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Old April 29, 2009, 05:47 PM
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So my youngest little terror, errm I mean bundle of joy, spilled a glass of water on my G15 keyboard Problem is he didn't tell me right away poor kid probably thought I'd tear him a new one (I never would). When I found him upstairs crying he told me that he spilled his water on my computer. I thought the worst, I thought he ment the actual case, man was I relieved it was just the keyboard.

I found the poor little G15 flickering and spasming for life, I had no idea how long it had been on with the water in the board. I immediately removed it from the power source and turned it over to drain the excess water. I left it for a few hours turn up on a towel. Then I disassembled the board and started getting at the water stuck in little places. I'm sure I got all the water out but I'm afraid to try the board out just yet.

So the question is, or maybe it's more of a poll. Who here thinks that the board will come back to life? And how long should I wait before I try the board, I'm thinking not until next monday.
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Old April 29, 2009, 05:55 PM
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If it is dirty you might as well throw it in the dishwasher!! All kidding aside, I would probably wait at least 2 days with the keyboard in a nice warm spot.
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Old April 29, 2009, 06:02 PM
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I think there is a good chance it will work again. The LCD hopefully still works, but the I'd be surprised if the keys didn't work anymore as most keyboards are fairly durable. Just leave the keyboard in a dry place for a day or two and it should be working again. My dad dropped a cellphone that was on in water (completely submerged) and it didn't work immediately, but after sitting on the counter with the battery removed for three days it was working good as new again.
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Old April 29, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Yeah I remember reading about putting your keyboard in the dishwasher to clean it, so I'm confident that the keyboard can handle the water. I'm just concerned because I wasn't able to remove it from the power source right away. I'm also worried about the LCD display I'm pretty sure that's going to be toast.
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The fact that you found it flickering is a good sign! Logitech does not market feeble products. Make sure you get as much moisture out of the board as possible.
I tried this on a keyboard once. I would only suggest this for a water-soaked keyboard. not pop, juice or any other liquid
oven method:
remove oven racks
preheat to 150F for 30 minutes
turn oven off and replace oven racks quickly
once you are certain temp is below 100F, place keyboard in oven
let oven cool by itself
You might want to see if you can find out what the operating temps for the lcd are if you are brave enough to try this. I think your kb just may survive.
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Old April 29, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Run it through some 99% Isopropyl to get the water out
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Good idea Jack I remember a few years back I had a CD player that got submerged in a flood on my old ship the HMCS Protecteur. The lads in the Combat Systems shop help me out by using 99% isopropyl to help evaporate the water of the player. I'll give it a once over with the iso tommorow.
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if it doesn't work just call up logitech and say my keyboard stopped working....most likely they'll ask for the bill and just ship you a new one
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dont even worry about it. i'v accidentally sumerged tons of my electronics in water, and it is always fine after 2 days of drying.
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I took a week for my cheepo M$ keyboard to fully recover from it's trip through the dishwasher (sticky keys, and it wasn't worth my time to spend a couple of hours on a $15 keyboard.... :) ) but it seems to be working fine now.
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