My first coffee spill

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  1. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    ^^^ This^^^

    Rinse with water if you notice sticky keys. Rubbing alcohol will work as well but I like a stream of water. You can blow it out with compressed air if you like, just watch the pressure and direction.
     
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  2. SHEEPMAN!

    SHEEPMAN! Freelance

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    I got one that was severely coffee-ed one time. Some coffee got under the keyboard but did not get by the gasket on the silver cover. (under the keyboard)

    An inspection under the keyboard would be a good idea. Pull four keyboard bezel screws and roll the keyboard towards the palm rest. Go slow and allow the sticky tape to let loose.
     
  3. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Another thing I do if I sell to someone who I know is going to use it outdoors, roll the keyboard up, clean it and then 2 strips of packing tap over the cover, just in case. But yea, what Toughbook said, listen to experience.

    I bet between him, me and Sheepman we have had literally hundreds of toughbooks of all different models. We know them inside and out. That goes for the rest of the regulars here also. :D
     
  4. aaronne

    aaronne Notebook Evangelist

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    1- Educate yourself, you are a person like me, the simply evidence of non presence in a subforum tell nothing about real things works.
    Dont be rude, you could be my father or I could be your father, but don't elevate you as a judge,
    because in electronic world, cleaning by isopropanol alcohol is pretty a standard.

    2- My first Toughbook was in 98 a CF28 model, a real POS but my father used it on building site.
    It is Still alive somewhere I think, but performance on this (type of) notebook always been trash


    This dont make you an illuminated, sorry. :rolleyes:
     
  5. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Umm, we were not talking about you my friend. I sold $127,000 worth of Toughbooks on ebay, toughbooks I repaired and refurbished in 2 years. CF-29,30,31,71,72,t5,t7,t8,F8,F9,51,52,53,H1,H2,U1,o7,08,FZ-A1,JT-B1,18.19.73,74,W7,W8,Y7 and S-10. Just a couple. :D
     
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  6. aaronne

    aaronne Notebook Evangelist

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    So for resume things in right way.

    "IF i spilled some liquid substances on my keyboard, how can I get rid of 'em without danger?"

    1-Distilled Water (bi-distilled or better)
    2-Isopropanol alcohol 97% or more

    then

    3- Compress air to dry it(in case of distilled water)

    These are the only secure way, because you can't know how many calcium (example in case of spilled water) or sticky substances(in case of spilled espresso with sugar) are hold down to keyboard and its button.

    Cheers to all and good work
     
  7. BaRRmaley

    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    4 - cover it with a rug and read a fairy tale
     
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    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    In addition to all those steps, I also agree with the Sheepmeister that lifting up the keyboard to remove any stickiness underneath is a good idea.
     
  9. Toughbook

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    ^^^ Tru Dat^^^

    Man... A lot of sand in the vajayjay around here requiring moderator edits.... lol
     
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  10. interestingfellow

    interestingfellow Notebook Deity

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    alcohol is fantastik for wipe down and adhesive/residue removal but not in poured liquid form; you need to contain it in a rag or similar. Since it has a low surface tension and cohesion, capillary action will draw it into tiny crevices and gaps in mating surfaces. IP ratings are for water and dust, NOT alcohol.
    Will rinsing with OH work? Yes.
    Can OH wick contaminants into places that water probably will not? Yes.

    Use distilled water to rinse the keyboard and/or
    Alcohol on a rag to wipe it off.

    !!!Merry Frickin Everything!!!
    Everyone be safe!


    Be careful, I could be wrong about everything I think I know.
     
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