[rescue] Keyboards -- the great evil

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 16:21:55 CST 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>    This is likely off-topic for this crowd, but does anybody have a
> busted Toshiba Satellite Laptop that can be parted out?
>    I managed to spill a beer (Yes, it's a bad habit I know) into my
> otherwise-perfect one yesterday, and despite the best attempts at
> damage control *one* key on the keyboard is now inop (and a vowel
> ("o") to boot).
>    It looks like Toshiba wants about (US)$230 to fix the thing, and
> that'll boost the price of the unit beyond what I think it's really
> worth, and I'd really rather not resort to an external keyboard, so
> I'm looking to pick up a working keyboard for a reasonable chunk of
> change and do the fix myself.
>    Unless that's completely off the wall in our modern throwaway
> world...
      I have been known to soak keyboard in distilled water and
detergent, and then let them completely dry. And follow that up with
canned air. That said, there is always ebay.

>    Cheers!
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> | Carl Richard Friend (UNIX Sysadmin)            | West Boylston       |
> | Minicomputer Collector / Enthusiast            | Massachusetts, USA  |
> | mailto:crfriend at rcn.com                        +---------------------+
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