Argh… Pepsi Is Not Healthy for a Keyboard

I just had the unpleasant experience of spilling a Pepsi all over my frigging keyboard.

It looks like all the keys are still working.  I’ve wiped it down with Clorox wipes.  I just hope the inside of the keyboard doesn’t start attracting ants or something now.  I’m certainly not going to attempt to take apart this keyboard.  The last time I tried that… I couldn’t get the damn keyboard back together the same way it came apart.

ARGH!  If I had video of the incident… this would have made my “Today’s KO” list.

3 Responses

  1. Keyboards are actually very resilient. Next time it happens, take the keyboard to the sink and dump what you spilled out. Then put it under flowing water to get the sticky and acid acid stuff out. Tap it upside down to get the water out and let it dry out for a day or two. But how it has been on Hawaii for he last few weeks, you might need a good week. :) I have done this several times in my computer consulting biz. It’s fun too cause it freaks people out.

    The worst thing to do is try to use the keyboard while it has any moisture in it. That is what ends up ruining it, causing shorts.

    Thanks for you blog by the way, i am planning on moving back to Hawaii in January and you have been keeping me posted on the good stuff.


    I couldn’t find a video. You were probably still a glimmer in your father’s eye in early ’79, but those of us who were there will never forget …the…PEPSI SYNDROME!


    Usually got plenty of old keyboards at Salvation Army Thrift Store. I don’t own a dishwasher so I’ve never tried it myself, though I do have a keyboard that could use a wash.

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