New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

i've accidentally spited water into the Aluminium Keyboard


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
Before I start let me everyone a Happy Easter to all the forum community and staff. Now my problem. Yesterday I've used Alchool to clean my keyboard with cutton (I've done it almost a 100 times without a problem). After 10 minutes I cleaned my keyboard the 8 key stopped working and 30 minutes later when I pressed the A C and Y key on my keyboard I get something like this (AH when I only press A, the Y key doesn't work, as well as the W key). Is there anyway I can repair my keyboard it was only alchool nothing else and it did not entered a lot into the keys. Is there any chance I can get my keyboard working again? I love that keyboard and I dont wanna loose it!.

Thank You
QUOTE Thanks
TattooedMac

 
TattooedMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 19, 2009
Location: Waiting for a mate . . .
Posts: 7,882
TattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 10.9.4 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10 ~ iPhone5 iOS 8 ~ iPad Mini iOS 8 ~ ATV3 6.1

TattooedMac is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacAndrew92 View Post
Is there anyway I can repair my keyboard it was only alchool nothing else and it did not entered a lot into the keys. Is there any chance I can get my keyboard working again? I love that keyboard and I dont wanna loose it!.

Thank You
I think it has entered enough for it to be a problem to you. Water+Electrics=Death im sorry to say.
If from the get go you switched everything off and then proceeded to dry it out then you might have got away with it.
Here is a great Wireless Keyboard Teardown don by ifixit Apple Wireless Keyboard (A1255) Teardown - iFixit.
Tear down the keyboard and get a hair dryer out to get every little bit of moisture left there. If you dont you WILL have problems further down the track, not saying you wont already have them, but this is the best solution ATM.

HTH

Cheers

Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
MoTM ☆☆☆
QUOTE Thanks
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
Thanks for the quick reply!. I think I will leave it drying for a few days. I mean a messy keyboard is better than a non-working one. So I read a few articles online and they all said to leave to dry for a few days.
QUOTE Thanks
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
Too late It's dead. The caps lock light doesnt light up anymore. I feel so stupid right now!!
QUOTE Thanks
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
This is unbelievable but after 6 hours drying it came to life again, but not every key like w,s,x and p,,(,) don't work I think it needs to dry more?
QUOTE Thanks
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
Is there anyway I can get then to work? This is really annoying!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,193
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacAndrew92 View Post
Is there anyway I can get then to work? This is really annoying!!!!
Remember this earlier post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacAndrew92 View Post
Too late It's dead. The caps lock light doesnt light up anymore. I feel so stupid right now!!
If it's not working it's not working. There is no magic fix. Those aluminum keyboards cannot even be disassembled to inspect things...without destroying it.

For future reference...alcohol is really not a very good/safe product to clean computer equipment with. Alcohol solublizes (melts/dissolves) MANY materials used in computers.

You were lucky using alcohol up to this point cleaning the keys on your keyboard...since the rubber-like material that the keys are covered with is not effected by alcohol (same with the aluminum the keyboard is made from).

Getting alcohol below the keys (into the innards of the keyboard)...probably reacted unfavorably with something...thus the inoperable keys. Next time just use a damp paper towel to clean the keys (or a damp paper towel + a very small amount of liquid dish soap).

- Nick

p.s. Actually...rubber + alcohol really doesn't mix either. Since over time...alcohol will dry out rubber...and eventually make it brittle...and then it will start to crack & crumble.

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
MacAndrew92

 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2012
Posts: 8
MacAndrew92 is on a distinguished road

MacAndrew92 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
Remember this earlier post...



If it's not working it's not working. There is no magic fix. Those aluminum keyboards cannot even be disassembled to inspect things...without destroying it.

For future reference...alcohol is really not a very good/safe product to clean computer equipment with. Alcohol solublizes (melts/dissolves) MANY materials used in computers.

You were lucky using alcohol up to this point cleaning the keys on your keyboard...since the rubber-like material that the keys are covered with is not effected by alcohol (same with the aluminum the keyboard is made from).

Getting alcohol below the keys (into the innards of the keyboard)...probably reacted unfavorably with something...thus the inoperable keys. Next time just use a damp paper towel to clean the keys (or a damp paper towel + a very small amount of liquid dish soap).

- Nick

p.s. Actually...rubber + alcohol really doesn't mix either. Since over time...alcohol will dry out rubber...and eventually make it brittle...and then it will start to crack & crumble.
So there's no fix ??
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,193
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacAndrew92 View Post
So there's no fix ??
Wasn't the answer clear in my earlier post??? I guess I must have wasted my time providing you with such a long and detailed reply!

But if you want the "short-version"...Didn't I actually already say this (above)??:

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
There is no magic fix.
So to be 100% clear...No..there is no fix!

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Power Mac G5 DVD Drive | imac G4 CPU Upgrade »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Broken keyboard (Please help me find the best solution to this problem...) Tapdance42 Apple Notebooks 1 05-03-2011 02:43 PM
yet another water damage question macchica Apple Notebooks 3 01-23-2011 07:53 PM
Final Cut Pro 7 keyboard shortcuts problem zevimetal OS X - Apps and Games 0 11-27-2009 06:36 AM
Aluminium Keyboard Mbengi Bongi Apple Desktops 1 10-14-2008 12:44 PM
The Keyboard Story HopperJonusFang Other Hardware and Peripherals 21 08-17-2008 06:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?