Sun Type 5 keyboard f*-up

From: james <>
Date: Thu Nov 18 09:26:19 2004

> How rugged is this KB? Will it take water, and relatively hot water
> too?

Any keyboard will take boiling water, at least on the circuitry. During
manufacture circuit boards are washed after wave soldering in a 200
degree spray (ph isn't neutral, but I don't remember which way it

The only concern is the plastics.

I've washed all my keyboards (incl Sun) in dishwashers on regular cycle
with a little detergent (NOT Cascade or other powder detergents that
contain sand - use liquid). I don't recommend using the drying cycle.
The trick is to chase the water afterwards and I use isopropynol
(rubbing alcohol) to do that. Isopropynol binds to water and will take
it away as it flows off the board.

Follow with a hair dryer and a day or two in the sun.

This also works for rescuing electronics that have been dropped in
lakes/oceans if you get to them quickly.
Received on Thu Nov 18 2004 - 09:26:19 GMT

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