Can I rinse my MacBook A1342 keyboard (uppercase) under some water?
I recently bought a MacBook A1342 on eBay for £50. The owner said that it boots but that he couldn’t access the files due to it needing a new motherboard. My thought process behind it was that it just needed a new HDD (SSD)!
I bought it, replaced the HDD with an SSD and it works! My only issue is that, even though he didn’t say it in the ad, the keyboard is faulty and some keys are pressing other keys when typing. I’ve completely torn it down to its bare shell to see if I can get the keyboard out to clean the inside of it but it seems to be part of the uppercase and I can’t for the life of me get it out. I don’t want to put it back together without at least trying something.
My question is, can I run the uppercase under some water (and then maybe a light bath in 100% isopropyl alcohol?) and let it dry out for a couple of days? It won’t damage anything will it because there’s no current running through it, right?
See pictures for it’s current state.
Is this a good question?