|> Anyway its a myth that your keyboard wont work anymore! It never happened to
| > me since I never spilled moisture on my keyboard, but I read it somewhere
| > its a myth. Ur keyboard keeps working unless there is a notebook
| > underneath.
| That's true, keyboards do dry out pretty much OK. Recovered many like
| that in my time as an IT manager. Can get a bit sticky (ahem) if there
| is a lot of sugar in the drink - makes the keys stick! At that point
| they are screwed! :)
Since it's unwise to use it wet anyway, you might as well open it up and rinse
it out with clean water. As long as there aren't any mechanical switches, it'll
probably dry out fine. When I worked in the electronics industry, we would take
completed circuit boards *Before* mechanical parts were added and line them up
in a regular dishwasher. We used water soluble flux, so they would come out
clean and sparkly.
My sister spilled tea on her HP laptop ... probably would have been OK, but she
puts more milk and sugar in her tea than she does tea. It took me two days with
a screwdriver and a toothbrush to dismantle it and clean out all the sticky
gick. It works now, but some of the keys are less reliable than they used to be.
On the plus side, I've got a few screws left over in case I decide to build my
own laptop someday.
It's not that nice guys finish last,
They have a whole different notion
where the finish line is.