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Spilled juice on my new Mech. keyboard is it broken ?

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Hello ,

I just recently accidentally spilled orange juice on my keyboard around the directional arrow keys and I immediately unplugged the keyboard and let it dry .

After 24 hours I plugged my keyboard back in , and since it was fully dry I decided to test it.

After turning on my PC I started to see some random thing s appear :

First the KB has it's FN button lid up and whenever I press any of the Function buttons they all act like I am holding the FN button.

Other buttons won't respond or I cant test them because
somehow whenever I click somewhere folder , file etc... I get around 15 popup boxes saying are you sure you want to delete this file/folder, so i t seems like something happened to my delete button even though I am not holding it.

So I wanted to ask if anyone here knows how to help me fix my problem and hopefully it is not broken.

My KB is:
CM Quickfire Ultimate

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
take off all the keys

get some alcohol and q tips and start cleaning.

chances are things are sticking
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post #3 of 8
Yep, sounds like the sugars in the OJ have caused some of your keys to start sticking. Take a pic of your keyboard (just in case) and start removing the keycaps to clean the areas with Isopropyl Alcohol - I recommend going with 90%. thumb.gif
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I used isopropyl alcohol and a water pik to clean Dr. Pepper off of mine. I took it apart to the PCB, blasted the switches with about a cup of alcohol and let it dry in the sun outside. An hour later I was back in business.
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post #5 of 8
As others have suggested, start pulling keys and get to cleaning.
@Jixr should be able to offer some more in depth advice as he was a tremendous help with my tkl cooler master keyboard after loaning it a friend, said friend had a sticky mishap with soda.
post #6 of 8
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Thanks for the answer guys, although I only have a 90% alcohol (not Isopropyl one) which has 10% Distilled Water, so can that work ?
post #7 of 8
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Nevermind, I just tested it again and EVERYTHING works, thanks for the help everyone + rep for everyone.
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Nevermind, I just tested it again and EVERYTHING works, thanks for the help everyone + rep for everyone.

Mech keyboards are pretty resistant to these things typically, just by design.
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