01-11-2011 10:58 AM
Thanks for finding and sharing this video... I edited your post to make it a direct embed vs the link ...
That's a compelling video ... I've seen it demonstrated with water, and obviously it works with other fluids, but I'm sure the cola beverage will leave behind a lot of residue that probably necessitated a keyboard replacement or removing the keyboard and flushing it out with distilled water and then air drying it.
Variations of the drainage system has been around for several generations of ThinkPads, and I imagine we are always looking for ways to improve it...
01-12-2011 05:38 AM
The best way to improve that is put a glass under to try to not waste the cola.
01-12-2011 05:51 AM
01-25-2011 10:29 AM
Funny story... the demo at CES was intended to be a closed system, meaning an external case around the whole thing (so as not to distrub the pour rate) Obviously, we did not have the case on. People were so fascinated by it (although we have had the spill proof keyboard feature on ThinkPads for some time) they kept running their hands under the pouring water.
Suffice to say that's a little outside the intended use case and we had to replace the demo system after a while.
Keep this in mind if you are brave enough to setup your own demo!
02-07-2011 04:02 AM
Click on it.
02-12-2011 11:01 AM - edited 02-12-2011 11:03 AM
here´s a video showing the spill keyboard live at CES 2011.
Disclaimer: Although this is a genuine video, please do not try by yourself! It is possible your machine get damaged.
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02-21-2011 05:30 AM
Aaaaand you shouldn't believe it.
Recently bought a Thinkpad X201 Core i7 620M, 3323-A2G configuration. Send it back 3 weeks ago, cause there was dust in the display.. but they directly replaced the LCD without any costs. Now here's the strange thing: they replaced the motherboard as well.
And so it happened last week, that i accidently spilled a glass of wine on the keyboard (and just that, nothing hit the screen luckily). While the wine was running out of the spill holes as it should, the laptop froze up. Lifting the keyboard after turning the laptop off, nothing hit the motherboard.. so it seemed. After sending it to IBM Global Support Netherlands to have the keyboard (which was sticky, wouldn't react anymore) replaced, they determined that not only the keyboard had to be replaced, but that the following items were defect now as well and had to be replaced:
- WWAN card
- LCD cable
- 4G Memory
- I/O AMOM
Weirdest thing on this list must be the LCD cable! And the whole configuration including the Ultrabay and DVD recorder having a price of 1359 euro, the repairs for just these parts are 1507 of which only 98 euro the costs for working on it.
The system might still work after spilling on the keyboard.. the laptop is considered completely and utterly BROKEN by Lenovo/IBM.