A Quick Word Of Warning

posted on 11th of november, 2009

If you ever pour a glass of water on your laptop keyboard, don't try to dry it up with your hair-dryer!
You could end up with curly keys, which are cute to look, but hard to hit...
It's good that the replacement of keyboard is not too tricky...

Comments (26)

Posted by Heathse on November 18, 2009
Good warning! I always eat my breakfast at the computer!
Posted by Maigi on November 16, 2009
LOL nope, not a prop. Sorry, my English is a little bit rough. ;) Yes, my laptop is my one and only workstation right now. But we'll see, maybe after some more dls I'm considering getting a high-end desktop as well. ;) Thanks, Eti!
Posted by Littlemacproductions on November 16, 2009
I was just hoping you weren't using your laptop as a prop! By the way do you work mainly off of a laptop? That is what I am doing right now. I used to have both but the desktop was starting to chug-a-lug so it just drove me crazy and I got rid of it. Considering getting another desktop... Anyways.. glad you saved your laptop! Eti
Posted by Maigi on November 16, 2009
I guess 'spill' is the proper word in English. But I think I managed to act quite fast (switched my laptop off and turned it around), so when I opened it later, I saw that water hasn't manage to spread inside. If there's something I can tell you more, you know my mail address. :)
Posted by Littlemacproductions on November 15, 2009
Did you pour it on your keyboard or spill it on your keyboard? Either has the same results for sure! We need to talk...
Posted by Maigi on November 13, 2009
Yes, that's the result when you act before you think... ;) Water didn't manage to spread into inner parts, before I turned my laptop upside down, but I was too hasty in using dryer. ;) I'll think about photo session.
Posted by Moonb007 on November 12, 2009
I am just amazed that the water did not kill the laptop...but the hairdryer left its mark. You should snap a picture of the keys...hahahaha
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on November 12, 2009
Funny! My new laptop has a spill-proof keyboard--but I dare not try if indeed it is!
Posted by Maigi on November 12, 2009
Thanks, Carolyne. :) I'm just wondering, how hairs are made up from much durable material than keyboard keys? At least they don't melt while drying...
Posted by Wildmac on November 12, 2009
Thanks for the warning! I'm guilty of drinking by my computer too. Although I wouldn't be able to dry the keyboard with a hair dryer anyway, I have very short hair, so no need for a hair dryer lol. Have a great day :0)
Posted by Maigi on November 12, 2009
Aww, Altaf, I hope you didn't mix acid and cleaner... it hurts when your working tools get broke... bear up!
:) Thanks, Mani!
Posted by Creativei on November 12, 2009
Wow im not the only one in this list, first my desk monitor broke due to the over head shelf collapsed, yesterday I was cleaning my mac laptop and today I noticed there is some solution inside the screen, I don't know how that bloody lotion entered my screen, hope it dries faster.
Posted by smartview27 on November 12, 2009
Thank you for your warning!
Posted by Mani33 on November 12, 2009
Thanks Maigi! Wish you all healthy non thirsty machines! Cheers :))
Posted by Maigi on November 11, 2009
Susan, yes, everything is okay now. I just finished replacing my keyboard, and it's perfect! Thanks for your support!
Mani, sorry to hear about your loss. UPS is a really great protection in some cases, but not always. Hope you will recover soon! Best wishes!
Posted by Mani33 on November 11, 2009
If I drop my precious glass of wine I would be sad on loosing the wine :P
Seriously now 2 days ago I had a tragedy with my PC! High current voltage that blowed up my motherboard, 1 memory & my sound blaster!!!
After the replacement on the motherboard I couldn't start my system & then installing all over again!!! Even so I couldn't buy a cheap UPS still!
Posted by Noonie on November 11, 2009
At least you can make fun of it now :)) You sounded a bit depressed that evening!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on November 11, 2009
i dont know how this has not happened to me already!!
Posted by Bradcalkins on November 11, 2009
I recently dumped a full cup of coffee on my keyboard, pulled the battery and plug and quickly removed the keyboard cover and drained. After drying a couple of days it has worked fine ever since (minus the right shift key)! I have a friend, though, whose child closed the laptop lid with a single penny on the keyboard area and it completely shattered the screen...
Posted by Maigi on November 11, 2009
FIRST - switch off, wire off, batteries out as fast as you can...
Posted by Irisangel on November 11, 2009
Any techies out there with some advice. What should you do if you spill something on your keyboard? (Besides, yelling obscenities.) LOL
Posted by Maigi on November 11, 2009
Well done, Marilyn! ;)
Posted by Maigi on November 11, 2009
;) yes, it was... but at least I can restage the situation. :) Not with my new keyboard, though. And coke could have been much worse... it's true. So, you too have lots of computer parts to shoot now?
Posted by Marilyngould on November 11, 2009
Okay...I've relocated my drink across the room. Thanks for a good reminder. Cheers, :)
Posted by Maigi on November 11, 2009
;) yes. I should have taken a pic from my keyboard too, but that was the last thing I was thinking at that moment... hmm...
Posted by Luissantos84 on November 11, 2009
eheheh funny pic!

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