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    Mar 04, 2010
    Removing Keys Guide
    Hey there.

    So a while back I spilled milk in my macbook pro 15" late '08 model. For a while the keys were sticky but soon enough the keys started working fine.

    My problem is that there's a ton of grime underneath the keyboard and my keyboard's LED light isn't lighting up the entire keyboard (just third of it in the center). I figure by cleaning, I can get rid of the grime AND hopefully get the keyboard lighting up a bit more.

    Anyhoo, can someone lead me to a guide where I can find out how to remove the keys on my keyboard? I really DON'T want to break anything, but a replacement keyboard/keys isn't out of my budget so I'm willing to try.

    Also if I used a q-tip to clean, what should I put on it? I've heard multiple things from water to alcohol to windex.

    Thank you!

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    Mar 04, 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post is the first place to check for guides
    Thanks...actually I checked ifixit before coming here and they only had guides on removing the keyboard or taking apart the entire computer. However, with a little more searching in the questions section, I managed to find a link to this:

    Anyways, this was a waste of a thread. =p

    *question answered*

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