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A single drop dripped down the side of a key then jumped into the switch?

I don't really understand, my keyboard has caps on it.

This isn't a problem with liquid it's a problem with sticky liquid.

So far no orgasm related incidents.... I always knock on wood tho.
No a single drop hit the enter key, then somehow dribbled down onto the side of the key then miraculously decided to cling to the bottom of the enter keycap and then reach over and cling to the underside of the keycap. Continue to climb back onto the inside wall of the keycap then again defy gravity and somehow like a moth to a light bulb travel to the center of the keycap where the cherry switch is. This is one awesome drop of cola, musta been from brazil and made with the good coke a cola.
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Originally Posted by luvsan View Post
A single drop dripped down the side of a key then jumped into the switch?

I don't really understand, my keyboard has caps on it.

This isn't a problem with liquid it's a problem with sticky liquid.

So far no orgasm related incidents.... I always knock on wood tho.

^^^ First person in 60 posts to understand what actually happened.


My point is that this wouldn't happen on a non-mechanical keyboard, hence mechanical keyboards aren't perfect, and they certainly aren't indestructible, as many people on this forum claim.

You can't even tell there was any soda spilled at all.


And its not just soda that can get caught. It could be hair, crumbs, dust and whatever else normally collects in keyboards.
    
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^^^ First person in 60 posts to understand what actually happened.


My point is that this wouldn't happen on a non-mechanical keyboard, hence mechanical keyboards aren't perfect, and they certainly aren't indestructible, as many people on this forum claim.

You can't even tell there was any soda spilled at all.


And its not just soda that can get caught. It could be hair, crumbs, dust and whatever else normally collects in keyboards.
If you truly break a switch on a Mechanical then you desolder, remove, and replace the switch... If you break a switch on a domer, you buy a new board because the membrane pad underneath is torn.

And if you wanted to fix that sticky switch yourself on a mech, you just disconnect the board and spray the infected key with Electronics Cleaner.

Or you could create a thread about this major flaw in electronics being diabetic over sugary drinks.

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Would you seriously keep a keyboard that you just bought and happened to spill soda on it, and take advantage that you could return it and get a new one?


I think not.
Electronics Cleaner = Profit

Otherwise I understand replacing it, but don't complain about how a keyboard doesn't like eating or drinking your food with you.
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
^^^ First person in 60 posts to understand what actually happened.


My point is that this wouldn't happen on a non-mechanical keyboard, hence mechanical keyboards aren't perfect, and they certainly aren't indestructible, as many people on this forum claim.

You can't even tell there was any soda spilled at all.


And its not just soda that can get caught. It could be hair, crumbs, dust and whatever else normally collects in keyboards.
Well I will say that's pretty damn weird. I imagine this is almost a freak occurrence as generally the key cap would protect from any droplets cause i have gotten on my keyboard with wet hands for instance I have cherry blues.

You can generally replace the switches tho, not that I'm saying you should have to just saying for future reference after warranty/return period.

I just love typing on the thing, sucks that it happened to you I honestly don't think this is a real common problem. I will crap my pants and you can say i told you so if it does happen to me tho.
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Would you seriously keep a keyboard that you just bought and happened to spill soda on it, and take advantage that you could return it and get a new one?


I think not.
Walnuts didn't even mention the returning process. He was making fun of the fact that a keyboard died when you spilled soda in it, which is no surprise. No mention of returns was ever made. Reading comprehension = good thing.


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OP's argument is invalid.

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I wish I'd hear from Unicomp. Maybe this is why they stopped doing email. Too busy gluing their membranes.
Unicomp replied to one of my emails. Then i sent back a reply and they didn't reply to my reply
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Tomatoes are fruit, your logic is flawed.
not to mention the fact that not all tomatoes are red
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Same thing happened to me. Finally got a mail from Jim saying that Chuck would get back to me tomorrow. That was 10 days ago. After a week I send another email, no answer yet. I don't mind a delay if Chuck is ill or something, but they just leave you guessing and stopped replying to mails 50 days ago. I've seen like 5 people mention this. A really outrageously bad way to deal with your paying customers, wow. It almost seems like they don't care anymore.
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Well...this is kind of why I don't ever eat or drink anything near my computer.
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I've seen people throw up on their keyboards at OCN but Reddit gets even worse (a bit NSFW).
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