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Cleaning Up Keyboard and Electronic Device Spills

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An liquid accident on a keyboard does not have to mean it's ruined. There are a few ways you can dry it out. This is a guide about cleaning up keyboard and electronic device spills.
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May 10, 2006

Ever get one of your electric controls or your keyboards wet from an accidental spill? You can save it from short-circuiting by immediately disconnecting, turning upside down and shaking out whatever water (or other liquid) you can.

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Once most of the water seems to be out, keep your device upside down and dry with a hair dryer until no more water droplets appear. I just did this with my TV remote - and it works! Whereas years ago I got coffee into a computer keyboard at work and had to play dumb and swap it for another one.

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May 11, 20060 found this helpful

I washed my keyboard with soap and water and a brush, letting it dry well, of course, before using. This was recommended on a computer group and worked well for me. Some apparently even put keyboards in the dishwasher though I wasn't brave enough to do that.

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