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Need to disassemble keyboard

I need to take off the keyboard on this computer to clean it out...a buddy of mine spilled pop all over it and wants to sell it. Any ideas?

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  • stokd Feb 13, 2008

    Ok, thank you!!!! This was a few days ago and to my knowledge all the keys are still usable, we turned it upside down immediately and tried wiping it down with a damp cloth after I shut it down. He said they're just really sticky. I've read around that some keyboards are safe to use rubbing alcohol and a q-tip, would you advise this? If not how about a non-abrasive cleaner?

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Well..there's a small panel, usually just above keyboard, with a slot on end. Take a small blade screwdriver, and open that up GENTLY>

then, there should be two or three screws holding down the keyboard..remove them, and lift the keyboard CAREFULLY, so that the connection cable underneath doesn't get tweaked.

then, place the keyboard, face down, on a paper towel to drip dry, then you can air blow it out. Hopefully, the pop won't have compromised the keypads underneath. But don't be surprised if some of them are no longer usable.

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