How does this make any sense? Spilled wine on keyboard and…

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Doju, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    So, I accidentally spilled some red wine on my Apple wireless keyboard, but I figured the keyboard would survive, no worries, it's small enough.

    So, I took the batteries out, turned it over, took a can of that sprayable, compressed air and blew the keyboard out and all the wine came out.

    A day later I turned on the keyboard!

    It works! Yay!

    All... except the W. No, the w works fine. I mean, the lowercase w works fine, uppercase W doesn't!

    But, that's not the weirdest part, shift-w for uppercase W doesn't work, but shift-any-other-letter/number works FINE.

    How does this make any sense? And the other shift (on the right side of the keyboard) does it fine.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    That is very weird. Does shift + w produce an uppercase w on your MacBook Pro keyboard?
     
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Magic.

    That's the only answer.

    Honestly I have no idea, could be a tiny amount of wine left inside that's causing some kind of connection problem when those 2 keys are pressed, but I'm pretty sure that's not even possible, but I could be wrong.

    If it becomes a pain open up the keyboard and really give it a good spray with your canned air.
     
  4. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I took the suggestions and blew it out something fierce again.

    Strangely, I didn't even bother to take out the batteries this time, blew it out entirely, came back up, keyboard connected automatically, and uppercase-W worked fine.

    Thanks guys!!

    WWWWW ;)
     

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