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Offline red solo cup

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Help with keyboard
« on: August 16, 2020, 07:16:50 AM »
The Mrs. spilled a half cup of tea on her keyboard last night. She shut it off immediately. What's the best way to proceed?
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Re: Help with keyboard
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 10:50:36 AM »
You mean computer keyboard, right?

I'd just wait for it to dry out, then plug it back in and see what happens. Maybe there's no problem.
 

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Re: Help with keyboard
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2020, 11:59:48 PM »
Once it's all dried, it should be OK?
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Re: Help with keyboard
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 06:02:58 AM »
Is it an external (desktop) keyboard or a laptop keyboard?  If it is an external keyboard and it it broken just replace it; they are cheap as chips.
 

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Re: Help with keyboard
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 07:27:01 AM »
I opened it up. It has a least one membrane maybe two so everything was fine. It running great.
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Re: Help with keyboard
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 07:44:06 AM »
edit - Ninja'd

Is it an external (desktop) keyboard or a laptop keyboard?

Yeah, re-reading his post I'm thinking it was a laptop. That's an entirely different can of worms. Ideally you'd probably want to open it up and dry it with a towel ASAP, so that nothing corrodes. But I think it's too late for that at this point. I'd just make sure it's completely dry and then try powering it up.



they are cheap as chips.

Depends on the keyboard and what you consider "cheap". The one I use (this one) cost me around $50 I think, which I don't consider cheap. The keyboard is very nice though. But some keyboards can get to be over a hundred.

I do also have a cheap wireless keyboard which was maybe $5 or so, and it's actually not bad, though it feels cheap (plastic is very lightweight) and a few of the keys do get jammed at times.
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Re: Help with keyboard
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