Any cure for a washed out keyboard

linaccess at linaccess at
Thu Jul 31 07:40:33 EDT 2008


the best thing you could do is to put the device (keyboard) into a bathtub with distilled water. No joke! after one or two days the electrolyte ingredients will be washed out. After that drip of the water and be patient one or two days. The device has to be very dry before you should activate the device.
Maybe the display do not like it. 
I am always treating sunken electronic devices that way, including still cameras. A good alternative is ethanol (but not denatured alcohol!).  

Best regards,

On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:44:08 +0545
Bryan Berry <bryan at> wrote:

> The first XO casualty at Nepal's pilot schools a few days ago. A second
> grader washed his XO because it had gotten too dirty.
> Thankfully, the display, cpu and motherboard seem to be working fine.
> The keyboard is non-functional and the mouse is nominally functional.
> Anyone know a fix for a "washed out keyboard" besides complete
> replacement?
> -- 
> Bryan W. Berry
> Systems Engineer
> OLE Nepal,
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