How to Disassemble an Apple Aluminum Keyboard

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How to Disassemble an Apple Aluminum Keyboard
The older style of keyboard featured more plastic. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

The Apple aluminium keyboard is wireless with keys set in a thin sheet of aluminium. While it's not possible to completely disassemble the keyboard due to its thin size and construction, you can remove the keys for cleaning or to change the battery.

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    Disassemble Keys

  1. 1

    Remove the keys by sliding a fingernail or a slim tool under the top of the key, then pushing up slightly. The top of the key will pop up.

  2. 2

    Grab the part of the key that popped up and pull firmly upward to remove it completely.

  3. 3

    Clean the keys by putting them in a sealable sandwich bag with a little dish soap and water. Move them around in the bag gently and rinse each one with water afterward.

    Disassemble Battery Portion

  1. 1

    Push the power button on the right to turn off the keyboard.

  2. 2

    Orient a coin in the battery cover slot on the far left and twist to open the cover.

  3. 3

    Tilt the keyboard to the left to slide out the batteries.

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