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    KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « on: April 21, 2009, 07:41:38 PM »
    I got a little problem.I am in a job last night.
    My brother accidentally spilled a Beer in to the keyboard, So I come home early I let it dry with blower and remove all the pieces of press buttons.
    After that I tried it.There are some error buttons If i press insert It will automatically go to sleep, If i press 12345 there are some letters or numbers that is going to show up.
    please reply asap

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 08:20:51 PM »
    Keyboard + Water = Destruction

    Trust me, I have had this happen to me three times already. No matter how long I have left the keyboards to dry, they are always damaged.
    You will need to replace it.

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 08:27:58 PM »
    you came home early for this?
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 09:58:39 PM »
    Keyboard + Water = Destruction

    Trust me, I have had this happen to me three times already. No matter how long I have left the keyboards to dry, they are always damaged.
    You will need to replace it.  And one of the keyboards I refer to is the one I am now typing this message with.

    Keyboard not necessarily broken if water spills onto it. I've had that happen twice to two different keyboards, have let each dry completely and it came back to life. If keyboard gets wet, you should instantly unplug keyboard and stop all power feeding to it right away.  And one of the keyboards I refer to is the one I am now typing this message with.


    But for now, I would just water clean the keyboard and let it dry for at least a day or two and see if it comes alive again. Newegg sells keyboard at low price but if you have a keyboard that can be working again, then good  :D

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 10:41:33 PM »
    Is this a laptop or a regular keyboard?

    If it's a laptop keyboard, you might be able to get a replacement online somewhere.

    If it's a regular keyboard, replacements are cheap if it can't be fixed.

    There are small circuits that are closed when when a key is pressed, completing the electrical circuit for that particular keystroke. When liquid gets inside the keyboard, it often touches more than one of these circuit paths, so when one path is pressed, it ends up completing several circuits and not just the key you pressed, resulting in either multiple characters popping up or the keyboard getting the wrong signal and therefore telling the computer the wrong keystroke (like insert putting it to sleep).

    In some cases, if you disassemble the keyboard, seperate and carefully wipe dry the circuit sheets inside, everything will be ok. Depending on the keyboard, this can be either fairly easy or really difficult. Some keyboards (for instance, my Zboard keyboard) are only composed of a few pieces: the base, the top and keys, a single rubber pad sheet, the circuit sheets and circuit board.

    However, in some cases, it's not that simple. Some keyboards don't have all of the rubber pads in one big sheet, but instead have about about 100 individual little rubber pads... a severe pain to take apart and put back together by hand.

    You might be better off spending $10-20 on a new keyboard... or beating $10-20 out of your brother  >:D

    Disclaimer: I was joking about beating your brother. Don't hurt him too much.
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 11:22:43 AM by quaxo »

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 07:37:39 AM »
    If you have a dishwasher you can try placing it in the upper rack and running the full dry cycle only...

    But i'd replace it.
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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 08:18:25 AM »
    you came home early for this?

    Eh? Did I miss something?

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 08:49:34 AM »
    Eh? Did I miss something?

    I guess so- or maybe, I misinterpreted:

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    My brother accidentally spilled a Beer in to the keyboard, So I come home early

    it sounds like, he was at work, and came home early just because of some spillage.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 09:15:31 AM »
    Oh, right.  :D

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 09:30:40 AM »
    Every body is right!   ;D

    Here is the problem. He should not be allowed to drink Beer near the keyboard. Keyboards do not do good on beer. Very destructive. A much teeter choice would be a dry martini. Very dry, hold the olive.

    Alcohol, even when diluted with some water, drys much faster. And most alcoholic drinks made with vodka, gin or tequila will leave almost no residue. Avoid rum. And the stuff that tastes like coffee. And rum and coca-cola is verboden.

    In an emergency, disassemble tkeyboard and wash parts with rubbing alcohol. With mix at 70% it is a good solvent . In the USA it is cheaper than drinking kind.

    Unlike me, the keyboard must absolutely dry before going back to work!

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 09:50:37 AM »
    If i spill Beer on my keyboard i usually follow that up with a shot of Single-Malt Scotch.
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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 10:13:40 AM »
    I think that your keyboard got drunk!!!
    That was a joke, OK i think that if your keyboard is getting wet you should immediately unplug it and  open the keyboard, clean it and after that use a hairdry to dry it.
    With this option I had a success.
    Cheers.


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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009, 03:32:32 PM »
    I think that your keyboard got drunk!!!
    That was a joke, OK i think that if your keyboard is getting wet you should immediately unplug it and  open the keyboard, clean it and after that use a hairdry to dry it.
    With this option I had a success.
    Cheers.

    I don't know. Testing a keyboard on DUI might not be as successful as a keyboard that has only taken a swim.  ;D

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #13 on: April 22, 2009, 03:50:49 PM »
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    Keyboard + Water = Destruction

    Not necessarily. Keyboard + water + electricity = destruction maybe

    Keyboard + water + sugary ingredients [like in beer, soft drinks etc]  = destruction more likely







    « Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 06:36:25 PM by patio »

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    Re: KEYBOARD PROBLEMS
    « Reply #14 on: April 22, 2009, 04:28:24 PM »
    Not necessarily. Keyboard + water + electricity = destruction maybe

    Keyboard + water + sugary ingredients [like in beer, soft drinks etc]  = destruction more likely



    yeah, as long as water is dry before short circuit arrives, you are ok
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 06:36:38 PM by patio »