[techtalk] Smoking kills!
dmerrill at lupercalia.net
Wed Dec 13 09:27:03 EST 2000
On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 04:11:06AM -0500, Christian MacAuley wrote:
> > Rumor has it (thousands of years ago) HP put all their "used" keyboards in
> > the dishwasher to clean them, and then sent them out as replacements to
> > their customers when their keyboards failed, as warranty replacements.
> I have a friend who (for some reason) has been working in PC repair for 5
> years. He stands by giving keyboards cold showers. I did it to one of my
> keyboards after a coffee incident a few years ago, and it still works fine.
> I wonder if a long, hot, dishwasher ride is overkill, though ...
I've used the dishwasher technique many times and never had any
problems. You *do* have to make sure you give it plenty of time to dry
before using it, though. As long as it dries completely, you'll be
I wait 3 days to be completely sure.
Dr. David C. Merrill http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project dmerrill at lupercalia.net
Collection Editor & Coordinator http://www.linuxdoc.org
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