Solved sprayed keyboard with gas duster

February 26, 2014 at 17:13:17
Specs: Windows xp x64, 2.33 c2d / 4gb
Hi, i accidentally sprayed my keyboard with the duster being upside down. It shot out a freezing spray as you may know. I had it spraying for 2-3 seconds. Do you think this might have damaged my keyboard at all?


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February 26, 2014 at 18:16:03
Probably not. It only takes a few seconds for that stuff to evaporate so it should be safe to try it out.

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February 27, 2014 at 09:46:42
Most keyboards are rubber domes. So long as you didn't crack a dome (presumably by smashing keys after freezing the thing), you should be fine.

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February 27, 2014 at 11:07:36
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Very unlikely to have done anything harmful...

Years ago I accidentally sprayed Freezone all over a cct. board in a professional tv (RCA TK76/760B) studio camera head. Freezone is/was(?) an aerosol freezing spray used to cool down a given component on a cct. board - for test purposes.

I intended to spray only that component; but a faulty spray mechanism meant I not only sprayed a larger area - but actually coated in it "dry ice". Looked as though it was buried in a mini snow/ice drift... We let it evaporate/dry out... and no problems at all. In fact the problem we had been chasing - had disappeared completely!

The worst stuff to pour or otherwise into a keyboard is coca-cola/pepsi-cola etc.; soup; coffee/tea (especially if including sugar)... In fact anything sugary is a real pain to get rid of. And the colas are often corrosive too on cct. board tracks... Water is usually OK - once the system has dried out...

Having had to clean out more than a few spills into electronics, keyboards, console control panels not the least, one can only wish that people would not put liquids.
anywhere near such items...

In all cases the risk is increased of course if there are volts running around at the time of the spill...

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February 27, 2014 at 11:57:31
If all the keys work (try it in Word or NotePad) then you are probably OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 27, 2014 at 12:15:04
thanks so much for the info guys.

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