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  1. #1


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    Keyboard Is Broken!
    Hello, Im New Here!

    I Was Stupid Enough To leave an open bottle of water by my new iMac, my dog knocked it over onto my keyboard :/

    Now, many keys dont work including; space, all arrow keys, thenumbers on the side panel,and the hyphen at the top.

    I am writing this by pressing tab in text edit.I Want my spacebar back!


    I was wondering if this is fixable, I have tried everything and cannot fix it. Also, buying a new keyboard is a last resort!!!!

    Thanks-
    RCD

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    well, you could buy a new keyboard... you are so lucky you dont have a macbook... o god..

    try taking it apart and letting it dry out.
    ~Martin.


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    It Is 100% Dry :/

    This Thing Is A Goner

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    i dont have no mac's
    if the spill was right around where the cord plugs in and the usb port is....go buy a new keyboard
    -chris
    MoTM honor roll...
    when?
    i dont remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach_z View Post
    if the spill was right around where the cord plugs in and the usb port is....go buy a new keyboard
    -chris
    It wasn't, it was right on the direct key board.

  6. #6


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    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600
    i assume your a switcher since your posting in this section, so ask yourself - is this sort of thing fixable on a PC?

  7. #7


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    smurfy, that has nothing to do with the problem

    Many keyboards are fixable, its a shame this one isn't - thats dogs for you! Great for petting but not much use for tech support eh?

    I'm rather just get a new keyboard personally - its like a mouse on its last legs, it defines the computing experience

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    13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive
    A couple of years ago, my Logitech wireless keyboard took a whole glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortunately I was able to save the Mac Mini that it was 'attached' to.

    I saved it (and am using it to this day with my employer's Dell) by immediately removing the batteries, grabbing a screwdriver and disassembling it, and taking a 'can of air' to it. I blew out as much of the wine as I could and let the parts dry for 24 hours. Learned a bit about how keyboards are constructed and function.

    I was lucky. After the 24-36 hour wait to allow evaporation I re-assembled the keyboard, put in the batteries, and it worked. Well, the '-' key is still a little sticky, but the keyboard continues to function as it was designed.

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