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My all time EPIC Fail!!!!!

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by enigma eb2, May 10, 2009.

  1. enigma eb2

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    So I broke the cardinal rule and I set down a Pint of Captain and Coke in front of me and starting playing UO. After just a few wee lil sips the unthinkable happened. I spill the whole damn thing across my G-15. Not such a bad thing if it was replaceable but since they stopped making them I could damn near cry. I flipped it upside down and I used an entire fresh can of compressed air to blow out most of the liquid. And it even seemed that it had done the trick but this morning. LOCKED UP TIGHT. I have now taken off EACH key and washed them in HOT water and scrubbed them down with Q tips and it still is a bit sticky.

    Any and all suggestions would be great!!!

    I hear by hang my head in keyboard abusing shame.... not to mention the loss of alcohol.
     
  2. Tjalle

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    Ouch!

    That scenario always plays in my head whenever I have a glass of something next to my keyboard...


    Btw, why did they stop making the G-15s? Isn´t there something similar out there that you can get if you must replace it?
     
  3. T'Challa

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    Take it apart, unsolder the main wires from the traces, pull the tracesheet out and toss the thing in the tub with some mild soap.

    Let it soak, pull it out, rinse, and let it dry for a COUPLE OF DAYS!

    Find some de-oxit or pro-gold and treat the exposed metal traces.

    Resolder any hookups and reassemble.

    good as new.
     
  4. Sweeney

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    Graphite powder is non-conductive, it may help until the next time you use an air can on it.
     
  5. kelmo

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    Enigma... If it comes down to it. Nostromo has a nifty new version of the N52 game pad out.
     
  6. enigma eb2

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    If it comes down to it I will find some one else who uses this beast and Bonk them on the head and take it :)
     
  7. Patty Pickaxe

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    I, being the supportive wife, simply said, "Well, that's trash" and continued chatting with Kelmo. :lol:

    @T'Challa...yea, I would not trust E to pull that off! ;)
     
  8. kelmo

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    Yikes! I use a bland keyboard. It does not even have all of the letters....
     
  9. Sweeney

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    It's missing the keys that say "Sometimes I go too far."
     
  10. Førsaken

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    FAIL
     
  11. Sweeney

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    Lesson: Drinks on a separate table.
     
  12. Nabber

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    the best keyboard cleaner every made is scrubbing bubbles, when I was a tech in the late 80's I did PM on the systems at 3 ag chemical companies, you would not beleive the mud I washed out with scrubbing bubbles and distilled water.
     
  13. AlaricSP

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    If it is sticky I would take it apart like you did to clean the keys, except I would use rubbing alcohol on it. It will get rid of the sticky part and dry quickly.

    I have heard of similar people using rubbing alcohol on cell phones when there were wet as well.

    Not sure if it will work but it might be worth a try.

    Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.

    The G15's are nice and hate to see one get scrapped.
     
  14. kelmo

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    I earned that right. Yes, I go off. You got issues that pertain to you... send it to the admins. That is all I have to say about that.
     
  15. Sweeney

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    I have no grudges tonight.. so maybe I am reacting too harshly to the sometimes warnings, sometimes nothing but locks. I thought consistency was the agreed upon method of modding.
     
  16. kelmo

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    I am not even asking you to walk a mile in my shoes. My shoes would destroy you. Trust me.
     
  17. Nabber

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    I have heard that high heels are tough to walk in!
     
  18. kelmo

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    *smiles* That reminds me of an an old Ianstorm gag...
     
  19. Mogluk

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    *hides new G-15 from Ebay*
     
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    Dude... screw the keyboard... YOU SPILLED ALCOHOL :bored:
     
  21. kelmo

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    I saw an old school G15 at Target not so long ago....
     
  22. kelmo

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    Look into that game pad... It looks nice. *nods*
     
  23. archite666

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    The new and old nostromo are pretty much identical except for a paint job and a software improvement.

    Iv been using the old one for about 3 years, still amazing!
     
  24. T'Challa

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    I have that pic saved somewhere on an old hard drive...don't make me go medieval on yer ass!
     
  25. Sunchicken

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    i pwn jibbs with a factory dell keyboard. The more beer i spill on it the better it works...


    DUDE YOUR GETTING A DELL!!!!!!!
     
  26. a ghoul

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    lmao...best reply yet!
     
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    Enlighten me. Whats so great about these keyboards? I am also using the factory dell but am pretty much ready for an upgrade. Do these boards have extra keys?
     
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    *suggestion* Buy a stack table and slap ya drink on that BEHIND you away from keyboard. :)

    I had an entire ice tea shower a plain ol boring walmart keyboard and did just the same things you did to try to save the keyboard every lil letter out trying to dry it all up ......also epic fail cuz I should have known better than to have any liquid on the pull drawer from my desk so close to keyboard anyways with two exuberant shelties jumpin UP under there tossing my tea into keyboard. I had to in the end get me a new keyboard. Ya lucky lil goober patty didnt spill it FOR you. haha or drink it instead ! :)

    But now with stack table behind me, any drinks spilled, just lands on the carpet instead of on electronic devices. :)

    But I have to agree with BR Drax and I seldom agree with him on any darn thing.............YOU WASTED CAPT MORGAN ? GASP !!
     
  30. archite666

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    This is what I use

    [​IMG]
     
  31. Patty Pickaxe

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    That was my issue too!!! I sad about the all that captain wasted. :cursing:

    @Petra- The g15 shown on the website is not the same as hubby's g15. His G15 looks more like the G11, but also has a flip-up screen like on the G19.

    @ Tib- Take a look at the link Petra posted. Look at the G15. It does have extra keys which are great for macros (or so I am told, I really have no clue).

    I am typing on it right now and I don't feel any stickiness. I think he saved the keyboard. But let us not forget the Captain that was lost. :(
     
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    I just now noticed your words ^^ I got a bland keyboard too. Hubby keeps telling me to get a new keyboard cuz most of the letters no longer show up, per row. And I say ..why ? They work, & I know where they are, till it dies silly to get a new keyboard.

    asdfghjkl;' and qwertyuiop[ ]and zxcvbnm,./\, have not moved, they still WORK, no one just can't read em anymore who needs to READ where they are, if ya know where they are.. ima not gettin a new keyboard yet. So call my keyboard the invis'd letters. :) It still works though. :) Maybe I am just too practical of a wife or something. haha
     
  33. Sweeney

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    I like you, but you don't get points for the word count.
     
  34. QueenZen

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    srsly ............. like I care about earning points on a game forum ?
     
  35. Sweeney

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    Shortest post eva!!!
     
  36. Sean

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    Did that myself once EB2, my answer was a contaqiner with a lid and a straw!
     
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    I think I have gotten the sticky out thank god. Those of you who asked and those of you that posted links to a G-15 thank you as well but it saddens me to say that they changed it. The new G-15 keyboard only had like 4 G keys maybe 8, where as mine has 18 different G keys and a LCD screen. Now if i can live without the LCD the number of keys can be gotten on the new G-11. Thou I really love being able to see on my LCD who is talking in Vent as I do not have some MONSTER monitor that can hold UO, UOAM, and/or vent all on the screen at once. At least the price has dropped to 89 bucks for the G-11.

    Honestly I have no idea how people play without all these extra G keys. Some people,I guess are, happy with just the F keys, but frankly it takes me more than 12 buttons to kill people.
     
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    qft :thumbsup:
     
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    Ctrl + keys on teh keyboard sir

    damn near every key on my keyboard is tied to a macro =O

    I even have ctr + alt + keys... (I fail.)
     
  43. Mr.StinkyPants

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    drink absinthe! its less sticky
     
  44. Calibretto

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    I figured HaHa would be the expert on cleaning sticky keyboards.
     
  45. Azural Kane

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    The Nostromo N52 doesn't have enough buttons for UO at all, it's nice Razer is making one tho.

    Razer has other good Keyboards that rival the Logitech in quality as well.
     
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    this is what I use but I have no idea how to use it. I still cant get the number pad on the right to work.
    [​IMG]
     
  47. Patty Pickaxe

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    ewww!! I had that keyboard and I couldn't get it to work either!!! I think I ended up returning it. Or....it may be taking up space in a closet somewhere. I know have the logitech wave. No extra buttons, but a crafter really doesn't need alot of macros. ;)