I cannot believe what I just did. Yes, kiddies, I popped off one of the keys of my Macbook.
I had been reading about it for quite a while, because I had been frustrated about how ugly and dirty the keyboard had become. I may love my countryâ€™s capital, but I surely hate the pollution.
Thankfully, I havenâ€™t had an asthma attack or any other respiratory tract illness, but the pollution uglifying my appliances, like my computer, or my â€œair circulator,â€ just bugs me.
Reading about popping the Macbookâ€™s keys off in these forums certainly seduced me to the thought before. But it was only now, when a bit of dirt (okay, a big bit of dirt) got under the â€œBâ€ key, bugged me too much because it just disappeared before I could pick it off.
So I started pulling the â€œBâ€ key up with my tweezers. Then after some mindless perseverance, I noticed… Gak! My â€œBâ€ key is now lopsided!
No, I did not cry. But I decided that, â€œWhat the hell. Iâ€™m this far anyway..â€
And I kept pulling up mindlessly.
I realized, the key was already off.
No crying yet.
But I did realize: the inside of the â€œBâ€ key.. Is as sooty as under the hood of a car.
Now I think I was ready to cry.
But I didnâ€™t. I was more fascinated with the realization that I finally popped off the key. I cleaned it the best I can, which was, ultimately, not clean enough, and I pressed it back in.
Voila, not much damage.
But the moral of the story for todayâ€™s misadventure is…
A toothbrush used to clean the edges of the keys would do a better job than going through all the trouble of popping your Macbookâ€™s keys off. Seriously.
Just a tip for those who want to attempt my â€œbrave deedâ€: when you press the keys back in, make sure to press the edges firmly, so that the keys wonâ€™t look lopsided.
Happy Macbook key-prying. :p