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I've just spent the afternoon with a friend of my O.H's, sorting out her Notebook that she spilt her coffee over. It's completely knackered her keyboard and I've set it up for her to use the On-screen set-up using a mouse.
Has anyone any ideas, apart from a USB keyboard, on how to sort out her keyboard please?
She is 70 years old and has no clue of what to do, and I'm not far behind her!
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Quite often when they have had a chance to fully dry out they can start working again. Take it from someone that has spilt a well known fizzy drink on one in the past
So worth giving it 24-48 hrs to dry out completely.
I don't suppose she has accidental cover on her house insurance? We have and they repaired my son's laptop that fell off his lap & the screen cracked.
If you just need to get rid of the stickiness so that the keys will work again, furniture polish and a toothbrush will do the trick (top tip from a pub one-arm bandit repair man!) but if it needs a deeper clean, then I'm not so sure.
Straightforward keyboards come up a treat with a cycle in a dishwasher but I don't think the other bits of a notebook would appreciate it.
Perhaps a careful scrub with a toothbrush and some soapy water whilst holding it upside down?
Then let it dry out thoroughly whilst still upside down.
Quote: So worth giving it 24-48 hrs to dry out completely.
In the airing cupboard too... She may well be surprised!
Pick up a 2nd hand keyboard on Ebay and just pop it in... They are usually easy to swap.
I have cleaned keyboards for people before. They work for a while but any sugar in the liquid tends to spell death for it after a while.
Thanks for the quick relies folks. I'll relay the answers given and see if she has any luck!
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