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    pop spill on keyboard. some keys not working properly

    Any way to clean keyboard. Do the keys pop off to clean underneath?

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    Ooooh... that's not good.

    What I would try? Is some WD-40. Disconnect the kb from your tab, and from the power. Remove any SD cards, USB, etc.

    Then get out a towel you don't mind getting WD40 on. Now, carefully spray (using the tube) around each sticky key-- you want it down in there, not all over the place, so carefully controlled bursts is better than longish sprays that simply go over the surface.

    As you spray, occasionally turn it key-side down onto the towel, to let the WD40 out, hopefully carrying out the sticky pop residue.

    The nice thing about WD40? It will eventually dry up completely (it stands for "water displacement formula #40). And it's non-conductive, so it won't short out your electrics. And it's a mild solvent, so it shouldn't strip any lacquer-insulation from the electronics either.

    It may take several, repeated sprays-- spray as you work the sticky key up and down, to help get the WD40 down in there.

    Once you've freed up all the sticky keys? Tip it over and leave it alone for at least 24 hours, to permit the WD40 to evaporate.

    After a day or so, of drying? You can then wipe the outer surface of the keys, to remove any oily residue (which would eventually dry out on it's own) with a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol. You may need several such.

    The only down side, is your keyboard will smell like WD40 for awhile. Avoid the temptation to put it somewhere hot-- the heat will damage your dock's battery.

    Patience is key, here-- the WD smell will eventually go away after awhile.
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    Some one this Forum posted how to take KB apart?
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    I +10 WD-40, that stuff is amazing! Especially for sticky substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThingODoom View Post
    I +10 WD-40, that stuff is amazing! Especially for sticky substance.
    Yes, and I like how it eventually goes away totally--no oily residue after awhile. Plus, it's non-conductive.

    About the only downside? It is pretty flammable, and spraying it into universal motors that are actually running, can cause it to ignite (until it dries out, that is).

    Of course-- knowing it's flammable can also be useful, if you're caught outside without your zombie gun, and all you have on you is a can of WD40 and a lighter... and the zombies attack...
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    WD40 proved an effective solution, thanks a lot

 

 

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