Liquid damage to keyboard
I recently spilled some dilute orange juice on the keyboard of my MBP. I imediately flipped it over and switched it off and proceeded to wipe it down as best as I could while keeping it over turned.
After it seemed sufficently clean and put it over a vent blowing warm air and left it there for the rest of the day.
Luckily when I started it up the next day, it came on but the "M, J, U, ;, ' & P" keys are malfunctioning and a couple of others are still sticky.
I have decieded to take out the top case and key board and clean them out and I am currently buying the tools to do that. I have read from other posts that distilled water or 99% alcohol can be used but need to confirm which would be preferred and procedure I would follow during the cleaning and afterwards. Should I do it with microfiber cloth or cotton wool? Is there a chance that either of these liquids would corrode the parts I clean and what can I do prevent or mitigate it.
Any answers and tips can provide would be great!
Thanks for the great answer.
I do however have a little follow up though.
I have been looking through some other related answers and they mentioned arctic silver for the logic board and I'm not sure if it will be necessary and how or what to use it for. Could you provide some information about arctic silver use.
The acid from the juice will corrode the logic board damp liquid could still drip or be under the logic board and damage the machine if you move it.
Since the keyboard isn't working now, you have nothing to loose and something to gain by attempting to wash/dry it. you can wash the keyboard to remove acidic juice (use a soft bristled paint brush to lightly scrub), rinse well in distilled water, then in 99% Isopropyl alcohol & dry preferably with a desiccant for at least 72hrs.
Look over the logic board to ensure no juice has dripped on it... if not cleaned/removed corrosion will set in over time.
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