Removing keyboard from Unibody MBP to clean vomit off

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  1. Ollie Cromwell macrumors member

    Ollie Cromwell

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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 )
     
  2. nyzrox macrumors member

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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?
     
  3. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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

    Good luck with that.
     
  4. nyzrox macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. Ollie Cromwell thread starter macrumors member

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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.



     
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    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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  10. nyzrox macrumors member

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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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