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You'd be surprised. If you don't take the proper measures to clean the mess it will cause issues.

I spilled a glass with a little bit of water and ice on my keyboard a few weeks ago. I took the keys off and let it dry for 2 days. After hooking it back up I could not get any of the keys to work (once or twice the keyboard worked, my key strokes were messed up). So I had to take it a part and clean the two contact sheets which are below the keys. Seemed like a bit of liquid got in between them and kept causing the keyboard to miss type or not even work. After I cleaned and dried them I was able to get the keyboard working again.
Hmm. You have a point there. Liquids + electrical appliances = never good.


@ Sgt.Collins: As many have pointed out here already, you'd better make sure everything is completely dry before hooking it up to the computer again. Remove the keys, clean with distilled/rubbing alcohol. If you can, also remove the top of the keyboard and let it dry like that atleast a day.
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post #22 of 31
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That's an excellent way to ensure corrosion sets in. You have to use distilled water or, even better, alcohol, or you're just shooting yourself in the foot.
I've been doing it on my keyboards for the past 10 years or so and none have died yet. I must have bulletproof feet or something.
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UPDATE:

i turned on my computer and the keyboard works perfectly. all of the keys work fine! im even typing this on it right now. the only sticky thing is my desk, but im gonna clean that with some rubbing alchohol
im now going to post a rave thread.
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Eh, I wouldn't take the risk on a $75 keyboard, since alcohol is so damn cheap anyway.
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Drench your keyboard in Isopropyol Alcohol.
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its fixed you guys
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Eh, I wouldn't take the risk on a $75 keyboard, since alcohol is so damn cheap anyway.
Well yeah you can rinse out the keyboard with alcohol too, just that its completely unnecessary to go and take it all apart and rub it down with qtips. Yeah alcohol would be better, and it would be dry in a minute or so, but water does work fine.
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post #29 of 31
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so if i want to drench it in isopropyl alchohol, what do i do? just get a bucket, or like pour it over a sink?
my keyboard works fine, just a FEW keys arent snappy at all on the way back up...
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ok so lastnight i took out all of the keys and washed them in a bag filled with water... then i ran the keyboard under some running water for a littlebit and let it dry. this morning when i went to put the keys back on, the spacebar doesnt work very well, and also the enter key is a bit wobbly. how can i fix it?


oh btw im typing on it now. ive had to backspace a bunch of times to put spaces in
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