Don't use rough towels or cloths when cleaning. Electronics should be turned off while this is being done. Shake excess dirt and crumbs into a trashcan or sink.
Author with 5 other contributors. If your keyboard is part of your laptop, shut down the laptop before you begin cleaning.
Run it over the keyboard to remove any remaining moisture or dust that may have collected. Apple's premium laptop comes in 13- and 15-inch screen sizes. Look at the second picture and align the two piece then push them together. Edit Related wikiHows.
Apple has a dedicated tutorial on cleaning out its MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards that should alleviate many issues.
If you have a Mac keyboard, you will want to take special caution when cleaning your keyboard to avoid causing any damage. After spraying the whole keyboard, rotate it 90 degrees to one side, and spray all keys again from left to right.
This will help prevent damage from occurring during the cleaning process. Get the cotton swab or cloth slightly damp, and then apply it to the stain. Step 5.
I then turned my MacBook Pro sideways -- keeping it at the nearly vertical angle -- and sprayed some more air. Apple brought its first generation butterfly keyboard to the 12-inch MacBook in 2015. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. A few months later, I was merrily typing away -- while wondering how I ever enjoyed the feel of the mushy keys on my previous MacBook Pro -- when the space bar suddenly stopped working.
This is an important step that is easily overlooked.