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OLDFantomas
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join:2001-09-30
980 51

Can i wash laptop keyboard?

i spiled soda on my laptops keyboard and now some of hte keys are getting stock.
so i was wondering if i can remove it and wash it, what do you think?
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RRaider

join:2002-07-10
Amarillo, TX

you can try but will likely end up with a bad keyboard, if you do, make sure you remove it from the computer completely. You are very fortunate, liquid spills often cause alot of damage.



delt4
Congrats BUCCOS
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join:2000-07-13
Pittsburgh, PA
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reply to OLDFantomas

If it makes you feel any better, keyboards are not all all expensive. I would get a new one.
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nelamvr6
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join:2000-11-28
New London, CT
reply to OLDFantomas

You can wash them for sure. I've washed hundreds in my time (I used to work for AT&T DSO a few years back, and also in the Navy). You have to be sure that you disassemble it carefully. Then you have to be sure that anything you use to clean will not leave any residue. Technical grade isopropyl alcohol should do, or distilled water. Then you have to make sure it's COMPLETELY dry before you reassemble.
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Cariad
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join:2000-07-02
Staten Island, NY

reply to OLDFantomas

Re: Can i wash laptop keyboard?

All depends how bad the spill was. Soda was spilt on mine while the case was closed, but seeped inside. Top two rows refused to work. I took the keyboard out, wiped it down, but to no avail, it had to replaced.

Not cheap either, cost me $110.
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[text was edited by author 2002-10-19 09:16:40]



nelamvr6
High-End Headphoniac
Premium
join:2000-11-28
New London, CT

said by Cariad:
All depends how bad the spill was. Soda was spilt on mine while the case was closed, but seeped inside. Top two rows refused to work. I took the keyboard out, wiped it down, but to no avail, it had to replaced.

Not cheap either, cost me $110.
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Ryw in fwy na perffaith rydw in Gymraes.

[text was edited by author 2002-10-19 09:16:40]

Yeah, I never said that cleaning would fix it!

If something has already been damaged it will need replacing.
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OLDFantomas
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join:2001-09-30
980 51
reply to OLDFantomas

i think i am going to bid on this:
»cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi···61970088
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RRaider

join:2002-07-10
Amarillo, TX
reply to OLDFantomas

I work at a shop that services Compaq among others and I can tell you that our cost for that keyboard is over $60 from Compaq.



BA
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join:2001-05-24
Vancouver, BC

said by RRaider:
I work at a shop that services Compaq among others and I can tell you that our cost for that keyboard is over $60 from Compaq.
I thought ASPs had a discount. The official Compaq spare parts store sells it for $52 including 2 day UPS shipping.
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RRaider

join:2002-07-10
Amarillo, TX

reply to OLDFantomas

Sorry guys, that was the wrong price, its $45 for an ASP with next day air.
[text was edited by author 2002-10-19 17:17:00]


RRaider

join:2002-07-10
Amarillo, TX
reply to OLDFantomas