spilt ink on my powerbook keys!!! help!

in General Discussion edited January 2014

i was working away and my pen kinda self destructed which didn't bother me till i saw my beloved pbook covered in ink! it was a felt tip pen, and it came off the aluminium, but my space bar has a big blob of ink on it, which just isn't cool. Anyone have any tips on how I could maybe get it off without wrecking the keys?



  • Reply 1 of 5
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    I would take it to an Apple store. If you're lucky they can remove the affected keys and replace it with new keys at little or no cost.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Pop the key off, use toothbrush and soap and water, snap it back on?
  • Reply 3 of 5
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I'll let you in on a little secret.

    MOTSENBOCKER'S LIFT OFF The one with the blue cap.

    I don't know how it works with aluminum though.

    A felt tip pen was crushed in our sofa and for 5 years, the only thing we could do was flip the cushion over to hide the stain. We learned about this stuff at an OSH fair, and worked like a charm.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I cleaned ink spray from a pen from my trackpad, and a few keys, with paper towel and Windex. I think it was some extra strength shit. Took a while, but it slowly worked itself off.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    idunnoidunno Posts: 645member
    I believe that a few scratches and stains add character. Like scars on a human.... everything tells a story.

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