Stupid Me

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by St. G, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. St. G macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2010
    I seem to have killed the keyboard on my MBA. Not entirely sure how. Didn't spill anything on it, exactly. Touched it with sticky fingers while cooking (was using it for a recipe). Afterward, several keys -- including ones that I hadn't touched -- were unresponsive. I grabbed an alcohol wipe and some compressed air, thinking the problem was purely mechanical -- stick fingers, leading to stuck keys -- and gave everything a good blow and wipe. But no change at all. I even pulled a couple of the problem keys off and underneath, they are pristine. I'm starting to wonder if something got shorted.

    Have an appt. with the "Geniuses" today. That's always fun.
  2. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Take the keys off that are sticky and clean it with a q tip
  3. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  4. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011

    How messy and sticky were your fingers exactly? What was on it?
  5. St. G thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Read closer: Have already cleaned under the keys. There's nothing under there. What's more, my hands were nowhere near many of the affected keys. The only things I touched were the down arrow key and the trackpad.

  6. St. G thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Enough that as I was doing it, I thought to myself "Yeah, I'm gonna have to give that a wipe down when I'm done." but not so much that I ever thought I'd be ruining the keyboard.

  7. Psychj0e macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Then perhaps use the time instead to develop your social skills further.


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