Dirt Bag wrote:Recently, my lil brother spilled pop on my wireless keyboard and its busted for good. So i unplugged it and found a spare keyboard in my house. In plugging this one in it caused the wireless/optical mouse to stop working (they're hooked up under the same wireless system). They are both Logitech/iTouch. I was wondering if there is any way to get the mouse working with the non wireless keyboard. Mostly because i play alot of online games and the reaction time is delayed with the rollerball mouse and its pretty hard to play games with.
Silly question, but have you tried taking the keyboard apart and washing the component parts? I've done this several times with television remote controls - they operate on pretty much the same principles as keyboards. Take out the screws in the back and wipe down the connections.
You could also just try running warm water through it for a while until the pop all flushed out.
OR, try this:
EHow wrote:If you've spilled liquid on the keyboard, turn it upside down after you disconnect it to let the liquid drain out. If there's a lot of liquid, or if the liquid is sticky, wash out the spill with running water. (Do not immerse the keyboard.) Let the keyboard drain for 72 hours.
I read another thing online that said you should try to run it through the dishwasher. This may be something to try (WITHOUT dish soap). However, if you were going to do that I would still take it apart and hold the wiring section out of the wash.
The bottom line is, even if it sounds radical to put large amounts of water through your keyboard, at this point it’s trash anyway. If it works then great – if it doesn’t, you’re not out anything.