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Keyboard wet

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Inglonias, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Inglonias

    Inglonias Thread Starter

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    (note that I and dictating and thus the computers translation may be an accurate. I'm using an onscreen keyboard to correct the worst errors as well as the parts of the keyboard that still work. Bear with me...)

    Hello I tried to clean my keyboard yesterday afternoon and now it does not work . I removed each key individually And then I reinstate them all out in water . I thought that I had tried them for a long enough time to put them back in (which was about 2 hours) Whilst I brushed the keyboard down with alcohol swab qtips and dry toothbrush. Now most of the bottom row of my keyboard And that some of the middle of an top row Are nonfunctional I'd write the keyboard out overnight But that did not seem to help. It is a cheap board so it is fine if I have to replace it but nevertheless I would like it if this one worked.

    This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823665001

    Is there anything that I can do besides continue to dry the keyboard?
     
  2. etaf

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    you took all the keys off and cleaned them water - then dried them off completely

    so why is the keyboard WET

    if you have any water on the keyboard then theres a chance of failure and YES it does need to be completely dry - put in airing cupboard and allow to completely dry out
     
  3. norton850

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    "It is a cheap board so it is fine if I have to replace it"

    Probably a good idea. You can leave it for a few more days and see if it dries out but I wouldn't expect much.
     
  4. Inglonias

    Inglonias Thread Starter

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    Yeah. About a five dollar board.

    I'm using a spare my dad had lying around. I'm guessing that if it doesn't work after today, its not worth trying to fix. Its $5.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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