I just bought a couple of white Apple (Pro?) A1048 (aka M9034 ? aka 661-3800 ?) Keyboards on eBay. The plan is to first test them and then clean them up as best I can. Hopefully I will be able to resell some of them if they're in good enough shape.
So, about the cleaning. I only know one way to clean a keyboard which is to gently pop off all the keys so they can be cleaned separately and also clear out any filth trapped underneath the keys. This also permits a careful, gentle cleaning of the keyboard bed underneath the keys. With these A1048s this looks to be very doable. I may also try removing the three torx (?) screws on the bottom so I can clean the clear plastic part. Usually I would just soak the keys in water dosed with dishwasher soap. But some of these keys are very yellow. Not sure what caused the yellowing and I'm also not sure what I might do to (safely) try to make them whiter? I keep thinking just throw them in a bleach solution and see what happens But that's only because I'm essentially a complete idiot. . ;-) Got any suggestions on how to gently get whiter whites for my keyboard keys? (Maybe I should try soaking them in an OxiClean solution? :-) A secondary question. What would be a good lubricant to (re)apply to the metal guides on the larger keys such as the space bar, return key, shift keys, et cetera? My only thought so far here is maybe petroleum jelly? -irrational john -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml and our netiquette guide is at http://www.lowendmac.com/lists/netiquette.shtml To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/g3-5-list