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  1. BobBarr New Member

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    my mom spilled a whole cup of FREKIN HOT COFFEE on my logitech g11.....i have it outside upside down........am i f***ing screwed...any chance of everything drying out without harm?
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    Leave it to dry,it should be fine.You could also wash it with distilled water,it will rinse off the sugar.
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    really cuz the keys were practically sitting in pools of coffee and thankfully it wasnt on
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    ok thanks...what a frekin way to start the weekend with my gaming comp not having a board :(
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    Keyboards are easy to clean. Just take it to the bathtub and run water into it for about 5 minutes to disolve any of the dried coffee. Let it dry for a few days to make sure there is no moisture left in it before you plug it back in.

    I do it all the time. :toast:
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    if it wasnt on youd prob be okay.

    This is going to be disgusting but my cat once threw up (years ago) on my keyboard while it was off. My dad stripped it down, cleaned it and left it to dry.

    All was good!
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    lol in the bathtub!!!!!!! wow lmao ive never taken anything near water xD
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    Seriously, just make sure that if it is a wireless kb to remove the batteries first.
    Electronics and water do fine together as long as there is no power. Water does not hurt circuit boards or chips at all.

    If you wash something that has capacitors in it, make sure they are discharged first also.
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    Yeah as long as it does not remain damp so it can rust or short.

    You can actually run electronics submerged in pure H20.

    It is the minerals found in "normal" water which conducts the electricity :)
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    fixed ;)
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    U NEED TO CLEAN IT WITH WATER AN LEAVE it to dry ..this is the only solution ..
    don't worry about the water it will fully dry of u leave it tow days
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    thanks :rolleyes:
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    The rubber duck for techies lol.
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    pure H2O don't conducts electricity....
    search for it in a chemistry store 1 Gallon for about about ten bucks
    submerged the board for few minutes, and let it to dry for couple days

    it SHOULD BE FINE.....
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    it should be okay

    keyboards are usually extremely extremely hard to break, they're very resistant to spills

    just remove the batteries and clean it out or it will get sticky keys
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    If you do get sticky keys, go buy yourself some non-conductive, no-residue contact cleaner, pop the keycaps off of the sticky keys and spray away (tap on the key while spraying).
    Non-conductive contact cleaner can be sprayed on anything, even if the power is on.
    The spray can I have here at work is Slide Veri-kleen. I mostly use it to clean floppy drives, but I have used it to good effect on the occasional sticky key.
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    I'm pretty sure she has to get her a new coffee now. Even if she can get it all out, it'll be cold.
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    He will need to take it apart ASAP make live a hell load easier before that crap drys. My friend did it with pepsi and thought he could let it dry out and it dissolved parts of the keyboard in side. I guess he was not thinking i dunno but all that acid :p.

    Sticky keys just turn them off lol...

    Maybe he should have his new keyboard now too :p

    LOL.
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    Yeah Pepsi or Coke make a mess of a keyboard. He may have to do a bit of cleaning if she had sugar in the coffee. :D Although, just water should work fine if he got it rinsed out before the coffee dried.

    I used my pressure washer on keyboards twice. The first time I just backed off a little and blasted away. Worked well. The second time was for fun with a junk keyboard. It's amazing what happens to a keyboard when hit with a water stream at 3600psi from about one inch away. :laugh:

    You can also use non-abrasive hand/dish soaps on a keyboard to get off the grime. You just have to rinse it A LOT so the soap does not leave a residue.
    It is not a wise idea to spray Febreeze or any air freshener on your keyboard to make it smell nice.
    DO NOT use finger nail polish remover on a keyboard or anything else you want to clean other than your fingernails.
    If you are getting a new keyboard, a fun way to disinfect the old one is with gasoline and an ignition source. Stand back when you light it.
    If you own a .22, keyboards make fun targets, but leave lots of little parts that you have to clean up.

    Just a few tips from Old Uncle Kreij :D
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    ahahahhahahha good stuff....i had it outside and my mom gave me her blow dryer lol and there was sugar, and cream and all that fun stuff in it btw XD, she even gave me 50 bucks to buy a new one...win and it works fine..smells kindanice too good thing i like coffee :D
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    Could of also put it in the fridge. Will pull all the moisture out.
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    That's how my dad cleaned my keyboard when I threw up on it when I was 2... (yea at 2 I already was on comps LOL)
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    i personally use iso alcohol clean it up real good and take a hair dryer on medium to dry it up good :)
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    You should let it dry and then using a flathead screwdriver pop the keys out(can be done on g11) and use a damp cloth to clean it you can also take the dust out too this way.
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