My bird decided to squat and squirt on my iBook. I would like to pop of the keys to clean the mess that has dripped through the cracks. Is it safe to just "pop" these little keys off? ( On the keyboard obviously ) (its a white iBook, the G3 OSX model)<br><br>
Now that you have an avatar we'll talk to you . I use to have a dual USB iBook (600 MHz) and I popped off some keys and it was a mistake. They didn't sit right after that. They sit on little plastic clips and I even broke one of them. And I wasn't forceful. Luckily I worked at an Apple Store at the time and one of the Mac Geni replaced the clips for me. I now have a Powerbook, but would never do that again. What I would suggest is to turn the computer off (maybe even remove the battery). Remove the keyboard from the laptop (like when adding memory or an Airport card) and use a spray bottle with water and try to spray and rinse it clean. Then dry it as well as you can and leave it until you are sure it is 100% dry and then you can turn it on again. Caveat though I am not an Apple tech and this is only what I would do. <br><br>
I've successfully popped keys on and off an iBook keyboard several times, but if you don't put them back just right, it looks like it's easy to break them. So, you can do it, but be prepared to replace the keyboard.<br><br><br>
hmmmm. I looked at the keys more and see they work by these little x-hinges, so no easy poping. I'm pretty scared to pop any keys now. I like the spray bottle idea, but it would be hard to dry the inside of the keyboard. Gosh, why doesn't apple buy the company that makes iSkinsŪ and melt them onto their keys. I should of bought one of those ages ago, but then 20 dollars was also 200 top ramens... mmmmm....ramen...<br><br>
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