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Old 03-08-2014, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Liquid on keyboard, risk of shortcutting the pc?

Yeah you see guys I just spilled some coffe with Cream on my Razer Blackwidow Ultimate BF4 edition...
It was pretty soaked, hit the middle of the keyboard and coffe we're coming out from the USB port on the side of the keyboard so yea. I pulled out the Cables and turned of the pc immediately to prevent a shortcut. I then drained it to get rid of all coffe, washed it with a moist cloth then blowed it dry with compressed air. It now sits on my radiator, but when is it safe to use it again or will it ever be safe?
The leds where still lit and it seemed to work when I spilled the coffe on it.
I love that keyboard, the blackwidow and I rather not buy a new one.
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Give it a day to thoroughly dry out on the radiator and try it. If it works you might get keys that stick where any residue might have been left
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You can pull the keys off of the keyboard and use q-tips soaked in Isopropyl alcohol and clean the side of the mechanical switches with it. Also, it is possible to use distilled water and actually wash the keyboard with that.
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