04/29/88: keyboard by Delphi, | Category: Delphi - Hardware Hacking | 6 comments - (Comments are closed)

keyboard

40660 29APR88-0130 Hardware Hacking
keyboard
From: TICTOC To: ALL

I have the $4.95 keyboard. Some time ago my cat spilled coffee into it aI
rinsed it out with alcohol. Most of the keys are out, intermittant, or
incorrect. I do not want to spend 30 bucks for a new one as I am getting a CoCo
3 befor year end.

I miss the keyboard as I have lots of programs for it including TW64. I would
appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

6 comments to keyboard

  • pucc_unknown

    40664 29APR88-0937 Hardware Hacking
    RE: keyboard (Re: Msg 40660)
    From: DONHUTCHISON To: TICTOC

    Try to convince your cat to be more careful with its coffee . . .

  • pucc_unknown

    40677 30APR88-0709 Hardware Hacking
    RE: keyboard (Re: Msg 40660)
    From: MARTYGOODMAN To: TICTOC

    Your keyboard MAY be permanantly ruined. However, what I would
    try IF I had a lot of time and patience is the following:

    Unscrew the back of the keybaord (this involves taking out LOTS
    of tiny litte screws. Put them away CAREFULLY!)

    Remove the metal plate.

    Now remove the mylar circuit board that IS the keyboard circuit.
    Unfold it. Soak it in tap water that has a small amount
    of dishwasher fluid in it for a while,
    then rinse in fresh tap water. Allow to dry thoroughly.
    The fold it back up and re-install it.

    This may fix it.

    Please give me your real name and the state and city
    you live in, for your question seems to make
    for an interesting CoCo consults question.

    —marty

  • pucc_unknown

    40703 30APR88-2138 Hardware Hacking
    RE: keyboard (Re: Msg 40677)
    From: TICTOC To: MARTYGOODMAN

    John Gordon Reid, Woodside,NY

    Thank you for the info. I am a Watch/clockmaker by trade and so all the little
    parts is no problem. How about putting the c
    circuit board in an ultrasonic cleaning machine with a gentle watch cleaning
    solution.