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Last post Author Topic: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.  (Read 29580 times)

techidave

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #100 on: December 18, 2012, 04:50:51 AM »
I change the hose on my vacum sweeper to the other spot so that it blows instead of sucks.  Even if you put an attachment on it, the pressure won't be all that great since the hose size is large.  Blows dry air too.

I also use it to blow out the inside of the computer.

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2012, 10:39:02 AM »
If the B&D vac had a reverse it would be ideal.  But this pump is working out pretty well. I blew off the loose dust that was on the back of my stereo for the last 10 years.  Just a little area in the back where the bottom unit is deeper than the one on top. All wires in the way. Wicked pain to pull the stuff off by yourself.  This gets the loose dust.  My desk is the cleanest it's been in a long time. The only way to get all of it would be to clear the desk and wipe with paper towels and Windex or something similar.

Big improvement. Now I just have to figure out how the get the dust off of hundreds of CD cases without wiping each one individually. :)

edit: another good use I found for the pump.  TV screen is not really dirty since I Windexed it a couple weeks ago. But it has collected a bit of dust.  A quick blow off with the pump saves me getting out the spray bottle and paper towels.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 03:08:14 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2012, 04:08:06 PM »
edit: another good use I found for the pump.  TV screen is not really dirty since I Windexed it a couple weeks ago. But it has collected a bit of dust.  A quick blow off with the pump saves me getting out the spray bottle and paper towels.

I've had quite good results on CRT/LCD screens, as well as keyboards, using a Swiffer duster.  It works almost as well as the TV commercials show  :Thmbsup:, no moisture requiired  :-*.

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2012, 04:59:41 PM »
I'm with you there on the duster. I use a synthetic feather duster on my CRT monitor and TV screen. I only Windex 'em a few times a year.  On the HDTV I'm a bit more prone to break out the Windex. Sometimes I turn off the A/C and open the windows there using a fan to pull in the cool air. It's more prone to encounter tire grit from the nearby road.  It helps cut down on the electric bill but that tire grit is a pita.

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #105 on: December 19, 2012, 07:35:41 PM »
This is no laughing matter! I challenge you to a duel! Hand grenades at 10 paces!

You probably want to know the universe when you can't even find your way around Chinatown.


Only Chinese people can find their way around Chinatown! Everything is in Chinese!
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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #106 on: December 19, 2012, 07:58:56 PM »
This is no laughing matter! I challenge you to a duel! Hand grenades at 10 paces!

You probably want to know the universe when you can't even find your way around Chinatown.


Only Chinese people can find their way around Chinatown! Everything is in Chinese!

You're not big on Woody Allen quotes eh?

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2012, 01:15:49 PM »
I'm not big on Woody Allen, period. :p
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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #108 on: December 20, 2012, 03:02:04 PM »
I'm not big on Woody Allen, period. :p

C'est la vie. I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens. :)



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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2013, 06:03:21 AM »
Forget keyboards. I often wonder why it doesn't occur to some people it's possible to wash their hands in water. Y'know, like maybe once or twice a year - whether they need it or not?

I was at a client site last week that had a collection of the grungiest, dirtiest (and any other "est" you can think of) keyboards imaginable. And this was a...well let's just say they were in as "white collar" a profession as they come.

I was tempted to put biohazard warning stickers on these things - assuming I could get them to stick.


Maybe you could send me one of those bio stickers - It'll stick   ;D   Yes I wash my hands but not every few hours.

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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #110 on: May 10, 2013, 07:06:13 PM »
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Re: Why did it never occur to me.. You can wash a keyboard in water.
« Reply #111 on: March 17, 2016, 03:05:31 PM »
Just shows to go you, you can wash a keyboard in water, but you can't make it drink.  :D