squeky key

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pdham, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. pdham macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    My "O" key has started to squek. Any recomendations?

    Thanks Paul
  2. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    call apple and politely scream blue murder?

    really, just see if anyting is in between the key and the little spongy thing. to dso this just get a knife and op off the key.

    failing that follow instruction 1 :D
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I have worn out a few keyboards on my iBook and if this problem is on your PowerBook then I might be able to help.

    Pry off the key (the way the Apple manual/pdf states) and play with the rubber nipple underneath the key, sometimes they get a little stretched or out of place. This might help.

    If it’s still killing you, try a tiny bit of silica based lubricant (Don’t spray it directly on the key, use a q-tip on the mettle parts. Also, make sure that the lubricant wont dissolve the plastic or “rubber” parts.) If it is the key actuator (the switch underneath the key, then you might not be able to fix it.

    If the key fails or intermittently works ;) , and you are under Apple Care, call Apple. Go through their steps to rectify the problem. They will likely ask you if you are comfortable changing the keyboard out on your own. It’s really easy. Just send them back the defective keyboard with the box they provide.

    If the key doesn’t fail, then just turn up the music and type to that funky squeak beat. You can become DJ Apple-O
  4. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    wait wait, talk more about that nipple thing. :D
  5. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)

    Maybe yer mouse knows what the problem is....

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