2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2008 3:46 PM by Courcoul
aXis888x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
2 weeks ago i accidentally spilled some pomegranate soda on my keyboard. all the keys in the bottom right corner of the keyboard are sticky and the shift key is a bit sluggish. is there somewhere i could get this fixed or is there somehting i could do myself?


Macbook Pro 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Dragonguard Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    You could try to carefully pop out the keys and clean them but be careful, its only plastic
    and it might break if you use too much force. I did this on a PowerBook G4 like 3
    years ago and its actually not that hard. Make sure to take a photo of your keyboard
    before you pop out the keys so you know the location of them when you put the
    keys back in.
  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,615 points)
    Like Dragonguard suggests, you could try removing each sticky keycap and cleaning everything carefully. In case a key's mechanism should break and for detaled removal and installation instructions, PowerBookMedic has [more information right here|http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-Keys---Individual-Key-Keycap-p-1 6753.html]. Or, if the MBP is still under warranty (probably so, since you state it is a Penryn), you could call AppleCare and see if this kind of damage is covered.