Wet keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kirkbross, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    So our cat knocked a full glass of water across our iMac keyboard... the low-profile aluminum keyboard with white keys. Needless to say, some keys stopped working.

    I put it in direct sun for a few days and a few of the keys came back to life, but alas one key -- the I key -- is still dead.

    Any suggestions other than dropping $49 for a new keyboard? I feel like I'm so close to fixing it! :)
     
  2. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

    OS6-OSX

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    Since the alternative is to spend $49 on a new one, break out the mini screwdriver kit, 99% alcohol, q-tips and canned air. After a good cleaning and "Blowing out" the chances of your "I" returning will greatly increase.


    MacPro 2008 3.1 | 14GB Ram | Quadro 4000 | MC6.0 | OS 10.6.8 | MOTU HDX-SDI | ATTO R644| LaCie 324
     
  3. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    Stick the keyboard in a bag of kitty litter or rice.
     
  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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  5. Moogintroll macrumors member

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    If there was no sugar in the water, you're probably ok. If the worst comes to the worst and you have to do some repairs, I once fixed my keyboard membrane with some conductive ink. It's not cheap for the amount of ink you get but it's probably cheaper than a new keyboard.
     
  6. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    Skin the kitty for doing such a bad thing to you. No, seriously.. don't do that as the cat did not know it would shorten out a key of keys.
     

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