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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.

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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.
    Ok, it's not a MAC question but you guys have been so great for info for my MAC I figured I would throw this out here.

    My son (he's 15) is a gamer and actually built his own computer. Anyway he has some trickie ****ie keyboard and he spilt milk on it. It stopped working, he pulled it apart and mopped up the milk and put it back together and still, only a few keys worked. I had him pull it apart again and it looked perfect, there was nothing. I took a damp cloth and wiped down the sheets of plastic that the buttons touch and dried them off. Then left it apart to completely dry out, even though I saw nothing. After a few days he puts it back together telling me all the time how it's a waste of time and it will never work, you guessed it, it works.

    So we are stumped, why didn't it work when we first pulled it apart, it looked spotlessly clean inside.

    Brian

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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.
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    The obvious answer is that it wasn't completely dried out the first time even though it appeared to be.

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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
    Ok, it's not a MAC question but you guys have been so great for info for my MAC I figured I would throw this out here.
    It's also not an "Apple Desktop" question!

    Thread moved to more appropriate location.

    - Nick

    p.s. A possible answer to your question...initially everything wasn't completely dry.
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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The obvious answer is that it wasn't completely dried out the first time even though it appeared to be.
    Yeah, that was the obvious answer for me to but we are dealing with a 15 year old so I thought there may be something more he could be told. Thanks guys.

    Brian

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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.
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    Yeah, I hear you. I remember when both my kids were teenagers....

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    Tell him he/she broke it and to save up for their own computer.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Stupid question about pouring milk on your keyboard.

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    This was his computer, and as I mentioned he even made it! He planned it out and did all the studying and we bought (some gifts, some his money) all the components from on the net and local stores and he assembled it, I was pretty impressed actually.

    Brian

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