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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:21 PM
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Just performed surgery on the laptop computer...
well, Husband did... after dumping a bowl of salsa on the laptop keyboard. :scared:

So, we popped all the keys off, plus the little white plastic thingies that hold the keys on and find an enormous quantity of cat fur mixed in with the little chunks of onion and garlic and tomato.

Husband wiped it all down with alcohol, then q-tipped the hard-to-reach areas, then put a pair of my nylons over the vacuum cleaner hose and sucked up the rest of the fur-and-salsa mixture. Meanwhile, I was rinsing all the keys and plastic thingies off and blotting them dry with paper towels. Then we put the keys back on and voila! Surgery seemst to have been successful!

Felt like a bizarre game of Scrabble, though, while we were reassembling the keyboard.

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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:36 PM
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1. A rockin friday night.
I'm trying to figure out how to clean my monitor. I now understand why I couldn't wait to grow up. :P
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:39 PM
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2. OMG!
You are soooo fucking brave! :toast:
You give hope to all who have sprayed :spray:
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:41 PM
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3. Laptop boards are a booger.
I've field-stripped a full-sized keyboard. Never a laptop.
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Graf Orlok Donating Member (441 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:43 PM
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4. I spilled Mr. Pibb on my laptop a few years ago.
The damn thing was ruined after that. $1,500 down the drain.
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