How do I save a keyboard after a coffee spill?

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Ryan Northrup
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It depends on the keyboard, but it's not unheard of to be able to recover from a coffee spill.  Depending on how much cream and sugar you put in it, it might be a bit sticky; I'd remove all the keys, swab everything down to get it clean, replace the keys, and test to make sure that things are working fine.  Most keyboards nowadays have an elastic membrane, which helps prevent some damage (though they're not rated to be waterproof, so I'd test it on a computer that you don't care about as much).

 

Hope that helps!  I deal with quite a bit of keyboard coffee spillage as an IT guy :P

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