Keyboard plus fruit juice. Help!

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  1. Newchodge

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    I managed to throw a glass of fruit juice over my keyboard last night. I immediately turned it upside down to drain, used kitchen paper and then wet wiped the surface. The key surfaces are fine, but the action is very sticky. Any suggestions, please?
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  2. Gordon - Commercial Finance

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    Time to buy a new keyboard I reckon Cyndy!
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  3. KM-Tiger

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    I'd buy two. Then the replacement is ready should it happen again.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  4. Newchodge

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    Thank you both, that was my thought. Do they sell fruit juice resistant keyboards, or is KM-Tiger right?
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  5. KM-Tiger

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    You can get water/spill resistant keyboards but they tend to be expensive.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  6. kulture

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    It depends on what your keyboard is and how much it costs to replace, BUT it is possible to wash a keyboard in a dishwasher.

    Obviously this can only be done carefully and leave the board out to dry for days after. But incredibly it works.
    Personally I would buy a new one
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  7. Newchodge

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    I might do both!
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  8. fc-ramon

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    Might be worth getting a new one and then cleaning up the old one and hoping if it still works you can have it as a replacement or spare part.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: fc-ramon Member since: Nov 6, 2020
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  9. Gordon - Commercial Finance

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    You could maybe switch to water?
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  10. Mark T Jones

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    I believe you can get rather unsighly plastic covers to resist future juice-attacks
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
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  11. AstEver

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    What flavour was it?
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: AstEver Member since: Jan 10, 2019
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  12. fc-ramon

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    Hope it was some good juice! If your keyboard is a brand name one then you might find replacement keycaps for a few pounds online. This would come in useful if the keycaps are still sticky from the juice after you clean it.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: fc-ramon Member since: Nov 6, 2020
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  13. Nico Albrecht

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    Can be salvaged. Ipa solution would be my choice.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  14. Alan

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    sounds like a waste of beer
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  15. Mr D

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    Ok so you turned the glass upside down to drain, used kitchen paper and wet wiped the surface.
    You do a lot more with glasses than some people. :)

    Seriously, a keyboard from Asda is a few quid only. Or if you want a particular feel / particular look to it they cost a bit more.
     
    Posted: Jan 13, 2021 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  16. apricot

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    Wash a cloth with washing up liquid, squaze the cloth so it is just dump, not wet... wipe the keyboard nicely
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: apricot Member since: Apr 7, 2012
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  17. BustersDogs

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    If it's only a keyboard, not attached to a laptop or something, you can usually just wash them under the tap. Obviously be sure its fully dry before you plug it back in.
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: BustersDogs Member since: Jun 7, 2011
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  18. Newchodge

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    Apple
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  19. atmosbob

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    Fruit juice or keyboard?
     
    Posted: Jan 14, 2021 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  20. Newchodge

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    OK, I have set up the new keyboard and now I am ready to try to renovate the old one. Someone put up a link to advice about washing it, so it is about to go into the washing machine. Should I tumble dry it? :)
     
    Posted: Jan 16, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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