How can I dismantle key(s)or keyboard of MBP 17" 2nd generation?
I have spilled a small quantity of tea slightly sweetened (sugar) on the keyboard of my MBP G4 17" 2nd generation.
I have first lost the O, L, and ; keys. Then it has switched off.
I have let it dried by placing it near an electric radiator.
One day after, the power button does not function anymore.
I live far away from any apple or Apple agreed after sales service. S I have startd to investigate the case by myself.
I have disconnected the battery (following ifixit instructions) but not removed it (lack of 3pans screwdriver).
Opening the lower case I hav'nt seen any great damage on this side. Some tea has dried right on the case and on the side of the battery.
I have put it again to dry
I would like to have a look at the upper side and the keys, but I do not find any instructions for this mac on the ifixit site. Isn't it possible? Do I have to remove the whole stuff from the case?
Thanks for your help,
You will most likely have to replace the entire upper case as Apple doesn't sell this as a separate part. MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Upper Case
There are cables built into the protective cover on the underside of the keyboard that parts just aren't available for.
Apple part number 661-5041.
The photo is the printed circuit that the start button is part of. Ignore the photo date.