Liquid meets keyboard....not good

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stromie952, May 22, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    So, I was picking up my cup of tea and I spilled some basically directly on the arrow keys and apparently the right command keys since none of them work anymore.

    I immediately used a fan to dry it out, but they still don't work. I cleaned all of the keys as well as seeing if there was any residue in the keys that don't work but to no avail.

    It certainly seems like I will be buying a new keyboard, but I figured I would check here first. Seems like a short or something, but who knows.

    If anyone knows any tricks to getting keys to work again I would appreciate the help.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Good luck. I spilled pineapple juice on mine. Never did get it to work again.

    Luckily, it was on my Compaq. I bought the iBook after that, and haven't looked back.
     
  3. macrumors G5

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    strider42

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    Well, you have nothing to lose so you might try completely submerging the keyboard in clean water. That should dissolve any extra residue in there. Let it dry out for a few days. I've known of people fixing their keyboards this way.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The funny thing is that it didn't have any sugar or anything in it. Just plain black tea. And it only affected a few keys.

    Well, I think I will try the water method. The other one wouldn't be worth the 5 hrs or so it would take me. I would be better off spending the $45 for a new one.

    Thanx for the help

    (Crossing my fingers)
     

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