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Am I able to submerge my

in water in order to wash it ? Was thinking of dumping it in the bathtub and giving it a quick scrub down then leaving it in rice for 48 hours and maybe a blow dryer immediately after it's maiden voyage.

Note: I've done this successfully about 100 times with PS2 keyboards hence my question regarding a USB one..
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yeah its essentially the same keyboard but with a different connection. It will be fine!
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I always took the circuit panel out of mine, and ran them through a rinse cycle in my dishwasher.
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I recommend taking out the rubber dome sheet first. Otherwise the water can damage that.
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The membrane sheet too. Or at least make sure that it is fully dry before using the keyboard again.
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I hit an old G15 (first gen) with a hose once. Worked like a charm after that.
Why? Because during my sleep deprived stupor at a LAN party, I spilt over half the contents of my can of coke into it. =\\
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post #7 of 8
The packets will get wet with a submerged USB keyboard but at least you won't be interrupted like on PS/2.
Edited by ripster - 7/30/11 at 11:33am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I recommend taking out the rubber dome sheet first. Otherwise the water can damage that.
The RD sheet is usually silicone made and can keep easily temperatures above 150 or 200 C° so don't worry about it.

The membrane instead is (usually) mylar made and the traces can suffer from the washing cycle.

Better to remove it.
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