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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sat 12-May-12 16:04:59
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Wet keys


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White MacBooks are not waterproof are they?!?

At least not Sauvignon-proof... frown

I thought it was only a few drops and I mopped them up.

The 'Q', 'A' and 'Z' keys are affected... Either not working or putting 4-5 odd characters...

Annoyed is not the word!!!!

Any ideas???

( this being written on iPad!)

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-May-12 17:06:51
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Re: Wet keys


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Hmm. Tricky. The problem will be the sugars in the wine, rather than the liquid.

Does the keypad no lift off (can't visualise the white MB keyboard). Are the keys demountable? And do you have an Apple Store anywhere near.

Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 12-May-12 17:17:47
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Re: Wet keys


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A quick google doesn't come up with good news...

Basically, you can't (safely) clean it yourself, Apple will charge you an arm and a leg to clean it for you and both arms and legs to replace it frown

(That's for a MacBook Pro, but I'd guess the same applies to a MacBook)

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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sat 12-May-12 19:19:57
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The keys DO prise off and I've dried them as best I can...

I've done a quick STW for videos of how to disassemble the MB

Is off now and I hope letting it dry will be all I need.

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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sat 12-May-12 19:31:49
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In reply to a post by billford:
A quick google doesn't come up with good news...


No... Neither did mine... frown frown

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 12-May-12 19:48:27
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From experience of older keyboards, make sure you have cleaned the offending liquid, before allowing to dry.

This is both to avoid the corrosive effects long-term; and the sugars crystalising in the short term.
Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sun 13-May-12 13:29:17
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Re: Wet keys- UPDATE


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THIS UPDATE IS BEING WRITTEN IN CAPTIALS AS THE Q,A & Z KEYS WORK WHEN CAPS LOCK IS ON...

INTERESTINGLY, THE DELETE KEY IS ALSO AFFECTED (IN NON-CAPS-LOCK MODE) THOUGH AM PRETTY SURE THE SPLASH DIDN'T MAKE IT THAT FAR...

ANYONE KNOW THE WIRING OF A MACBOOK KEYBOARD ENOUGH TO ADVISE WHERE THE SHORTING IS OCCURRING?

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Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Sun 13-May-12 16:55:11
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A visit to http://www.ifixit.com/ might be useful as you should find a step by step set of strip down instructions for your Mac. It may be possible to remove the keyboard, give it a thorough wash in deionised water then allow it to dry for a few weeks.

If that fails then you may be able to pick up a replacement keyboard for a reasonable price from somewhere like this

http://www.onlinelaptopbatteries.co.uk/APPLE/cat1222...

I don't know anything about the company, they just popped up from a quick web search.

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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Mon 21-May-12 18:08:45
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Re: Wet keys- resolution


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I Love Apple!

Was in London for a meeting so booked a Genius appointment and a few mins later had booked the 'wet' MacBook in for the repair (which involves the whole top case).

I cannot believe any other manufacturer would be able or willing to offer this service.

Is well out of warranty but was almost floored by how cheap it was...

£63

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Standard User qasdfdsaq
(member) Mon 21-May-12 19:10:26
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Funny, I fixed a water damaged Macbook keyboard for someone after Apple told him it'd cost £600 for them to fix it.
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