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#31 Phouchg


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 20:49

I have recovered dead disk drives using this method too.

That's awesome (genuine, not my usual mockery)! Perhaps some more info on that... e.g., for what kind of dead it works and such? :o

#32 metallithrax


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 20:59

My keyboard is about 6 years old and has never been cleaned. It is ****ing filthy

#33 OP seta-san


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 21:05

Luckily you don't code.

I clean my keyboard approximately 0 times per year.

Edit: Not that having a chip in it affects coding, I was just referring to how unattached you were to the logical OR operator.

I rarely use the pipe when I code and besides, it was only chipped.

#34 Dan~


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 22:32

I usually shake mykeyboard upside down as the missus is cleaning my desk, win

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 22:56

What is this "pipe symbol" you speak of?

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 23:31

I just realized that the only time I clean my keyboard is to wipe something off the surface of the keys. The underside must be extremely dirty. And you know what? I don't care. It'll be clean when I get a new keyboard.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:27


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:21

That's awesome (genuine, not my usual mockery)! Perhaps some more info on that... e.g., for what kind of dead it works and such? :o

I presume they had IC problems over mechanical issues. The hot water and soap apparently will get the solder into the plasticity range enough to fix any cold joints, as well as clean it up... It was a 4GB IDE drive and a 2GB IDE drive about 15? years ago when 20GB were coming around... I remember the 20GB was the replacement. I can't remember the exact problem, I think one just never spun up and the other could have possibly been ticking. I am not bull****ting on this either - the drives were not detectable/readable, after a wash and dry I pulled the data from both mostly in-tact (think a few files were corrupt) This was my last resort. Worked.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:29

Clean keyboards? What is this trickery?

No doubt?!

I just buy new one when it gets too dirty to my liking.

Same here. Have NEVER cleaned a keyboard in my life, except to simply wipe dust off it on the exterior. Couple keyboards are at least 10 years old here.

I do not eat around computers either.

What is this "pipe symbol" you speak of?

Was wondering about that one also?

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:45

You guys know!!! lol.. The pipe looking one, |

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:55

What is this "pipe symbol" you speak of?

£ = square pipe.
€ = curved pipe
¦ = double pipe
| = straight pipe
¬ = elbow pipe
~ = wiggles pipe

Interestingly, with my UK keyboard layout with a 'uk' keyboard, the ¦ key and | are labelled the wrong way round. :)

hope that helps you guys with the pipes

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:42

I think in all the years I've used computers, I've cleaned a keyboard once.

#43 Premgenius


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:47

Once a week

#44 kintamanate


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 23:56

I've had this keyboard for..ooh 7 years (?), never popped the keys off to clean. I flip it over, give it some shakes and wraps on the bottom and vacuum up whatever falls out. If the keys themselves are dingy, I'll take a bottle of rubbing alcohol, q-tips and do a good scrub down of all nooks and crannies.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:46

once a year... maybe :rofl: