[ltp] Coffee in X61
Mon, 7 Feb 2011 03:20:27 -0800
laptop keyboards are made to be disassembled. Remove it from the
system and flip it over. Look for the longer holes.
push the tab down in this hole and all others that look the same.
There are usually 4 of them. Once down you should be able to slide the
aluminum. It should then come off. There are some that don't have this
feature. On those you need to use a water displacer like alcohol. Dunk
it in this solution and remove it to dry.
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Simon Royal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Hendrik-Jan Heins <email@example.com> wr=
>> 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 lapt=
>> 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.
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