spare Mac Keyboard?

Jeffro's picture

a guest spilled beer on my Keyboard on Christmas. i hafta copy/paste all text letter by letter. anyone have a spare Mac Keyboard with usb hookup?

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

a friend of mine did the

a friend of mine did the same thing several months ago. keyboards do not like beer, apparently. problem is, she spilled it on my laptop, so now I'm stuck with using a USB keyboard and therefore my laptop is kind of useless for what laptops were created for. and to make matters worse, MAC stores refuse to just sell me a laptop keyboard without paying them to keep the computer for a few days and do a whole bunch of tests on it. grrr!

frankdatank's picture

There is a Mac store in

There is a Mac store in Cherry Hill and KOP. Buck-up buddy, this sounds like it will be permanent.

kdubs215's picture

Jeff - What were you more

Jeff - What were you more mad at the waste of beer or the keyboard ???
:-)

Jeffro's picture

frankdatank wrote:There is a

frankdatank wrote:

There is a Mac store in Cherry Hill and KOP. Buck-up buddy, this sounds like it will be permanent.

duh.

dan's picture

Have you tried dunking the

Have you tried dunking the keyboard in a tray full of rubbing alcohol?
(sorry, not recommended for entire laptops!)

If you're really ambitious, taking all the keys off, washing everything with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol, and then dunking the whole thing in rubbing alcohol?

Then, of course, let it sit for awhile until the alcohol evaporates.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

hereiswhathappeswheItypeusigy

hereiswhathappeswheItypeusigyregularkeyoard

that says "here is what happens when I type using my regular keyboard"

it's not too bad. only a few keys don't work. unfortunately, the spacebar is one of those keys that doesn't work :(

Kat's picture

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

hereiswhathappeswheItypeusigyregularkeyoard

that says "here is what happens when I type using my regular keyboard"

it's not too bad. only a few keys don't work. unfortunately, the spacebar is one of those keys that doesn't work :(

Cool. Kinda like typing in code.

Jeffro - I will ask around. I have a friend whose son is one of the Geniuses for Apple.

Ftown66's picture

Dans plan is a great one. It

Dans plan is a great one. It should work. I have saved a few keyboards after soda spills which i think would be worse then beer. My nephew is great at spilling soda and lodging crumbs which jam some keys. Compressed air works great if you have a compressor and air nozzle. I believe mac has an on screen keyboard that you click with the mouse pointer. Slow but works until you can take care of your keyboard troubles. Here is a pdf link with directions.
http://my.simmons.edu/services/technology/helpdesk/pdf/OSX-onscreen-keyboard.pdf

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

Kat wrote:[ Cool. Kinda

Kat wrote:

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Cool. Kinda like typing in code.

nah it sucks because I can't even take my laptop to the Rocket Cat along with my dog and my dinner plate ear jewelry now.

MarkyMark's picture

I've got one for ya.

I've got one for ya. 267-251-4768.

jmminarik's picture

Unfortunately, my 10 year

Unfortunately, my 10 year old mac won't die. So I need the keyboard.