Sun Type 5 keyboard f*-up

From: Bill Sudbrink <>
Date: Thu Nov 18 10:37:35 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
> swings).
> 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.

Umm... don't Sun type 5 keyboards have capacitive foam pads?
How will the introduction of any fluid affect them?
Received on Thu Nov 18 2004 - 10:37:35 GMT

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