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keyboard meets glass of water.

 4:41 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok spilled about 1/4 glass of water on a logitec keyboard. What are the chances of it working after a day or so drying out.

Curently using my old keyboard but like the logitec because of it's configurable short cut buttons.

It worked a little right after the spill. But very often when typing the key next to the one you actualy pressed woudl be triggered. so d = df and g = gh.. bit of a nightmare to try and type with.

Time to shop for a new one of does anyone have any wonder ideas :)




 4:51 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

like with any kind of electric stuff, chances are very good. if you dump sparkling wine or similar over it, ensure to put lots of destille water through the device. good luck!


 5:08 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

hehe, I used to take the keyboard outside, spray it with a garden hose, let it dry for a few days and plug it back in. If you have hard water I wouldn't recommend that, but keyboards are pretty stout.


 5:54 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

washing machine? :)

I had some distilled water thats been lying about for ages so I poured it slowly into the left side.. loosened the screws on the right side so it had a free exit. Will leave it a day or 2 to dry out and see what happens.

I was going to strip it out and clean everythign up but this aint the first time I have done this. Last time springs things and ding a lings everywhere :)



 6:57 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Heh. If your keyboard is part of your laptop, then be careful before you pour water into it.

Otherwise, as others have said . . . keyboards are pretty resilient.


 10:51 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I doubt if your keyboard is the most expensive bit of kit you have...........


 11:45 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Logitec musta cost ya all of $15.00 ...and you "a mod" took the time to post this "heartbreaker" ...adsense must be down ..;) ...

Distilled water like everyone said ..
( hell just reading some of the better posts here have cost me many a keyboard in the morning "start the day with caffeine that you could trot a mouse across"..my all time favourite keyboard killer post was something like...

"and there we all were in the jail house n I said "spammin google "and they all came slidin' back a long the bench" ..
pure alices restaurant ..cost me a keyboard , a printer .30 minutes to clean the monitor ..bunch of paperwork destroyed .no hope ..rewite ..reprint ...books "destroy" ..table ..same and jeans and tee shirt "straight to the washing machine" ..plus wife's "comments"..
( now she thinks this place is full of hopheads and pronsellers ...maybe she is right .. )..

The alice's resto post was worth every bit of the mayhem and weird looks it got ( I think it was also the one where Brett mentioned the member weed routine? )...

a logitec keyboard is nothin for a ring side seat ..


 4:49 am on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I spilled an entire venti latte on my keyboard last year... dried it out, yadda yadda, finally got it working again BUT IT TYPED ONLY IN CAPS.

Spilled another latte a month or so ago, not as much though. Took it into the kitchen and cleaned it all up, right down to cleaning the teeny spaces with a Q-Tip. Got back to my desk and discovered my wireless keyboard worked from the kitchen and I sent a bunch of gibberish IM messages from the keys I was cleaning ;)

My favorite spilling on the keyboard story is this one [webmasterworld.com] - message #25 by deejay. Makes me laugh everytime.


 10:00 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Logitec musta cost ya all of $15.00

Thats a months sallery lol

Seriously though no need to replace what can be cleaned out. Plugged it in this morning and it worked flawless. Cleanest it has been in months. Maybee I should do that more often.


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