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Tuesday May 30, 2006
03:43 PM

Drowned sorrows

[ #29758 ]

Shark Tank :

User spills a drink on his keyboard, and pilot fish swaps in a replacement, then calls support. Put it in water to keep it from drying out, and I’ll fix it when I come in, support guy says. “The keyboard was duly placed in a sink in the break room,” says fish. “And to encourage people to leave it there, a sign was stuck over the sink saying, ‘Some people fix their computer bugs – we drown ours.’ And, yes, the keyboard survived.”

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  • The story sounds funny, especially with Shark Tank's framing, but system guy was right. Much as you usually are advised in first aid to leave an impaling implement in the wound until a competent surgeon/trauma doc can take it out, keep the electronics wet -- and unpowered -- until you can properly repair is good general advice.
    1. remove all electricity from wet circuitry. [Memory backup battery *might* be safe, your gamble.]
    2. let all the disolved stuff float away (flush with running water for a long time)
    3. w
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;