Thanks for all of your helpful advice on the matter. It seems like my friend was very lucky this time around, and her first question to me as soon as she knew it was working was, "Where can I get a good case for the computer?" To read a roundup of your best advice and comments, or to comment yourself if you've experienced the same thing and have some advice to share, read more
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Last week I overheard a co-worker saying she had an incident with her cuppa Joe and keyboard. The first thing I thought was, phew - glad that hasn't happened to me! Sure enough, I was enjoying my morning tea the next day and with a quick clumsy move (blame it on the geekiness), my tea tipped over. When I realized what was happening, the me-oh-my kicked in and I was able to grab the cup before it spilled everywhere. If you ever find yourself in this situation (knock on hard wood you don't), here are some tips to help you save your keyboard (or laptop)!
- Unplug the keyboard immediately and turn it over so that the keyboard can drain and dry out for at least a day.
- Remove the small key 'caps off' with a screwdriver (don't remove any of the larger keys).
- Clean the keyboard with a wet cotton swab and put the keys back to their original spots.
- Plug back in when you are absolutely sure things have dried off. And fingers-crossed, your keyboard will be back in tip-top shape!
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