Spilled Soda on iBook's keyboard, how to get it off?

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  1. manchild

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    Yeah, so i just spilled red soda on my keyboard. Not too bad, like the 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, and then the F6F7F8F9 and F10 keys.
    Any ideas how to get it off? i sucked most of it off right away, but some got under neath.

    in the past, i've had keys pop and, and if i just press em down they pop back in. is there anyway to do this intentionally, without fuckin the keyboard? Anything safe, as far as like windex, water, soap water, etc?
     
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    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    you can pop the keys off, but another thing you can try is no conductive, contact/keyboard cleaner. State Chemical and several other companys make this, but be sure you get one that says it won't harm plastic, and is non conductive. Soda btw is one of the worst things you can spill on a keyboard. It's a bitch to get out, gums everything up, and the acid in the soda can actualy destroy the contacts and traces on the boards.
     
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    Fuck, so. Should i pop off each key, and like soak em in some of the cleaner, or just pour the cleaner on the keyboard and make sure it dries? Can i just pop of the keys and soak em in like water?
     
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    Do whatever works and doesn't screw anything up more (which is pretty much impossible)
     
  5. manchild

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    i popped off all of the affected keys, and the ones arround them. Soaked em in water, and took a slightly damp paper towel and wiped it all down. Looks better now, and is working for now.
    If anything goes wrong, i'll call apple, send it in for a repair (love the app) and have them install a new keyboard, or make them figure something out.

    thanks guys.
     
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    At work we simply completely remove the keyboard (you'll have to pull the cable that attaches it to the mobo by poping the sides of it up) and rinse it off in the sink. Let it dry COMPLETELY without using direct heat (2 days air drying) and put 'er back in.

    I can almost gaurantee apple would not replace the keyboard on warranty if it had signs of having pop spilled on it.
     
  7. manchild

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    yeah, i got all/most of the pop off. its back to normal, and sometime i might try that, if its givving me problems.
    Is there anywhere that sells new keyboards for iBooks that u know of? Mine is pretty dirty/worn ('02), and there is a ton of fuzz and hair under all the buttons (no idea where those are from)
     
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    I'll sell you a used iBook keyboard for $40 :hs:
     
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    dishwasher ftw :eek3:
     

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