May 1st, 2011, 03:31 PM
My 5yr old son was playing a childrens game on my macbook pro notebook, and now the touchpad & keyboard are feeling sticky.
Curious to know if i was to use a Q-tip & rubbing alcohol if it would cause damage? or void the warranty? Or even wreck something cosmetically or internally??
I really don't want to pull it apart to individually clean the affected area's. So if there's any tips that should work to remove the affected symptons then that would be great.
May 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM
I've used alcohol on my laptops plenty of times, however I have an HP, but that shouldn't make much of a difference. I'm not sure if it is supposed to be something I shouldn't use, but I've never had issues with it. I use it on my LCD screen as well. You may want to use a 1:1 water alcohol ratio if you're using strong alcohol (90%).
May 2nd, 2011, 08:03 PM
May 3rd, 2011, 04:02 AM
May 3rd, 2011, 01:07 PM
I use methylated spirits to clean eyeglasses and my mobile phone screens. It doesn't seem to do any harm. Also look out for "anti-static multipurpose foam cleaner" at your computer store.
I also use AMBERTRON from Ambersil. It is an electronic components and PCB cleaner............I don't know what is in it, but it is supposed to be safe on plastics, rubber etc.
1. "Trike" - 1,1,1, TRICHLOROETHANE
2. Acetone (nail varnish remover)......good on superglued fingers though
3. Carbon Tetrachloride
4. Napthalene.......brake disk & clutch cleaner.......goes well with palm oil though
5. Surgical Spirit......seems to leave a residue?
He had probably spilled some on his clothing?
we couldn't work out how he managed to make it all sticky, as we washed he's hands before he was allowed to use it, we didn't think that he would manage to get it as stickyness as it is.
I would still try a damp cloth. The problem with alcohol is it evaporates too quickly and leaves a residuce before you can wipe it off with a dry cloth.........well, that's what I have found with TV and monitor screens.
Last edited by nihil; May 3rd, 2011 at 01:14 PM.
May 17th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Nihil is right about the straight alcohol, it does work on screens and eyeglasses, but in your case I would put the whole thing in a big bag of rice, let everything soak into the rice, then just use water and elbow grease...this is, of course, only my opinion, and will be made fun of, because I am a troll.
Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.
May 22nd, 2011, 07:44 PM
Sticky? Yuck... you disgusting S.O.B.
And then he has the nerve to blame it on the kid.
May 22nd, 2011, 10:49 PM
Well, crap. I need a new keyboard now. I just spit coffee all over mine.
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