[ltp] Coffee in X61

Karsten K├Ânig linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:54:54 +0100


Am Montag, 7. Februar 2011, 12:22:48 schrieb Hendrik-Jan Heins:
> Hello Simon,
> 
> thank you for this.
> As mentioned, I rinsed it under the tap, and I dried it with a blow
> dryer (de-ioniser switched on, don't worry).
> It has been drying like that for about 3 to 4 hours.
> But it is still acting up in such a way that I think there is water
> between the plastic sheets.

You could try cleaning it with distilled water

> The thing is that due to how it's made; the frame containing the keys
> is riveted to the back panel, I don't think I can get the sheets out
> to dry.
> 
> So I am hoping someone here has had something similar and knows if
> there is a way to do this.
> 
> best regards,
> 
> Hendrik-Jan
> 
> 2011/2/7 Simon Royal <mrsimonroyal@gmail.com>:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I spilt coke in a Mac keyboard once. I put it in a sink full of water,
> > washed it through with washing up liquid and then hung it on the
> > washing line to dry.
> > 
> > Simon
> > 
> > On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Hendrik-Jan Heins <hjheins@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> >> Dear list,
> >> 
> >> Yesterday I made the stupid mistake of sneezing while holding a cup of
> >> coffee over my laptop (IBM x61s)while sneezing (actually tI held a
> >> saucer, the cup was on it...).
> >> The result was quite predictable: I threw coffee all over and in my
> >> laptop.
> >> 
> >> I immediately switched it off, and put it up side down.
> >> Took as much coffee out as I could, and in the end opened it up
> >> completely for cleaning.
> >> 
> >> After this, indeed it was working again (phew).
> >> But... the keyboard is now acting quirky. I think there is still water
> >> between the plastic foil layers somewhere (I rinsed it under the tap
> >> as there was so much coffee in there).
> >> Does anyone know of a way to completely clean and dry the keyboard?
> >> 
> >> thank you.
> >> 
> >> Hendrik-Jan
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