I just filled my keyboard with coffee (the external one luckily, not the one on my laptop). I wasn’t even flailing around or anything - it was a “sip… sip… fumbleFUMBLEFUMBLEsplat” or “inexplicable dropping of object”.
So how do I save my keyboard? Is it enough to put it upside-down on some newspapers and wait for it to dry out, or should I try to vacuum it or something?
(There wasn’t any sugar in the coffee, but there was milk - will it do interesting stuff to my keyboard if left to dry?)
Last time that happened, I washed the keyboard under warm running water (I used a shower), then turned it upside down and left it to dry for a couple of days. Keyboard worked perfectly after that. I’m sure a dishwasher would work too but it may be overkill.
I did this to my work keyboard last year. I popped off the keys, cleaned them by hand. Noted that none of the coffee got in the innards of the keyboard (the electronics) due to the design of the casing. Bonus. Cleaned the casing, put everything back together. Let it dry (just in case).
Works just fine, even though I think I missed a key - it sticks. Yeah, I drink my coffee with cream and sugar.