Re: Keyboard not acting normal


On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 06:50 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Sightlings do it to.
You have no idea how often, either!

One thing those of us who are old-timey techs used to suggest, and still do, for external keyboards is either running them through a rinse-only cycle in the dishwasher or spray it down as promptly as possible with a sink sprayer or handheld shower.

Wetness is not really a problem, in most cases, provided you don't try to reconnect the device while it is still wet.  Make sure it's absolutely dry before you try it out again, which generally means at least 24-48 hours drying, preferably in a warm place with good air circulation.   Most things that get spilled into a keyboard are very easy to wash away provided they have not been allowed to dry/congeal before you do so.  But once sugars, fats, etc., thicken up or dry in the tiny cracks and crevices of the keys and contacts themselves, it's almost certain you'll never get it all cleaned out sufficiently.

When people say, "But you can't do that!!," my answer is, "What do you have to lose?"  If you don't try it, you can be virtually certain that your keyboard will be toast.  And heaven forbid it's a substantial fluid spill in to a laptop.  That is generally a death sentence.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel


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