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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:43 PM
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I spilled a beer my keyboard. my keys stick. any advice?
I've removed the keys and cleaned the goo, but it still sticks. :-(
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:45 PM
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1. Keyboards are cheap.
Get a new one.

I normally don't advocate replacing electronic stuff lightly. It's hell on landfills. But there is no way to get that keyboard completely clean at this point.
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:51 PM
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4. It's really only one key.
Unfortunately it's the space bar.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:46 PM
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2. Drink more beer
It won't matter so much.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:11 PM
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6. LOL!
Beat me to it.

Drink until your brain starts sticking, too.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:50 PM
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3. You could stick it in the dishwasher..
I have a knit laundry bag I put mine in first. It works well.. You do need to let it dry for a really long time. It works, but, I would go drop the 10$ on a new one.
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:52 PM
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5. No dishwasher. i have a spare, but i like this one
small, smooth, not too loud.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:24 PM
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7. Chase it back with a glass of water. n/m
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:49 PM
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8. Throw the keyboard in the dishwasher
I suggest you just use the rinse cycle, but what the hey - go for the whole enchilada and let us know how it turns out.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:52 PM
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9. New keyboard.
Redstone
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jbane Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:28 PM
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10. If you do put it in the dishwasher...
be sure to LET IT DRY OUT before you re-connect it to the computer.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:29 PM
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11. Get some pretzels!
:9

In seriousness, washing the keyboard in the dishwasher would be an easy solution - but not the safest. It'd have to dry COMPLETELY before using again.

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