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As a British man, I cannot go a day without at least three cups of tea, it's just not possible. Naturally, accidents occur and when you mix tea and keyboard you don't end up with good things.


Such an event occurred last week, and I spilled half a mug all over my desk and into my Magic Keyboard. Luckily, the keyboard still works, not a key doesn't, however the left side, including the spacebar, is crunchy.


I've had a look at the iFixit teardown, and I am not brave enough to attempt this. I am also reluctant to remove any of the keys, having seen how hard they are to re-install.


Is there anything that can be done to alleviate the crunchiness?

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Nov 14, 2017 2:24 AM in response to alexmccaeb In response to alexmccaeb

Alex,


In truth, not a lot. The iFixit people are being understandably cautious There is a further guide here on uTube, but again, to be approached with caution.

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The effects of a liquid spillage are at some time going to show up as the liquid corrodes the metal. The length of time it takes to materialize cannot be forecast (except that it always happens at the worst possible time).


I think you should be preparing to buy a replacement keyboard. That 'crunchy' description sounds like the contents of the liquid are hardening already.


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Nov 14, 2017 2:24 AM in response to alexmccaeb In response to alexmccaeb

Alex,


In truth, not a lot. The iFixit people are being understandably cautious There is a further guide here on uTube, but again, to be approached with caution.

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The effects of a liquid spillage are at some time going to show up as the liquid corrodes the metal. The length of time it takes to materialize cannot be forecast (except that it always happens at the worst possible time).


I think you should be preparing to buy a replacement keyboard. That 'crunchy' description sounds like the contents of the liquid are hardening already.


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Nov 14, 2017 2:17 AM in response to seventy one In response to seventy one

This is a shame, because I've had it less than a month and I am an complete idiot. I guess, there's no harm in trying to repair it if I have to get a new one anyways. If I can take a key off and clean it, one that I don't use often and that works, then maybe there is hope...

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Nov 14, 2017 2:26 AM in response to alexmccaeb In response to alexmccaeb

Alex,


Be very careful. Turn off the keyboard and disconnect. Once the tiles are removed use a clean, dry, stiff haired toothbrush. If you clean the contacts, use a Q tip lightly dampened (not wet) with white spirit or rubbing alcohol. Leave for a good half hour before turning it back on.


Good luck,

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