Accidents happen. Here's what you need to do to prevent dead keys or an entirely dead keyboard.
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DON’T: Put it in rice
Many people think putting wet devices in rice will remove moisture, but it actually adds wet starch to the problem.
DO: Consider a water-resistant keyboard
If all else fails and your keyboard gets fried, all you can do now is ensure that you don't make the same mistake twice.
DO: Unplug it ASAP
Unplug the USB it to cut the power (or remove the batteries if it's a wireless keyboard).
DO: Flip it oer
Stop liquid from going into the keyboard by turning it upside down until the liquid stops dripping. Ideally, leave it flipped over for ٢٤ hours to dry.
DON’T: Use a paper towel
Avoid using paper towels, tissues, or anything that adds more dust and debris to your wet keyboard, just like avoiding rice.
DO: Use a lint-free cloth
This will help avoid adding unneccesary dust and debris to the keyboard.
If your keys are still sticky after drying, gently remove the membrane or keycaps near the affected area. Use a keycap puller if you have one. Rinse any sticky keycaps with warm water or an alcohol swab. Be sure to take a picture or keep the keycaps in order, so you can easily reassemble them.
DO: Disassemble further if keys are still not working
If keys are acting up, you might need to unscrew your keyboard and try to dry out any moisture that seeped further in. If this still doesn't work, you might be running out of options aside from taking it into a shop or replacing it entirely.