Sticky spill on macbook keyboard

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  1. JennKrys macrumors newbie

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    I spilled coffee patron (which is a syrup-like coffee flavored tequila) on some keys on my macbook 13" last night. I immediately flipped it upside down and wiped it dry. I then wet a cloth to try to save it from stickiness. It was fine but today the space bar, the "b", "command","option", & "control" keys are very sticky. Also my caps lock, tab and the squiggly dash (that's use to abbreviate the word approximately above the tab key) are not sticky but DONT WORK AT ALL!! My caps lock wont even light up!! Can anyone out there help me?? I would like to remove the keys to wipe under it before taking it to apple :apple: care. (which will most likely turn me down.):eek:
     
  2. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    The Genius Bar will never turn you down. You'll have to pay, though, if that's what you meant.
     
  3. JennKrys thread starter macrumors newbie

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    genius bar

    Thanks for replying so fast!! All though Im still under warranty?
     
  4. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Because it was your fault that it happened, Apple won't cover it.
    Sorry, bud.
     
  5. JennKrys thread starter macrumors newbie

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    U R Right..

    TRUE! :( Well, Is it difficult to remove the space bar. I saw how to remove the keys but not space bar. AND do you think the caps lock, tab, and the squiggly dash key (I cant remember the name for that dash LOL) arent working because of the spill?
     
  6. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never removed my keys, so I couldn't tell you.
     
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  8. Apple all life macrumors 6502

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    the tilde key :D
     
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  10. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    thats why you dont get drunk near electronics
     
  11. taru91 macrumors regular

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    Well, something similar happened to me. I spilled a banana/ice cream shake on my macbook. Most of the keys became sticky after it dried, so I searched on how to remove the keys, and just cleaned them with kleenex damped in water. It's pretty easy, but when removing the space bar, it seems like it will break. It uses a different mechanism than the other keys.

    Good Luck!
     
  12. iHackitall macrumors newbie

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    i got mine off pretty easily by lifting the part closer to the screen and pulling up
     

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