Re: [OT] Laptop with Linux preinstalled
On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 08:47:39PM -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> >I thought it would never happen. Right from NewEgg:
> > ASUS Eee PC 4G ? Galaxy Black Eee PC Intel processor 7" Wide VGA
> >512MB 4GB Integrated Graphics - Retail for only $400!
> My wife loves hers. But be warned, DON'T spill liquid on the keyboard.
> My daughter accidentally spilled a glass of water, some of which (I
> don't know how much) hit the keyboard. After several days of drying out
> it is mostly back to normal. It no longer thinks that keys are being
> pressed which have not been touched, but the "2", "~" and "DEL" key are
> not yet functioning. I hope they will yet work, but I'm not sure.
There's probably some cleaner you can use that will displace the water
to prevent corrosion on contacts, but I don't know about the membrane
under a modern keyboard: perhaps it gets waterlogged and you need a
On an old IBM model M, I used contact cleaner to get out hot chocolate.
However, they have actual switches.