August 20, 2003
Bad Idea of the day

A keyboard cleaning meme spread around the office today, for some reason. And I fell for it.

So, just like everyone else, I liberally sprayed my keyboard with Foamclene, and scrubbed away at the case and keyboard.

Unlike everyone else, though, my keyboard hasn't worked since. Sigh. Serves me right, I suppose, for having a bloody Microsoft keyboard.

One of the keys is 'stuck down', not physically, but electronically. I have no idea which key it is. I've taken the bloody thing to pieces, and pulled all the keys off. Following Dan's advice, I've sprayed the thing with WD-40, too, but that just made everything oily. And there was me thinking that WD-40 or duct tape will fix anything. (It made us all pretty high, though.)

One other substance was tried - blood. I managed to gash my finger pulling the keys off. But this offering didn't help either.

Don't try this at home, folks.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at August 20, 2003 12:34 PM
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