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Thread: Spilling Coffee on your Keyboard and how to fix it

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    Spilling Coffee on your Keyboard and how to fix it

    Ever spilled your coffee on your keyboard? lol...Normally I am very careful but this time instead of putting the cup on the right in its special spot, I absentmindedly put it in front of me and boom! I knocked the entire cup over. I hurriedly turned the board over and drained it off and dried it. Then the keyes started to stick (milk in coffee). I then poured alcohol all over it while holding the board at a slant (oh, unplug it first lol), then proceeded to dry it off the best way I could. I left it to dry. I plugged it in and any key I touched, it would do something crazy to the computer lol. I took it apart and found some wet spots and dried those, put it all back and it still did crazy stuff.

    So, I just sat there, deciding to go buy a new board. Then my noggin kicked in, it decided that the keys should be programmed. sooooo I hit asdfghjkl" and the letters came out fine (I was doing it in word) then I did the next row and so on and by gingo! the board is fixed lol.

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    hope i dont spill anything on my keyboard., but i am glad you posted to share how to fix.. you just never know.. thanks
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    hope I don't spill anything, mine is a laptop. glad you got it fixed.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Wow, who would have thought of programming your keyboard? Not me!

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    You don't look like someone's grandkid to me. How DID you figure that out? When I have anything computer related go wrong, I have to call a grandkid to come help me get it back to where it belongs. And sometimes that kid is only about 6......
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    Interesting ... Glad it worked

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    that is an impressive save!!
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    Love it...you are my kind of gramma...(I fix my GK's computers)

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    Crumbs, I have spilled crumbs. I keep a make up brush very near. Like a mini broom. I turn it upside down and take the brush to it. Rap the back a little. My keyboard slides under the desktop. Coffee sits on top. I slide the keyboard back under when not using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    You don't look like someone's grandkid to me. How DID you figure that out? When I have anything computer related go wrong, I have to call a grandkid to come help me get it back to where it belongs. And sometimes that kid is only about 6......
    Lady, I take my computing seriously lol. I study and read techs sheets and have been doing it for years. I always fix my own pc and reformat if needed. I just refurbished and old xp pc that I had given to somebody's mother and it's working like a charm now. I love to tinker......when there is a problem, I just think about it a while and the answer comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathidahl View Post
    Love it...you are my kind of gramma...(I fix my GK's computers)
    Me, too. I've been using computers since before they were born.

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    I did that to my work computer keyboard. I'll have to try that (I saved it) :-) I don't really care for the replacement.
    Thanks!!
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    A cup of tea with sugar spilled onto mine and my son put it in the dishwasher machine- left it in during the drying cycle and I am still using the same one almost 3 yrs now. The only thing that's ever been washed in that machine that I didn't have to rewash by hand. LOL

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    No, I have not spilled any liquids, but did make the mistake of letting DB use it and he left it full of tobbacco that I had to clean out. Messy marvin!
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    Boy, do I ever need you as my neighbor!! I am terrible at using a computer and need all the help I can get.

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    Wow! Thanks for the tip! Never, ever thought about programming the keyboard. Love it!

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    My toddler grandson had a mouth full of juice and coughed, yeah right onto my laptop. Really messed up the keyboard, everything is wacky when typed.. Now it's his play computer. I haven't paid over $200 for a laptop in years. Buy them on special and put in closet. I have two new in box I bought when HPs were $179 at Walmart last year. I mostly use the laptop for quilting. I use a tablet for everything else. No keyboard to worry about.
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