Space-bar-is-broken

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wildcat, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Hey-guys-I-know-many-are-wondering-why-I-am-typing-with-hyphens.-My-wife-spilled-water-on-the-key-board /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif-it-will-be-going-out-for-repair-next-week /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Wildcat
     
  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    ahhh, thats why, thats funny.
     

  3. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

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    Hey Wildcat,
    Better your keyboard rather than your powder supply.
    BTT before someone crucifies the poor guy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    wildcat,
    A-$9.95-keyboard-from-Walmart-or-Kmart-is better-than-sending-it-to-have-it-fixed. Dashes are good idea though when the space bar doesn't work! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    But that's UncleB's excuse. He is always spilling or spewing something on his keyboard /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    You can take the keyboard apart and wash it. Let it dry COMPLETELY then put it back together and it will be fine.
     
  7. CatShooter

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    [ QUOTE ]
    You can take the keyboard apart and wash it. Let it dry COMPLETELY then put it back together and it will be fine.

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    I didn't even take it apart.

    It got gritty, and I washed it in dish washing detergent and rinsed it - 24 hours later it was back in service.
     
  8. uncleB

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    But that's UncleB's excuse. He is always spilling or spewing something on his keyboard /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    buffalobob,
    you are correct /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif and I almost did it again 2 minutes ago when catshooter nicknamed wildcat " the hyphen-king" on another post. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    just buy a new one it is cheaper than sending it out for repair ,I know because I have been through this a few times as BB has pointed out. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    UB
     
  9. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    (regarding the keyboard...) I didn't even take it apart. It got gritty, and I washed it in dish washing detergent and rinsed it - 24 hours later it was back in service.

    [/ QUOTE ]Good idea. Most folks don't know water itself does not conduct electricity. If there's enough minerals in the water, they will conduct the electricity through it.
     
  10. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks-for-all-the-post-guys /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif-One-more-thing-not-only-is-the-key-board-broken-but-during-the-clean-up-process-some-keys-were-broken-aswell.

    Thanks
    Wildcat-A.K.A.-THE-HYPHEN-KING-
     
  11. youarenotcrazy

    youarenotcrazy Well-Known Member

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    When it goes out for repair, I would definetly have the keys blueprinted and trued, maybe have the keystrokes lightened or go with aftermarket adjustable keys. Heavy keystrokes are a major contributor to spelling inaccuracies. And when it's set back in the case I would have it bedded. Marine-Tex is my preferred but to each their own. That way you wouldn't have to worry about warpage in the event of another coffee attack.
    I am glad you clarified because when I read your other posts I thought you were being Uber "matter-of-factly"
     
  12. lovdasnow

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    canute two...loved your post! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    maybe we should start a donation for a new keyboard for wildcat. I'm in for $5.
     
  13. CatShooter

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    Canute's post gave me the first laugh of the day... I pitch in too, but we should get the model with the "Wife alarm" - the "Hyphen King" need all the help he can get. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif