Keyboard + Coffee = new one for ya!

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  1. Maury macrumors 6502

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    So I spilled coffee on the keyboard. Not the first time won't be the last.

    Comma key no longer works. Everything else is fine.

    Almost. Now here it is. I cannot type capital letter eye with the left shift. The one you see at the start of the last sentence used right-shift.

    But every other key works fine with left shift. Like O and U.

    Can anyone think of ANY reason for this behaviour?!?!
     
  2. maflynn, Jun 5, 2014
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    Yes, the liquid damaged the circuitry and now your keyboard is broken. Time to buy a new one.

    Bummer man :(
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yeah, probably should just worry about finding a replacement than why it's acting weird like you describe. liquids and electronics don't play well together and funny things happen when they do.

    Too bad about the spilled coffee too. :( :p
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    OMG!:eek:

    That's horrible!:eek:

    You wasted a perfectly good cup of coffee!:eek:

    The horror!:eek:



    Sorry about the spill. I hope it doesn't turn into an expensive boo-boo.:)
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    My keyboard has the left-shift not working problem too. Makes me angry. :mad: Pressing it hard a few times seems to get it to work for a bit though.
     
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    I miss the good ol days when you could put a keyboard in the dishwasher, then let it dry for a day, then - New Keyboard!!

    Good thing they're really cheap now.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Heck, I miss the days when the caps weren't easy to destroy when pulling them off!
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    You could always get one of these terrible things :D

    [​IMG]

    Sorry about the spill, at least it was just a keyboard and not a motherboard :)
     
  9. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    You really might want to at least try to make it the last time, since this could be an expensive repair. :)
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes, liquids and electronics tend not to work well together.

    Trust Shrink to grieve over a lost cup of coffee; now if that was Liquid Amber from Sweet Maria's coffee emporium there would be a period of deep (and perhaps, public) mourning, I suspect.

    I think the moral of the story is try to have your coffee next, nigh, or near your keyboard…..


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    Yes, things were made to last back then…..rugged and robust……resistant to sustained attempts at destruction…….

    Yes, I can see why you might miss this……..all those incredibly sturdy metal typewriters clearly served as the model for such rugged design….
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Now that's a keyboard that will withstand a spill! :p
     

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