Wet tablet keyboard fix?
April 24, 2005 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Lovely vase of spring daffodils, inquisitive feline. Spilled water splashes lovely Toshiba Portege 3500 tablet PC.

Kitty has been banished to the basement and keyboard now strikes duplicate characters on single key presses.

Is there any hope? I have rested it upside-down overnight and gingerly applied a hair dryer.
posted by erebora to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
This was addressed within the past two weeks. I suggest you search.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:23 PM on April 24, 2005

Leave it upside-down in a non humid room. Remove the battery. Wait.
posted by bh at 8:03 PM on April 24, 2005

Or use a hair dryer on low to accelerate the process. Either way, make sure it's perfectly dry before trying to turn it on. Worst case, the keyboard can be removed and replaced by a tech without having to change anything else.

Believe it or not, in the Linux community Toshiba Porteges are known for their "keyboard bounce" (hitting a key once and getting multiple presses.... so much so that patches exist. I've got a 4000 and speak from firsthand experience. However, don't know if there's anything out the for Windows that will address that.
posted by furtive at 8:15 PM on April 24, 2005

Time to upgrade to a Toshiba m200. You won't regret it.
posted by SlyBevel at 12:24 PM on April 25, 2005

« Older Home-made beef jerky?   |   apple mail references Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.