laptop keyboard + beer = fail, how to clean?

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  1. macbook bro

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    my return/enter key no longer works, ditto the volume keys, and probably a few more i haven't noticed yet. anyone know how to go about removing the keyboard/cleaning underneath?

    interesting note: the keys press fine (don't stick), they just don't register on the computer as having been pressed :sad2:

    powerbook btw
     
  2. macbook bro

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    i think i may have to take it in for a replacement keyboard, the comma also doesn't work, between those two keys, i am fucked (using a usb keyboard now)
     
  3. Pseudonym

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    dishwasher.
     
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  5. macbook bro

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    you want me to put my entire powerbook in the dishwasher? anyone have any other ideas?
     
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    pour some detergent on the keyboard, then put it in the dishwasher
     
  7. macbook bro

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    is it troll day or something... what the hell
     
  8. nsxrebel

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    Don't forget the softener.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    pop in microwave oven for ~10 seconds.. will dry out any remaining fluids. dont let it get past 20 seconds or it will cause damage.
     
  11. DeepRun™

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    Wipe everything down with rubbing alcohol. Under no circumstances use water.
     
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    You could use distilled water.
     
  13. jackback52

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    just buy A REPLACEMENT KEYBOARD.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    You know, Lenovo keyboards have built-in drains that channel spilled drinks through the body of the laptop straight onto the surface below. Bad for your pants, good for your computer.

    Too bad you bought an Apple instead. :dunno: You win some, you lose some.
     
  15. Deepsix

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    this same thing happened to me. i took the keyboard off and poured 99% isopropynal all over and let it dry over night.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    Where did you get 99% isopropanol from?
     
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    local drug store
     
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    win
     

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