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Quote: "Finally, you can give your keyboard a bath if it needs it. For example, if you spill orange soda pop into the keyboard, try to save matters by bathing the keyboard. First, turn off the computer. Second, unplug the keyboard. Third, immerse it in some warm, soapy water. Let it sit for a spell. Then remove the keyboard and let it drain. Keep it out overnight so that it's utterly dry when you reconnect it."
What do YOU think??

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I don't think that I would allow

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the soapy water to dry in it. Twould rinse it with clear later. HOWEVER, there are a number of contruction techniques used to make a keyboard and the cleaning method varies by the type.

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(NT) (NT) Exactly echos my thoughts, Ray.

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I Think...

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You'll be needing a new keyboard if you try that. Unless maybe you remove the PC board from inside beforehand.

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Yes and No

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I've actually done this with older removable kybd. innards and these were of the "hall effect" keys. They aren't effected by immesion, BUT certainly any metal mechincal or capactive types are as they aren't a sealed unit and thus you truly need to be sure it is dry. Though, I have used also chemical immersion baths as well but again the kybds. are robust and worth cleaning and refurbishment. However, its simply better to buy new ktbds. now to reduce any problems either from using a cleaned kybd. or damaged one. A simple cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a simple brush could work as well and allowed to dry, blow out and sit by sunlit window to dry, then test when ready. More importantly, you save NOT cleaning and typical kybds. aren't worth that much cleaning when faced with a serious spill, but laptop kybds. could be worth it. I have used a "hot box"(painted black metal vented box, facing sun) to help superdry some wet kybds. and take our chances, no or no go, then use or toss.

congrats '05 -----Willy Happy

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