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Well to start things off today I broke my G15 when I spilled a small ammount of water on it. While I was able to take it apart and get it dried and somewhat working again the problem was whenever I pressed the F,E,1 and ` key it also pressed one extra key with it.

So I called Logitech and I told them that I did spill water on it and the guy said since it was in warranty I could get a free G510 but right before he was finished he told me he was sorry but he messed up and I couldn't get a free keyboard since I voided the waranity when I spilled water on it, but he gave me a 50% off a purchase online at logitech.

TDLR: My questions are firstly is there anyway to fix my water damaged G15, if not are mech keyboards more resistant to water and thridly is the Blackwidow a good mech keyboard or should I get the G510 with my discount or a different mech keyboard (80-90$ max spending limit.)
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post #2 of 35
Some mechanical keyboards are very water resistant (Unicomp Customizer, TG3 keyboards), most are about as susceptible as your G15 is.
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Some mechanical keyboards are very water resistant (Unicomp Customizer, TG3 keyboards), most are about as susceptible as your G15 is.
I may just go for the G510 then because I liked the LCD screen on my G15, unless someone has anything against it or can really make a case for me to get a mech keyboard.
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Mechanical keyboards won't make you magically better at typing or gaming or anything. And while generally made better than low-end rubber domes, not all of them will last a decade or more (MX blue switches are very sensitive to dust, for instance), though most will last at least five years with even heavy typists.

The main reason to buy a mechanical keyboard is because it feels good and makes typing more enjoyable. It's like the difference between a Civic and a BMW, between cheap speakers and a hi-fi bookshelf set, between a Dell and a custom made computer. It's more fun to use and can become a hobby all its own. You can pick and customize to get the keyboard that's best for you, not just something mass produced in China for a generalized "consumer", to be used and thrown out and replaced.


And as for the stereotypes of being bulky or loud or ugly or feature poor... Well, a picture is worth a thousand words.




post #5 of 35
Blackwidow is pretty fragile. Theres nothing under the keycaps that prevents water from entering the switch. In fact, there are holes next to the keys that actually serve to channel any liquid directly into the switch, so even if you only spill a couple of drops, the chances of it wrecking your keyboard are pretty good.
    
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In fact, there are holes next to the keys that actually serve to channel any liquid directly into the switch, so even if you only spill a couple of drops, the chances of it wrecking your keyboard are pretty good.
Hm? No, I don't recall seeing that in any keyboard, including the U9BL which is the BW's first cousin. And you don't own a mechanical keyboard, do you?
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Hm? No, I don't recall seeing that in any keyboard, including the U9BL which is the BW's first cousin. And you don't own a mechanical keyboard, do you?
He had a Black Widow which he got soda on.
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post #8 of 35
Well, only thing under the keycaps are the switches and the metal plate, which just has holes punched in it for the switches to pass through/mount to. Nothing that would channel liquid as far as I know.
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Well I guess I don't have to get a mech keyboard, I ended up taking it apart again today and cleaning the top mem-brain sheet with 70% rubbing alcohol and I am guessing there was still water impurities on the sheet because it works now.
Edited by Bobicon - 1/16/11 at 8:04am
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Mem-brain. :smile:
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