[techtalk] Re; Smoking kills!
magnio at pvv.ntnu.no
Fri Dec 15 09:55:17 EST 2000
> Some electronic devices store an electric charge even when unplugged,
> but your keyboard does not. When it is disconnected from its power
> supply, it is completely charge-free. Nothing can short when there is
> no power. As long as it is completely dry before you reconnect it,
> you're fine.
There is (at least) one important (expensive) exception to that: Sun
keyboards have some transistor (or transformator?) stuff that will die
if it gets wet. So don't put all the Sun keyboards of your Uni's lab
into the dishwasher just to be nice for Christmas, it's expensive ;)
That's why it actually makes sense to forbid coffee in some computer
labs - a spilled cup may be quite expensive. It happenes to three or
four keyboards in one of the labs at my Uni, and the admins were a bit
furious because it was a bit too expensive for them.. (it was the
students that did it)
> I take my keycaps off and put them in a laundry bag. You know, the
> kind for washing sweaters in, that's a kind of netting. Then I throw
> the bag and the keyboard itself right in the d/w and run it. On cold
Sounds like a good idea. Should work in a washing machine as well,
shouldn't it? I use to take mine intop the shower, that's also a bit
cool. "I just had a shower with my keyboard today."
sash is very good for you.
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