my (almost) first iBook tragedy!

iSaint

macrumors 603
Original poster
It finally happened...spilled a little water on the iBook keyboard. At least it wasn't coke or something with all sugar in it. I turned it sideways to let the water get out, then shut down immediately and took the battery out. Fortunately I had just bought a can of air and there was little water underneath the keyboard. So here I am back alive with no issues.

must-be-more-careful-with-my-iBook/baby/livelihood
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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iSaint said:
Yeah I really should invest in one. What's the feel for typing? I've never used a cover of any sort for fear they're clumsy, thick plastic things that don't stay on your computer.
Never tried one. :eek: I hear good things about them though!
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
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ITASOR said:
One word: iSkin.

Ooooooohhh, I have an iSkin. IT'S AWESOME!!!!

When you go to the Apple store, ask if they have an open one. You can snag it for $10 instead of $20.
ROCK!!!

I have currently misplaced my iSkin. :( :( :(
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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katie ta achoo said:
Ooooooohhh, I have an iSkin. IT'S AWESOME!!!!

When you go to the Apple store, ask if they have an open one. You can snag it for $10 instead of $20.
ROCK!!!

I have currently misplaced my iSkin. :( :( :(
Really, no way? $10 for an open one. Won't I sound stupid asking that? "Uh, katie ta achoo said to ask if there's any open ones for $10 please."

I'm scared. Are they normally $20? I didn't even know they sold them. YAY! I'm going to get one!
 

dmw007

macrumors G4
May 26, 2005
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Working for MI-6
Wow, that was a close one. I bet your heart skipped a beat when you spilled water on your beloved iBook (I might have went into cardiac arrest ;) ).
 

DDarling

macrumors newbie
Jul 17, 2005
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Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Yep, iSkin's are amazing. I leave mine all the time so that I don't get any dust in my keyboard.(Oh boogie boo) I absolutely adore my iBook and if something were to happen to it, like a piece of dust getting in the key board(*gasp, faints*) would be horrible, and would probably give me seisures. So, go buy a iSkin, they are great for typing on, as I currently am.

DDarling
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
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ITASOR said:
Really, no way? $10 for an open one. Won't I sound stupid asking that? "Uh, katie ta achoo said to ask if there's any open ones for $10 please."

I'm scared. Are they normally $20? I didn't even know they sold them. YAY! I'm going to get one!

Hmmm... seems you have some hesitation when asking for open items, ey?

HAAHH! I lost that a LONG TIME AGO!

I go, and if I'm buying ANYTHING, I ask if they have an open one. If it saves me $10, it's allllll good!

that being said:
I got my iPod shuffle for $80, my iSkin for $10 (instead of $20) and I'm pretty sure some more stuff. (***EDIT*** $99 Kensington Power adapter for $45. Take that, full price!!***/EDIT***)

I never ask for it in proper english either. I always ask "do you have an open ___ so I can get it on the cheaps?" You can also replace "on the cheaps" with "nearly free" "absolutely free" "gratis" "Fo' cheap, yo*"

:D :D
Think about it-- if you get an OPEN iSkin for $10, you have another $10 for.. a cup of coffee or something, I dunno. Starbucks is expensive.

*I only said this ONCE. I felt REALLY stupid afterwards. :p
 

Sutekidane

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2005
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ah, I hate my iskin, dust and stuff sticks to it and it slows down my typing. My friend had one and a grain of sand stuck to it and he closed his PB, and it scratched up his screen.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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Sutekidane said:
ah, I hate my iskin, dust and stuff sticks to it and it slows down my typing. My friend had one and a grain of sand stuck to it and he closed his PB, and it scratched up his screen.
Wanna sell it to me? :D
 

grapes911

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Jul 28, 2003
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Sutekidane said:
ah, I hate my iskin, dust and stuff sticks to it and it slows down my typing. My friend had one and a grain of sand stuck to it and he closed his PB, and it scratched up his screen.
I wash my weekly. I like the fact dust sticks to it. Better the iSkin than the powerbook itself. And sand? Why have sand near a pb?
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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grapes911 said:
I wash my weekly. I like the fact dust sticks to it. Better the iSkin than the powerbook itself. And sand? Why have sand near a pb?
Surfin' in the sand box. :cool:
 

wide

macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2004
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dont get an iskin open box, the reason it's 50% cheaper is because peopel from the street, with dirty, filthy, germy hands havebeen using them for a few weeks or even months. it's like asking for an open box of soap.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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wide said:
dont get an iskin open box, the reason it's 50% cheaper is because peopel from the street, with dirty, filthy, germy hands havebeen using them for a few weeks or even months. it's like asking for an open box of soap.
You can just wash it...
 

20rogersc

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Jun 28, 2005
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iSaint said:
Yeah I really should invest in one. What's the feel for typing? I've never used a cover of any sort for fear they're clumsy, thick plastic things that don't stay on your computer.
Oh they're brillaint. Once you get used to them they feel good, and if you try and type when you after you've taken it off it feels wierd. I would invest in one - it will save any repair costs.

::20ROGERSC::
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
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ITASOR said:
You can just wash it...

They're so easy to wash!!
It's all flexible, like a piece of fabric! a drop of dishwashing soap, some hot water, and BAM! all done!!

I loves me some iSkin!

I need to find mine. :( :(
 

ITASOR

macrumors 601
Mar 20, 2005
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katie ta achoo said:
They're so easy to wash!!
It's all flexible, like a piece of fabric! a drop of dishwashing soap, some hot water, and BAM! all done!!

I loves me some iSkin!

I need to find mine. :( :(
I bought one before! A clear one. Hopefully my iBook will come soon!