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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:50 am 
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Somehow I managed to kill the non-BL/China chiclet keyboard of my 19 last night, it was next to me on a stool and I had dripping hands.

Most keys don't work anymore, so I can assume that it's pretty much dead?


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:35 am 
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I'm not familar with this particular keyboard,
but it usually helps to let wet electronics airdry for a couple of hours.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:20 am 
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Karl Klammer wrote:
I'm not familar with this particular keyboard,
but it usually helps to let wet electronics airdry for a couple of hours.

I ran Prime95 on Blend all night long and it didn't fix it, nor did a few minutes at 50C in our oven.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:34 am 
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The inside is a plastic sheet with contacts on it. Not really much to get permanently damaged by water. Let it air dry for a day or two.
Did you try a different keyboard? Does it work?

Here is a photo of the sheet inside a rubber keyboard. The emissive is very similar.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:10 am 
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Shawn wrote:
The inside is a plastic sheet with contacts on it. Not really much to get permanently damaged by water. Let it air dry for a day or two.
Did you try a different keyboard? Does it work?

Here is a photo of the sheet inside a rubber keyboard. The emissive is very similar.
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I already ordered a new keyboard, but I didn't try another KB as I don't have one.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 10:51 am 
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Yeah it's completely dead, I soaked it in WD40 and it still doesn't work anymore.

Into the trash it goes then, gotta wait about 1.5 weeks for my new KB.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 5:10 pm 
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User32 wrote:
I soaked it in WD40


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:45 am 
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why the heck would you soak it in WD40? if you can disassemble it enough to get at its innards, using contact cleaner would be better than WD40...... which I wouldnt EVER use anywhere near a computer!

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 1:24 pm 
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QldRtv wrote:
why the heck would you soak it in WD40? if you can disassemble it enough to get at its innards, using contact cleaner would be better than WD40...... which I wouldnt EVER use anywhere near a computer!

Hey, it worked for my dad's car which had a coolant leak over the BCM.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:52 pm 
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FYI
It is much much much better to use electronic cleaner spray. It dissipates water without leaving residue.

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