I spilled on my Model01, now what?!

(ArleyM) #1

This definitely falls under the ‘help’ category! This morning I spilled a few tbsp of water on my precious keyboard! I immediately unplugged it, pulled up the keys, dried it all, and am giving the board the day off to air dry - do I need to take it all apart? I’d welcome advice!

Update: I took it apart after all. Moisture had nestled into the wood. and under the pcb! Glad I completely disassembled. After taking the caps off I let it dry thinking that trapped moisture may exit that way, but afterward I saw that drops that had made it to the base layer then may have flipped and rest on the pcb. Tough call? Maybe it doesn’t matter if it’s dried fairly quickly.

I wanted to share since I didn’t see any other posts on spills. Hopefully this never happens to anyone else. I’ll plug it in again some time in a couple days

(Jesse) #2

It’s probably going to be ok. You did the right thing by opening it up to dry. Let it rest a day and see how things are. After that, we can talk about more advanced triage.

(ArleyM) #3

Sunday Status: Beauty! Spilled on Thursday morning, tested again for the first time Sunday - every key working perfectly. Phew!

Tuesday Status: Uh oh, the backspace key stopped working. The light’s on, no one is home. http://keycode.info registers nothing… after 10 minutes awol it starts working again!?