Not the answer you're looking for? If you're used to using the modifier keys from your old Mac keyboard, you're likely to run into trouble for a while as you relearn the key locations. Is using a hypo and some alcohol applicable? Once that is done, I blow them out with compressed air, then put them in a container with uncooked rice and leave for a week. Keyboards are touched by human fingers all the time. Edit: I asked my sister when she got home from her bike ride if anything happened to the keyboard or if she spilled anything on it. The block of 6 above the arrow keys, F15-19, numeric keypad. Using the toothpick or similar object, scrape around the underside of the key. That would confirm the first thought.
Thanks for this details write-up! To get started, and install it. I've received a new laptop after four failed replacement keyboards. The cursor works fine with an external mouse hooked up, but none of the keyboard works nothing. And would it work for the 2ghz non-backlit or 2. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and validated that they work. Here are some photos: First I tried a bamboo skewer, since that was the video showed. In trying to pick it up I accidentally pushed it down the crack along the edge of the key.
To put it back in place, simply re-insert the smaller piece into the bracket, then place the carriage back in the key slot lengthwise with the small square hole on the right side of the key slot. I wouldn't use pure alcohol. See also the for more information. When I get my replacement keyboard, I imagine it won't take more than an hour to do, especially as I've disassembled the laptop a few times already. I first watched , which is good, but shows the guy removing them from the bottom, since his is an iMac laptop. So can i just pull them off with some strenght, or do i need a special tool or method to take them off to clean? Reassemble and replace the key carriage if necessary. Then press the key slightly upwards, that is in the direction of the screen, so that the hooks stay in place until the top clips back in again.
For occasional cleanup you can use the simple, free and excellent. Do I just have to pull them up really hard, or do I have to depress something to release it? The logic board may have been dead but the battery was charging just fine so I held on to this glimmer of hope. Replacement keys are sold for the Unibody macs, both backlit or not. I was wondering if I got something stuck under it, so I wanted to remove it and see, but when I read your info, I tried just pressing down firmly on the top, and it made a nice click, and now works fine! I have even let them soak if really bad. The arrow keys are to be pulled off from the left side etc. I bought another of the same in early 2011 with the intent of changing it to Dvorak, however Apple has now spitefully revised the keyboard to include aforementioned special fixtures for F and J.
The best part is, you can repair your broken yourself by watching the video tutorials on the website. Everything works perfect and I used the keyboard to type this. Pull the top towards yourself towards the space bar , push the bottom of the key downward so the bottom edge is below the frame, and pull key towards yourself towards the spacebar. Blowing some compressed air under the butterfly mechanism fixed the issue. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing. MacBook keys are relatively easy to remove and replace, but you will need to be extremely gentle when doing so in order to minimize the risk of damaging your Mac's keyboard.
Check out or ask in our dedicated sister sub! Working from the top row, I removed each key. But it's pretty visible to see the yellow goo on the page up key. I spilt juice on my macbook pro and as a consequence two keys fn and ctrl were sticky. It is compatible with the keyboard and allows to do point replacements from this awful mac keyboard. Once everything is clean, position the key back into the normal position and snap it back into place by pressing in on the key.
If you want to remove more than one key, repeat this process until all keys are removed. Try to carefully lift and check each key before pulling! I bought a replacement keyboard, took the MacBook apart from underneath, and replaced the keyboard. Almost half my keys were affected and this fixed the problem. Removing the key caps has been an easy task. It looked like strips of glue, and it was really abundant under the tiny white plastic hinges on the key itself. Being afraid I might short something out I immediately shut down my MacBook and went to work at removing the little metal wire from my keyboard by popping off the key. Has anyone had any luck with getting it off? With older Mac keyboards, I occasionally removed individual keys for cleaning.
I was going to go buy a new one, but after looking up cleaning the mighty mouse due to the wont scroll down issue, second one to do this, I figured id look into cleaning this sexy beast. Unlike previously on my iBook where I broke a few. They then followed up with iKlear or water on a clean cloth to remove any additional residue so perhaps your one step process is easier? Something got stuck under the eject and left-arrow keys on my Apple Aluminum Keyboard. However, the left-arrow key which unfortunately is used more often and is stuck worse won't budge. My environmental hazards are the usual: food and drink, pet hair, arm hair. That is where the problem comes from: since there is a big contact area it can stick together easily fluids or become clogged.