• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 35
    1. #1
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40

      Tell Me How to Get Coffee Out of My Keyboard

      yeah, so I spilled a half cup coffee on my keyboard the other day () and I poured most of it out when it happened, and then took canned air to it to try to dry it out, and wiped it down and everything... but now my spacebar is a little sticky and slow.

      Is there a safe way to take a keyboard apart to clean under the keys or am I just screwed?

    2. #2
      someone needs a tummy rub Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV 1 year registered 1000 Hall Points Veteran First Class
      Snooze's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Finland
      Posts
      306
      Likes
      0
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxHEqyhWlGY

      oh edit: there are plenty more keyboard cleaning videos on youtube if that doesnt help


    3. #3
      Back by Unpopular Demand NeAvO's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2006
      Gender
      Location
      England
      Posts
      5,090
      Likes
      7
      I saw "Tell me how to get coffe..." and I knew the rest :p

      Try asking James, I'm sure he'll know. Otherwise do that?
      NeAvO's Nightly Journeys
      Adopted: Hazel AngelGirl Shadowsand
      Terrorhawker
      <img src=http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t58/NeAvO_2007/neavowx4.png border=0 alt= />
      Courtesy of Goldney
      Quote Originally Posted by Vex Kitten
      You're just jealous that I'm more of a man than you could ever be, sweetie pie.
      Shoot for the moon, even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

    4. #4
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Thanks for the link.

      hmm, that seems like kind an old keyboard in that video though... I don't know if the keys on mine are supposed to come off?

      I was hoping I could just take the back of it off and clean under the keys that way or something. I'll look through the other YouTube vids. Thanks again

    5. #5
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Quote Originally Posted by NeAvO View Post
      I saw "Tell me how to get coffe..." and I knew the rest :p

      Try asking James, I'm sure he'll know. Otherwise do that?
      haah

      yeah, remember what I told you he would say when I told him? He was that and worse. I don't want to ask his help

    6. #6
      Back by Unpopular Demand NeAvO's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2006
      Gender
      Location
      England
      Posts
      5,090
      Likes
      7
      Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
      haah

      yeah, remember what I told you he would say when I told him? He was that and worse. I don't want to ask his help
      You silly clutz :p
      NeAvO's Nightly Journeys
      Adopted: Hazel AngelGirl Shadowsand
      Terrorhawker
      <img src=http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t58/NeAvO_2007/neavowx4.png border=0 alt= />
      Courtesy of Goldney
      Quote Originally Posted by Vex Kitten
      You're just jealous that I'm more of a man than you could ever be, sweetie pie.
      Shoot for the moon, even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

    7. #7
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40

    8. #8
      Jesus of DV <span class='glow_0000FF'>Man of Shred</span>'s Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2006
      LD Count
      175
      Gender
      Location
      Olds, alberta
      Posts
      4,624
      Likes
      793
      DJ Entries
      293
      that happened to me once. i just bought a new keyboard.
      The Best of my dream journal
      http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x15/LucidSeeker/RanmaSig.jpg
      MoSh: How about you stop trying to define everything, and just accept what you experience, and explore it.
      - From the DJ of Waking Nomad!
      Quote Originally Posted by The Cusp View Post
      I'm guessing those intergalactic storm cloud monster bugs come out of sacred energy vortex angel gate medicine wheels.

    9. #9
      Member wasup's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Gender
      Posts
      4,668
      Likes
      18
      Hmm burnz I think that pretty much all keyboards can have their keys taken off. Try taking off a useless key first (such as like, the windows key or "home" or something) to test, if you are still worried about it.

    10. #10
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Quote Originally Posted by ataraxis View Post
      Hmm burnz I think that pretty much all keyboards can have their keys taken off. Try taking off a useless key first (such as like, the windows key or "home" or something) to test, if you are still worried about it.
      Good idea, next time I'm feeling brave, I'll try that. I could probably just live with the space bar being kinda slow, but you know me, the perfectionist. Ah well, I just the sticky space bar gives it character, right?

    11. #11
      Member wasup's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Gender
      Posts
      4,668
      Likes
      18
      show me a pic of the keyboard and i can tell you if its (probably) detachable. And furthermore, it would make sense for the buttons to be able to come off, right? Not for convenience, but honestly, would the manufactuars really want to make a keyboard with already intact buttons. They make the keyboard base and button separately, and then attach them. But yeah, especially if the button feels wiggly, it is meant to come off....

    12. #12
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      keyboard

      So what do you reckon?

    13. #13
      Member .:Rob:.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      198
      Likes
      0
      I once split a bowl of cheerios on my keyboard and I basically pulled the keys off and soaked them in hot water. They were sort of OK when I put them back on. The J, the M and the B are a little weird though. I have to press down as hard as I can on those keys. If the keyboard sustained as much damage as mine did after the keyboard incident you may just need a new keyboard.
      http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/715/sigds6.jpg

    14. #14
      Member Amethyst Star's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2004
      Gender
      Location
      Atashermi
      Posts
      6,852
      Likes
      49
      You can likely take the keys off of that keyboard. Also, you can soak it in warm water (not sure if you should add soap... you probably don't have to) and wipe it off. Just make sure it's really dry before you plug it back in. Keyboards are quite resilient.

      Sometimes you can put a keyboard in the dishwasher, but I'm a little hesitant about that.... I know about a lady who tried that and then complained to tech support that her computer wasn't working. It turned out that she had put her whole laptop into the dishwasher. Smart people!

      "If there was one thing the lucid dreaming ninja writer could not stand, it was used car salesmen."

    15. #15
      Rotaredom Howie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2003
      Gender
      Location
      Undisclosed location
      Posts
      10,272
      Likes
      24

      washable keyboards

      Some keyboards are actually washing machine safe. No shitting. They are the more pricey ones.
      That would certainly work. But I would be apprehensive myself.

      I do know I would buy ten new keyboards before I would give up coffee.


      oops. Missed that Ame
      Sometimes you can put a keyboard in the dishwasher, but I'm a little hesitant about that.... I know about a lady who tried that and then complained to tech support that her computer wasn't working. It turned out that she had put her whole laptop into the dishwasher. Smart people!
      __________________

    16. #16
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst Star View Post
      I know about a lady who tried that and then complained to tech support that her computer wasn't working. It turned out that she had put her whole laptop into the dishwasher. Smart people!
      Haha!

      I've heard that water isn't necessarily bad for electronics, but you have to make sure it is COMPLETELY dry before sending the electricity through it. It's the water and electricity that doesn't mix, not the electronics and water.

      Anyhoo, I think I'll just try gently popping off the key and see how it goes.
      Thanks for the help and I totally agree about buying a new keyboard before giving up

    17. #17
      Rotaredom Howie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2003
      Gender
      Location
      Undisclosed location
      Posts
      10,272
      Likes
      24
      AWESOME --> -->--->

    18. #18
      Dreaming up music skysaw's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Alexandria, VA
      Posts
      2,330
      Likes
      2
      Oops... I'm in the wrong thread. I thought this was "Tell me How to Get a Keyboard Out of My Coffee."
      _________________________________________
      We now return you to our regularly scheduled signature, already in progress.
      _________________________________________

      My Music
      The Ear Is Always Correct - thoughts on music composition
      What Sky Saw - a lucid dreaming journal

    19. #19
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Quote Originally Posted by skysaw View Post
      Oops... I'm in the wrong thread. I thought this was "Tell me How to Get a Keyboard Out of My Coffee."
      heh that would be one huge cup

    20. #20
      Member Achievements:
      1 year registered 5000 Hall Points Veteran First Class

      Join Date
      Apr 2006
      Gender
      Posts
      5,964
      Likes
      228
      I do that all the time at work and the keys eventually start working right again.

    21. #21
      Dreaming up music skysaw's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2007
      Gender
      Location
      Alexandria, VA
      Posts
      2,330
      Likes
      2
      Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
      heh that would be one huge cup
      It's coffee. What other size would it be?
      _________________________________________
      We now return you to our regularly scheduled signature, already in progress.
      _________________________________________

      My Music
      The Ear Is Always Correct - thoughts on music composition
      What Sky Saw - a lucid dreaming journal

    22. #22
      Member wasup's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Gender
      Posts
      4,668
      Likes
      18
      I'd try taking a key off, Burns. And yeah, just try a key you never use. I mean, I don't think the home key even does anything.

    23. #23
      Crazy Cat Lady Burns's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Gender
      Posts
      8,024
      Likes
      40
      Thankfully the space bar is back to normal for the time being. But yeah, the home key would be a good choice, because now that I think back, I can't think of a single reason I've ever pressed that key.

    24. #24
      Member wasup's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2003
      Gender
      Posts
      4,668
      Likes
      18
      Try it then. !

    25. #25
      Rotaredom Howie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2003
      Gender
      Location
      Undisclosed location
      Posts
      10,272
      Likes
      24
      Type in www.Gevalia.com If it works, it is a win win situation. Trust me.

    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •