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Old 10-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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My Keyboard !!!

I just spilled a full glass of sweet tea on my old Logitech keyboard !! I've had this thing for years,, and love(ed) it ! It was wireless with rechargable mouse,,, a gamer rig.. I had no choice but to run water through it under the faucet. Now, after blow drying with a garden blower,, I guess I'll see in the morning if it still works. I've built our (his/hers) pc's for years, but have never had any good experiences with taking a keyboard apart. I get attatched to old things that still work, or used to... Anybody have any idea's ,, besides buying a new one ?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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I don't know about tea but coke pretty much kills one.
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Folks say putting drowned electronics in a bag of dry rice will take out any remaining moisture.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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My cell phone had a nice bath and when I got it out I put it over a lamp shade so the heat would dry it out. Worked. You certainly won't lose anything if you try to dry it. Residual moisture where the forced air cannot reach may be a problem. Suggest slight heat over a period of a few hours.
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Thanks .. We have a fan blowing on it over night. Heck I've used that thing so much I've replaced the letters twice...
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Try rinsing it with 100% alcohol,91 % might work if you cant find 100,
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HD has denatured alcohol. When you think you have it dry, dry it again.
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What do you do with the left over rice after use? It probably sticks to the wetted surface it was drying.
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Wayne, you boil a pot of water and stick the KB in it. The rice floats right off.

Seriously, I think the rice would fall off if you tapped the KB on a firm surface or took a stiff brush to it. Never tried rice myself. Just guessing. I wouldn't use rice though. I would think it could get stuck under and between the keys.
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Try rinsing it with 100% alcohol,91 % might work if you cant find 100,
Wild Turkey is 101. That should help the OP forget about the keyboard.
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Wayne, you boil a pot of water and stick the KB in it. The rice floats right off.

Seriously, I think the rice would fall off if you tapped the KB on a firm surface or took a stiff brush to it. Never tried rice myself. Just guessing. I wouldn't use rice though. I would think it could get stuck under and between the keys.
Have you ever used instant potatoes instead of rice?
Seriously, I heard wrapping the wet item in newspaper helps draw out the residual moisture.
Never tried it, so I cannot verify the results.
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I poured old instant potatoes down the drain and turned on the water.
Will never ever do that again. Had to take apart the plumbing to unclog it.
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Wild Turkey is 101. That should help the OP forget about the keyboard.
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Well, it's the next morning, and I didn't get all the sugar tea washed out, and the keys are sticky. I guess it's time for a new one. I have a question on wireless... Our pc's are in the family room, maybe 8-10' apart. Do I need to get one that operates on a different frequency than DW's to prevent problems ? Her newer mouse/keyboard uses 2.4 ghz. I can't find what freq my old one works on,,, it's like this one...
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You wouldn't believe how much I've used this crazy thing,,, gaming, everyday use,, etc.. (and I mean everyday) I'd love to have another one, but not used... and usb would be nice, instead of the old PS2 like this one. Idea's ? I know keyboards/mice are very personal in a way some people like one, others would hate it. I really liked the recharger stand for the mouse. Hardly ever have to replace batteries. Idea's ??? Thanks again everybody !
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PS, I'm using our old backup wired MS.. grrrrr
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