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#867098 - 27th Mar 2014 3:13pm Laptop keyboard , how to clean
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my problem is that I got coffee on my laptop keyboard

What would you recommend me to wash the keyboard in.

I stripped it out this morning and washed it in water but no joy

priced a replacement on ebay. 16 including delivery

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#867100 - 27th Mar 2014 3:45pm Re: Laptop keyboard , how to clean [Re: Nomad]
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Windscreen wash and water.
As long as it evaporates it should be ok.

* It may just have to dry out a bit more before it wants to work.
*Make sure you have the connector the correct way up on the motherboard.

Try plugging in a physical keyboard just to be sure its accepting typing.
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#867113 - 27th Mar 2014 5:46pm Re: Laptop keyboard , how to clean [Re: Mark]
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cheers mark,

using the on screen keyboard feature at moment

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#867120 - 27th Mar 2014 6:04pm Re: Laptop keyboard , how to clean [Re: Nomad]
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I wouldn't use any solvents like glycol in windscreen wash. You have no idea what it might affect. Stick to fresh water. The biggest problem is drying it, and time is the best way of doing that. You are best not trying to heat it. Open it so that air can get to the inside if you can.

You can accelerate it by putting it in a sealed container with silica gel which you can get from Hobbycraft and lots of other places. This will absorb about 40% of its weight of water from water vapour in the container which result in quicker evaporation from your wet keyboard.

You can regenerate the Silica gel by heating it in a moderate oven at 150C to drive off any water its absorbed and re-use it again.

Some people advocate using dry rice. I have no experience of this but I don't imagine it would work as well as silica gel does. I've used it on several mobile phones over the years and its always worked, although it is slow - a week or two at least.

It goes without saying that you shouldn't leave it powered up. And if its a wireless keyboard, remove the battery. If you want to try it to see if its recoverd do so for as short a time as you can manage.

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#867143 - 27th Mar 2014 6:48pm Re: Laptop keyboard , how to clean [Re: Excoriator]
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hi, I ordered a new one from ebay. will give the old one a good clean and keep as spare till I sell it early next year .
cheers for advice

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#867190 - 27th Mar 2014 9:48pm Re: Laptop keyboard , how to clean [Re: Nomad]
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Strange the keyboard is now working, when I washed I most have sorted problem out but was not completely dried somewhere. cancelled order fro ebay no problem.

only noticed because I had forgotten and started typing on the keyboard. that's 16 saved :-)

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