Monday, March 1, 2010

Italian Ice meets Three Year-Old meets Toshiba



I saved my computer by immediately prying off the drenched keys and mopping up the Italian ice before it caused any damage. My son knows he is in disgrace. Have you ever tried typing on your keyboard without the keys? It feels like braille. Now to replace these keys. My fingers know where they go but my brain does not...

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  1. Yes, typing without keys is pretty annoying. It's better than pressing a key, only to watch it never "unpress" due to sticky ice cream. LOL

    Good move

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  2. I heard putting electronic equipment in rice dries it out. Another good reason not to have a laptop. Who am I kidding? I really want one.

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  3. My dogs tail knocked a glass of after over into mine once, but that isn't nearly as bad as Italian ice. Good luck to all of you (you, puter, 3-yr-old) ;)

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  4. Void-The very sad thing is my 'B' refuses to go back in it's place, and my 'C' now sticks.

    Kristi-I knew all about prying keys off as my son figured out how to pry the keys off my iBook which is now dead.

    Patti-My mom does that for her cell phone, and it DOES work. Can't imagine finding enough rice for a laptop, though.

    Karen-Dogs, kids...they just don't have any respect for our laptops. In fact, I think my son HATES my laptop, and although this appeared to be an accident, I believe his subconscious wanted to kill my laptop.

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  5. Gotta love those three year olds. My son put my library card in my disk drive last week. Two days after the warranty expired. I used knives to get get it out. Best part is that my disk drive still works. I hope that you can get your keyboard back together!

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  6. Oh my! That's no fun. *Shoots the skunk-eye at 3 yr. old* Ah well. C'est la vie with kids anyway. I can't tell you how many things I've had to repair or replace because of innocent children accidents--or how much money I've spent. I wonder if a mostly dry (but a teeny bit damp) q-tip could help get the sticky out.

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  7. OH NO!!! I hope it still works great. Once my kids pried the keys off my laptop. I almost flipped. LOL

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  8. Jessica-It works, but remember when my son erased 5000 words? I should have learned from that experience, huh?

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  9. That's terrible! What were you thinking giving a 3-yr-old Italian Ice? Don't you know that stuff melts! Liquids and children just don't go together. That's why I've outlawed baths and drinking at our house.

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  10. Oh man. KIDS! The things we have to put up with. :)

    P.S. lol to Candice's comment.

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  11. My husband's computer is missing the 'z' key. Throws me off every time I do his expenses for work. And of course I have to use that key since he rents cars from Hertz!! Hopefully you'll be up and typing again soon! God bless!

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  12. Candice-So your son is dirty AND dehydrated:)I agree, liquids are definitely a hazard. I still have an orange juice stain that won't come up.

    Renee-But they are sooooo worth it...even if they ruin all of our pretty computers.

    Maria-I know what you mean. My B key still won't attach.

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  13. I hope you can get it back together.

    My youngest isn't crazy about my laptop either, unless it's playing muppet videos for her.

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  14. Wow, just wow. I'm impressed that you were able to get it cleaned up. I think I would have given up and used a ghetto plug-in keyboard for the rest of the computer's life. You've got skills.

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  15. Oooh, our kids did this with my husband's lap top. Good thing it was his junkie lap top & not his good one.

    Or my MacBook Pro. There would've been **heck** (note the astricks!! ;) to pay for that...

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  16. Looks like my laptop. I got so frustrated with trying to get the keys back on that I finally gave up and started using the desktop - not to mention that the laptop now has a virus. Gotta love that.

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