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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:
> >http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220246
> > 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.


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