keyboard and can't put it back together"-threads for the MB into one large thread. Each time I see one of these threads, it's the *same* problem: for whatever reason, someone decided his Macbook keyboard needed to be taken apart and cleaned, and now said someone can't restore proper placement and function to all the keys. I've yet to read a thread where this turned out well.
  6. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
  7. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
  8. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    You might try Keyboard Maestro, but I have no idea how well that would work.

    What you need now is a new topcase, which you can get for around $50-100 on ebay. It is dirt simple to replace.

    Just out of curiosity, do you have a white macbook or a black one? If you have a white one, I have a spare topcase that I could sell you for a quite reasonable price (i recognize that you are in need) since I have no use for it.

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