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Keyboards and coffee

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by reno64, Feb 25, 2011.

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  1. reno64

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    Apparently, the nice white keyboards for the G5's don't like coffee! Yes, I managed to spill coffee, with cream and sugar, on the lower left corner of the keyboard! The keys work but after I typing any 2 letters the "q" sticks and is unstoppable until I hit the Delete key. I can back up to her I started: as soon as I start typing the process picks up where I stopped it: what can do to in sure the the keys are clean and not sticking, any suggestions?

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    Guess you don't need to be told that keyboards and liquids don't like each other very much :)
    with all power disconnected (un plugged, battery removed etc), use a little bit of dry lubricant spray at the base of that those keys that are sticking. This is available in most auto departments. I happen to use one made by Liquid Wrench.
    I know this has helped on other keyboards..
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    Thanks for your response! I like the idea of dry-lube for sticky keys. Let me restate the problem: the physical key is not sticking; lower case "q" just starts running across the page - do you think that dry-lube will fix this? I will definitely try the dry-lube on the replacement G4 keyboard (you know the one, black keys, clear base) I'm using until the problem.

    I initially thought there might be some residue moisture inside the key cap; now it seems there is some problem with the contact itself - I appreciate your feed back.

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    I can't guarantee that it will or will not work, but worth the try....
    VIcks
     
  5. reno64

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    Thanks, I'll give it a shot!
     
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    is this a laptop keyboard, most desktop keyboards allow the keys to be removed and that should allow you to clean underneath the key.
     
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