coke all over my notebook keyboard! how do i clean the keyboard?
Posted on 2006-11-03
i spilled coke over my laptop,
i removed the keyboard from the laptop immediately and not a single drop went into my laptop
my laptop works fine and after i dried my keyboard, all keys were tested and were working properly
the only problem is.....
some of the keys became sticky inside and so when i press it, it is harder to push and slower to get back up (because of the coke)
here are my options..
1) dip the whole keyboard in water and let the coke dissolve away slowly (while keeping the data connector above water)
b) if it was possible, some drops of detergent or soap would speed up the process
2) remove each key from the keyboard and use a cotton swab with some water to remove the sticky coke (but i don't know how to remove the keys!)
i know option 2 would be much safer but i'm not sure how to remove the keys... looking from the bottom, each key has 5 holes. I think of notebook keyboards are similar in how the keys are attatched but just to let you know, it is an ECS notebook.
if anyone else have a better option or idea (other than buying a replacement keyboard) feel free to tell me your ideas