[Gllug] Keyboard giving up the ghost

Mark Williams mark.666 at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Jun 27 06:27:46 UTC 2006

Richard Jones wrote:

>On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 01:10:27AM +0100, Chris Bell wrote:
>>   I assume you have tried washing it in warm water with a little washing-up
>>liquid, rinsing it with clean water, then leaving it in the sun to dry. I
>>have seen rather larger, more expensive, keyboards get this treatment. Voted
>>worst so far is Coke, which includes lots of sugar plus the same acid as
>>rust remover. My home TV has staggered on for another 20 years after I
>>washed the dust and general grime off, then hosed it down and left it in the
>>garden to dry.
>This is what I'm trying to do now.
>I'm back to using a really horrible spongy Logitech USB keyboard.  Yuk ...
>Grapefruit juice seems to be quite pernicious to keyboards.  It makes
>the keys stick down for a couple of seconds.
The cheapo membrane jobbies will lose the painted-on pcb-style tracks & 
die permanently with orange juice. Known fact!

You should get away with bathing a proper keyboard. If it just sticks 
down but works otherwise, you definitely should!


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