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Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.01.13 15:54:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Culmen on 13/01/2010 15:53:54
Interesting fact
Did you know that if you spill Southern Comfort(100 proof), it will harden into a glue like resin?

I just found out about this myself when I accidentally spilled a shot of the stuff on my keyboard.

Now the left-control key is sticky, and the cap locks key is more or less non-functional.
Also broken are some weird buttons on the left side that i never use anyway.
Shift key seems to work for some reason, maybe because i was actually using them.

So any clue on how to unstick a key thats been essentially glued in place?

Percy Soars
Posted - 2010.01.13 15:57:00 - [2]
 

Maybe more Southern Comfort as a solventVery Happy
Then wash it out with water


Magnus Nordir
Caldari
Nordir Industries
Posted - 2010.01.13 16:12:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Magnus Nordir on 13/01/2010 16:15:37
Pluck the keys off the keyboard, stick them in socks (around 10-15 per sock) and put them in the washing machine. Clean the keyboard itself with alcohol swipes and dry paper towels.

And you may want to take a picture of your keyboard before you start plucking the keys out.

Lance Fighter
Amarr
Posted - 2010.01.13 16:57:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Magnus Nordir

And you may want to take a picture of your keyboard before you start plucking the keys out.

Laughing

Magnus Nordir
Caldari
Nordir Industries
Posted - 2010.01.13 17:02:00 - [5]
 

Or you could just get a new 10 keyboard.

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2010.01.13 19:13:00 - [6]
 

Southern Comfort isn't the only fluid that can cause problems with keyboards.

I find that having some wet wipes handy in case of spillages and immmediately mopping up the spu... erm.... offending substance before too much of it can leak into the KB works quite well.

Best to have a can of "Oust" or similar handy as well in case you Mum hears you swearing at the PC and dedcides to investigate.





Highwind Cid
Posted - 2010.01.13 19:29:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Edited by: Culmen on 13/01/2010 15:53:54
Southern Comfort(100 proof)


Hmph, so that's what you call it? Kid's and your crazy new phrases. Next time just point away from the keyboard.

Nika Dekaia
Posted - 2010.01.13 21:34:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Magnus Nordir
Or you could just get a new 10 keyboard.
Ruined mine some days ago, as well. Beeing a lazy bum I can confirm this solution works pretty good.

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.01.13 22:40:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Jago Kain
Southern Comfort isn't the only fluid that can cause problems with keyboards.




Part of me wants to know how that stuff could get on a keyboard thats significantly above seating level.
The other part of me does not want that question answered and would claw my own eyes out getting that image from my brain.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.01.13 22:48:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Originally by: Jago Kain
Southern Comfort isn't the only fluid that can cause problems with keyboards.




Part of me wants to know how that stuff could get on a keyboard thats significantly above seating level.
The other part of me does not want that question answered and would claw my own eyes out getting that image from my brain.



Well... first you zoom in on Halle Berry's face... then you aim at the monitor.

Marko Riva
Posted - 2010.01.14 00:55:00 - [11]
 

I think he meant tea...

dr doooo
Posted - 2010.01.14 01:36:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Originally by: Culmen
Originally by: Jago Kain
Southern Comfort isn't the only fluid that can cause problems with keyboards.




Part of me wants to know how that stuff could get on a keyboard thats significantly above seating level.
The other part of me does not want that question answered and would claw my own eyes out getting that image from my brain.



Well... first you zoom in on Halle Berry's face... then you aim at the monitor.


Well, I guess this wouldn't be the first time someone thought you were a w**ker ;)



Reven Cordelle
Caldari
Total Mayhem.
Cry Havoc.
Posted - 2010.01.14 11:48:00 - [13]
 

You can take most keyboards apart and give 'em a good scrubdown providing yours is of the "Membrane" style, not using mechanical switches or clicky keys.

The keyboard is usually a seperate entity from the membrane so just get a screwdriver and rip the sucker apart. then when you're certain you've removed all electronic items from the board, get a stout brush and some bathroom cleaner or similar and go to town on the board. If theres excessive gunk in the key movement, soak it in hot water for 10 minutes or so.

After you're done, let the keys dry out completely by shaking the board to remove the excess water and place it on a radiator to dry out. Either that, or be particularly detailed with a towel.

Reassemble keyboard, and it'll be as good as new.

Par Anoia
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.01.14 12:09:00 - [14]
 

If you go into the Ease of Access Center through Control Panel you can turn off Sticky Keys. Very Happy

Rashmika Clavain
Gallente
Posted - 2010.01.14 12:28:00 - [15]
 

Don't masterbate at the PC.

If you're spurting like a burst water mains, do it under the duvet.

Lord Meltdown
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.01.15 05:09:00 - [16]
 

mouse buttons suck as well

Jago Kain
Amarr
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2010.01.15 09:54:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: dr doooo
....Well, I guess this wouldn't be the first time someone thought you were a w**ker ;)


And there was me thinking we had nothing in common.




 

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