Removing keyboard from Unibody MBP to clean vomit off

Ollie Cromwell

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Oct 29, 2006
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A friend has just emailed me to say that one of his nephews has just vomited on his Macbook pro (2009) Unibody.

Is there an easy way to remove the keyboard to clean it and ensure that the insides are also Vomit free. He has surface cleaned it but cannot get some of the keys to work and therefore cannot login.

Any links or suggestions would be good.

Insurance may not cover it and Apple warranty wont cover something like this I dont think ( unless someone can tell me different )
 

nyzrox

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May 24, 2006
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As far as im aware you need to remove the mainboard to do this.

If you want me to check i can as i have a uMBP here at work an il take the mainboard out and take a picture if its any help?
 
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kgeier82

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As far as im aware you need to remove the mainboard to do this.

If you want me to check i can as i have a uMBP here at work an il take the mainboard out and take a picture if its any help?
From what ive heard there are at least 50 screws that hold the keys in.

Good luck with that.
 
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nyzrox

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May 24, 2006
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From what ive heard there are at least 50 screws that hold the keys in.

Good luck with that.
I said id take the mainboard out.

Which'll show you the underside of the keyboard.

Ive took a uMBP15 apart before. There isnt that many screws.
 
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Ollie Cromwell

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Oct 29, 2006
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Thanks, I dont want you to go to any trouble over this, I think I will have to get him to courier the laptop to me to have a look at, I am nowhere near the machine at the moment so I will need to do a teardown myself to get it cleaned. It still boots up but a couple of keys on the keyboard arent working so he cant login, I think removing the keyboard and cleaning it out carefully is the way foreward.



As far as im aware you need to remove the mainboard to do this.

If you want me to check i can as i have a uMBP here at work an il take the mainboard out and take a picture if its any help?
 
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nyzrox

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May 24, 2006
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From what ive heard there are at least 50 screws that hold the keys in.

Good luck with that.
Just double checked your correct. However this wont need to be done to clean it.

Il post pics tonight in around <1 hour
 
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nyzrox

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May 24, 2006
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13 inch, unsure on the spec. Its knackered anyway. Water spillage.
Look at top right of mainboard, all corroded.
 
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