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Alright so I was browsing OCN about 10 minutes ago while I was drinking a glass of apple juice. For some reason it spilled over and about half of its contents came pouring out onto my desk, most onto my keyboard. The realization that I needed to turn my computer off didnt hit for a few seconds, so I think that if it lasted through those few seconds, then it would be fine. Just to be safe, I unplugged my computer really fast and proceeded to get a damp paper towel and try to clean up a bit. I haven't turned the keyboard on its side or upside down yet. Should I do that to let everything drain out, if there even is anything in there of course. And if it is broken and unfixable, does anyone know if I can get a replacement from Razer for free? Because I really liked that keyboard and it would suck majorly to have it break on me.

So here's my questions.
1. How do I go about cleaning my keyboard, other than what I already did?
2. Is there any sort of warranty with Razer?


+Rep for anyone that help... I just really want to be doing this again.
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post #2 of 31
I have done this a few times (usually beer or coffee) I usually remove all the keys and clean thoroughly with some simple green or dish soam and warm water. Once you clean it well and dry it off, you should be gtg. If it is reall bad, you can always try to run it under a warm shower for a bit and let dry for 2 or 3 days.

I am not sure what the warranty is, but as long as you don't let it dry and get crusty, you should be OK. It is kinda a pita to remove all the keys, but it isn't that bad once you get the hang of it.
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Do you have that keyboard? Or a different one? +rep btw
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post #4 of 31
best try would to be to disassemble it, and wash all the keys+ plastic.
then clean the hardware itself.(with distilled water)
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post #5 of 31
i would pop out all the keys and thoroughly clean it it with q-tips and moist paper towels. unfortunately, this happened to me a while back, but my keyboard didnt survive the ordeal.
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post #6 of 31
Unless you spilled the juice on the tiny PCB of the keyboard itself...which is highly unlikely, it should still work. And you can just wash it off in the bathtub.

Turn it upside down and get all the juice out, then rinse it and drain the water out a few times, shake it around a bit, and then let it sit for a few days to dry.

There's no need to go through all the trouble of taking apart the keys and stuff. I used to do that but its not worth doing when you can just do this.
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post #7 of 31
http://www.ehow.com/video_113592_cle...rd-spills.html

Also I'd take a picture of your keyboard or download some type of picture of it from the net just so you'll know where everything goes once you start removing keys. I know it may sound a bit silly but I had a friend who ended up with a "WQERTY" keyboard and a few other keys out of place.

Good luck
Edited by BEEPO - 6/17/08 at 12:10pm
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1. Depends how far in it got. At the very least you'll have sticky keys. It if made it's way to the circuit board you run the risk of something shorting out or corrosion (biggest worry right there). You can take it apart and submerge the circuit board in alcohol (I prefer this over distilled water, for various reasons) to displace some of the liquid if you want, but that's about it.

2. Doubt any company is gonna cover water damage.
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post #9 of 31
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Hmm.. Well I guess I'll do that today then!

What if I just turn on my computer to see if it works, and if it does I won't worry about it?

In all of the reviews for this keyboard it says "spill-proof"
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post #10 of 31
I would first try and get any liquid which remained below the keys out by flipping the keyboard over. As long as you kept it unplugged I would try to clean out as much of the keyboard as I could with some water but better yet some rubbing alcohol. If you are willing the take the keys out it would make the job easier. Once you have done this let the keyboard dry for at least a day or so.

If you cannot get a warranty (I would try to find it on their site) then I would pop off the keys and even open the keyboard to make sure that no liquid is inside as well as let it dry if there is any.
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