I Have a Sticky Mouse (Spilled Root Beer) ...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by pimentoLoaf, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    ... can I just dip it in water, hang it up to dry, and have it work good as new in a few days? :confused:
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Yes and no. In theory, if you used Deionized (or distilled) water and let it dry - no problem.

    The catch - the mouse is a closed compartment - which will let water in, and trap it very well.

    Dip it if you must (in the DI / Distilled) - and if it's got a tail, use some good ole fashioned centrifugal force to remove the bulk of the water. Follow with some shaking, and finally put it into a ziploc bag with some desiccant or dry rice - and let it bake in the sun for a couple of days.
     
  3. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    Seeing as how there is a torrential lake-effect snowstorm where I'm at, sunshine ain't available anytime soon.

    Unfortunately, I just tossed a desiccant pack that came with, of all things, an assemble-it-yourself coat rack made from brass. Does brass corrode quickly enough to justify a thumb-sized pack?
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Just put it somewhere where it'll stay warm.

    Throw it on a heat register / vent.
     

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