3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 9:32 AM by kschmidt2
kschmidt2 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all -

Earlier today my cat knocked over some water onto my wireless Apple aluminum keyboard, just a little bit got on the keyboard and it worked fine after so I didn't think it was a big deal.

Then I got home from work and tried to use my computer about 10 hours after the spill and it started doing all weird things. I would try to type and all of a sudden my dock would be hidden, windows would minimize or close. I think some of the keys may just not be working, but also it seems as though either command or option might be stuck in the "down" position. Is that probably what's happening here? I just want to make sure it's definitely a problem with my keyboard before I go out and buy a new one and the same thing keeps happening.

Also, is there any chance of it drying out over the next couple of days? I also have Applecare, but I recently moved and now live 4 hours from the nearest Apple store - is there a way to send in the keyboard to have them look at it and possibly replace it? I can't believe I moved so far away from an Apple store.

Any help would really be appreciated!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • WilliamCorbett Level 1 (10 points)
    2 Suggestion:

    Yes, Your keyboard will dry out. You should call Apple. Ask them if they have a online program to import then export.


    You can wait a few days until your keyboard to dry out, If all works good you can X-Nay that up there. 8D

  • roam Level 6 (13,565 points)
    Hi and welcome to the  forums.

    The water may have seeped in. Its hard to say for sure but drink and keyboard is not a great mixer.

    If you had a wired keyboard to test with would be handy. Cat's aside, wireless keyboards run on batteries, which require recharging.
    Put a hairdryer on it to accelerate its drying and then make sure your batteries are good before you go out and buy another one.
  • kschmidt2 Level 1 (0 points)
    I gave it three days to dry out and it works perfectly now! Thanks everyone.