Saturday, April 23, 2005

Never Enough Honey Wine Accidents Department

Sorry I went silent for almost a week. All I can say is, if you are drinking honey wine, make absolutely sure you don't spill it into your keyboard.

And since I will have to wait at least a week before I can get a replacement, I finally broke down and borrowed my stepson's iMac keyboard, just so I can get the text-only tasks done. Next step--to see if a good soak in rubbing alcohol might salvage the ruined keyboard. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lil,

I like the new look of the blog, and hope you're well. In my experience, merely soaking the keyboard in rubbing alcohol is unlikely to give a complete cure. If you have a very small phillips screwdriver, however, you can take the screws out of the bottom (some of them might hide behind those little rubber pads) and gently take the keyboard apart. Then use the rubbing alcohol on all the moving parts and all the switches. Let the pieces dry for a few minutes and you can put them together. Every once in awhile, you'll run into a keyboard with small moving parts inside - taking it apart won't work for those, of course - it just destroys them.

If you can't get it working, let me know. I think I've got both old-style and USB Mac keyboards around here, and I'll happily mail you one.