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Spilled coffee on my BlackWidow..Answers and suggestions needed please.

post #1 of 17
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So I spilled some coffee on my BlackWidow today and now my arrow keys and messed up. sozo.gifsozo.gif

It seems to be the right arrow key that is messed up.

I unplugged it right away and removed the caps and cleaned around the area.

I thought it was totally dry but now my arrow keys are messed up and it's constantly pushing right.

Should I attempt to RMA it to Razer or should I upgrade and get something different?

I'm thinking a back lit keyboard might be good for me because I'm always struggling in the dark to type even though I told myself I didn't need a back lit keyboard.

Should I get a back lit keyboard and which one? Should I just get a small stick-on light or ccfl set-up and skip the back lit keyboard?

And which keyboard should I get if I decide to upgrade? Mechanical of course.

I've used blacks and liked them. I like these blues as well. I'm a gamer as well but do a lot of typing.

Thanks in advanced! biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 17
Lots of black widows being messed up today, broke mine about 2 hours ago. I think the thread is still on the front page of the keyboards section.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by OutlawNeedsHelp;15583130 
Lots of black widows being messed up today, broke mine about 2 hours ago. I think the thread is still on the front page of the keyboards section.

I'll check that out.

What's your plan for a replacement?
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post #4 of 17
Either contact IBP where I bought my computer (Warranty covers accidental damage) or contact razer and see if I can get a new one. That is only if the suggestions in the thread don't work.
post #5 of 17
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Update...

Took a Saturday noon nap and low and behold it works just fine now.

I'm going to keep looking though. I feel I'm ready for something different.

I should not have sold my ABS M1 I miss it now frown.gif
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post #6 of 17
Glad to see yours works, just tested mine and it's dead. You could give it to me...
post #7 of 17
I wouldn't bother RMAing with Razer. They'll just laugh in your face.
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post #8 of 17
After several days of reading and researching i went with the logitech G510, i'm very pleased with all the customization, and the fact that i can make my keyboard light up any color so it will match whatever lights i put in my pc. Extra keys for macro with gaming, and it has a screen for extra apps light monitoring temps and that.

Take a look around and see what ya find, but if you want a great deal on a g510 you gotta act fast... this was originally linked to me by a thread over in online deals.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotional-items/devices/8234
Also promo code for additional discount for ya.
CODE: onui2bhng
Edited by rprice06 - 11/5/11 at 3:27pm
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post #9 of 17
You should clean it out best you can and try to RMA it. Most likely they will just send you a new one. I heard that all they need is a picture of you cutting the power cord.

Just don't tell them it was spilled coffee that caused it to break.

If you want to just buy a new one you should check out the new corsair vengeance mechanical boards, red switches would be interesting to try out.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by rprice06;15584812 
After several days of reading and researching i went with the logitech G510, i'm very pleased with all the customization, and the fact that i can make my keyboard light up any color so it will match whatever lights i put in my pc. Extra keys for macro with gaming, and it has a screen for extra apps light monitoring temps and that.

Take a look around and see what ya find, but if you want a great deal on a g510 you gotta act fast... this was originally linked to me by a thread over in online deals.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotional-items/devices/8234
Also promo code for additional discount for ya.
CODE: onui2bhng

Once you've tasted the awesomeness that is mechanical, it's hard to go back to RD.

But does that promo code work for the site or just that kb?
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