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    Unhappy Sand + Laptop = Bad

    Man, someone buys you a zen garden (mini sand pit pretty much) and when you have to squeeze your new system next to a laptop, you move your sand pit to the shelf above..... I knew if I left it there I would drop it on something important, but I thought I had at least a few more days to go before I screwed up, but no, I just dropped sand all over the keyboard of my laptop, and thats impossible to get out of the keys, and to make matters worse I clean up everything but the keyboard, and as soon as the keboard gets moved it drops a fresh load... anyone got any great tips for this one, its 2 in the morning, i need my laptop for work (even though its my laptop) so I have to blag it tommorow, so it ggives me friday to tidy the thing up properly.... BUT I NEED HELP

    And to make matters even worse I just got sand in my eye..... im going to sleep..... I suck

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    what laptop is it?

    have u tried a hoover?

    was the sand wet? if so let it dry

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    arent laptop keyboards removable to allow upgrades?

    if so

    take the focker off and shake it like a bustard


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    hoover all the way. my uncle spilt tea all over his keyboard once n hoovered atraight away n it worked.

    u can pull the keys off sumtimes too and they jus slot bac in.

    good luck
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    Gutted! I remember one time I split tea on my keyboard and tried to dry it with a hair dryer!!!! It melted/warped most of the keys so they were unusable! Lucky it was a crappy old packard bell one....

    Shake like you've never shaken before....

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    Yeah, hoover or prize all the keys off and then use a paintbrush to sweep it out!

    They need to reinvent keyboards

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    They need to reinvent keyboards
    They have! There's a laser leyboard that works on any flat surface due out soon, but the link to it shown in Custom PC is dead! It says www.ibiz.com but there's nothing there!

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    i took off the keboard but the cable connecting it to the laptop mobo is very thin and looks kind of fiddly to take off. Not sure if I can remove the keys though. I managed to clear most of the sand that had slipped round the edges using damp tissue and blue tack, but everytime i move the keyboard it drops more back in. And someone has given away our hoover that has the attachements on

    Anyone know how to take the keyboard cable out, guess its pretty simple, but any know anything useful on it?

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