4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2008 7:17 PM by Toadman
mbpjunkie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
Title says it all. How can we clean and get any crap out from underneath the keys?

MacBook Pro 15" 2.2ghz C2D / 16GB white iPhone3G : 8am 7/11, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 60GB OSX/60GB WinXP partition
  • DJ Kaliber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yeah, do they pop off or anything? Compressed air doesnt seem to do the trick.
  • mbpjunkie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Any suggestions on keyboard cleaning? Anyone? Any help would be much appreciated.

    And, I know this is in the wrong forum... but is there any way to go to the previous track with the iPhone 3g stereo headphones? I can move forward, pause, and answer phone/hang up... but can't go back to the beginning of the current track or previous tracks.
  • bandit Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
    I would guess that of all the people who have read this thread, no one has had to deal with this problem. I myself have owned a laptop for two years. I haven't had to clean under the keyboard.

    I would suggest that if you have applecare, take it to a apple store and ask them to do it for you. I took my daughters powerbook in and asked them to check everything as the applecare was about to run out. They were more then happy to do it. they found a problem, fixed it and cleaned the computer for her.

    If you don't have applecare, just drop by the store and asked them how to do it.
  • Toadman Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    The keys can be removed as shown in the photo below. Hold down on the bottom of the key and lift from the top. Be gentle! Be advised it will take awhile if you want to remove every key. If AppleCare is willing to provide this service, which I doubt, it would be much easier to let them do it.


    removing mbp keys
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