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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
So damn, if this were to happen and if I were to stick it in uncooked rice, then there would be uncooked rice dust inside the switches too. But hey, if that's true, then that's a good thing because now I'm going to be even more careful (and I am already being extremely overly-cautious).
I didn't have any inside the switches after I blew it out with the air compressor. Everything is back to normal for the most part. Looks just about as new as it ever will.

Keys got ab it of that shine on them though.
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post #3642 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I didn't have any inside the switches after I blew it out with the air compressor. Everything is back to normal for the most part. Looks just about as new as it ever will.

Keys got ab it of that shine on them though.
I'm just really, really, really, really, really anal about dust. I am extremely detail-oriented, and I picture dust the way the show CSI would show it (all up-close and in extreme detail). So, I'd be thinking about all of the rice dust inside the switches even if I had the most powerful (but safe) air compressor.
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post #3643 of 14564
Actually Twocables what you want to do is wash the board in water. Use the distilled or whichever water it is that is just pure water, and won't leave any minerals behind.

Just make sure that it's 100% dry before plugging it back in, and there won't be any problems. This way will actually clean the spilled juice off, as opposed to just mopping what you can up like the rice would.
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post #3644 of 14564
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Actually Twocables what you want to do is wash the board in water. Use the distilled or whichever water it is that is just pure water, and won't leave any minerals behind.

Just make sure that it's 100% dry before plugging it back in, and there won't be any problems. This way will actually clean the spilled juice off, as opposed to just mopping what you can up like the rice would.
Oh, I was actually going to ask if that's even safe. And y'know, I would much rather do this since both methods would mean that I'd have to wait at least 24 hours.
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post #3645 of 14564
The main thing is that the rice would just soak up a lot of the spill, and would have a good chance of making the board work again, while the water actually cleans the board.

I would suggest going to store and getting a gallon of the water, pouring half of it into a tub or something, slosh the board around in that, pour that water out, then soak the board in the rest for 10 mins, then let it dry overnight.

Make sure you don't use tap water, as that will leave behind minerals and could ruin the circuit board!
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post #3646 of 14564
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If you want to be extra clean, and don't mind a bit of work, the dishwasher is perfectly safe for the casing and keycaps. Then dunk the PCB+switches in a tub of distilled water and shake it around to clean everything out.
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The main thing is that the rice would just soak up a lot of the spill, and would have a good chance of making the board work again, while the water actually cleans the board.

I would suggest going to store and getting a gallon of the water, pouring half of it into a tub or something, slosh the board around in that, pour that water out, then soak the board in the rest for 10 mins, then let it dry overnight.

Make sure you don't use tap water, as that will leave behind minerals and could ruin the circuit board!
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If you want to be extra clean, and don't mind a bit of work, the dishwasher is perfectly safe for the casing and keycaps. Then dunk the PCB+switches in a tub of distilled water and shake it around to clean everything out.
Whoa. Thank you too!


But Tator Tot, I am still considering the uncooked rice as an option.
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post #3648 of 14564
How am I supposed to wash an old IBM Model M (1993), that is full of dust and crap?

Will the touch and tactile feel be better when washed?
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post #3649 of 14564
You need to take it apart, because simply washing it will let water into the membranes, and that will cause endless trouble and may ruin the board.

You need to order a thin-walled 5.5mm nut driver from Clickykeyboards. Then run the casing through the dishwasher, soak the keycaps in soapy water or isopropyl alcohol, and carefully clean the controller and outside of the assembly with isopropyl alcohol. You do not want water getting inside the switches, because it will run down inside the assembly and cause short circuits in the membranes.
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You need to take it apart, because simply washing it will let water into the membranes, and that will cause endless trouble and may ruin the board.

You need to order a thin-walled 5.5mm nut driver from Clickykeyboards. Then run the casing through the dishwasher, soak the keycaps in soapy water or isopropyl alcohol, and carefully clean the controller and outside of the assembly with isopropyl alcohol. You do not want water getting inside the switches, because it will run down inside the assembly and cause short circuits in the membranes.
What membranes?
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