So the other day I wiped down my trusted old Apple USB KB. I thought it was just a damp cloth (with just a tad of Windex), but apparently it was more wet than damp. Immediately afterwards several keys in the area between F11/12 and <>/ stopped working. The space key stopped working too. After a couple hours lying in the sun next to my desk, several keys (like space) worked again, but a few (like volume up/down, that is F11/12) still don’t work even several days later. Is there any hope or is it a goner?
Unfortunately, Apple stopped selling wired USB KBs a while back. At work on a desk with what seems like miles of all kinds of cables, the last thing I’m going to do is get a wireless KB with all that entails. But I was lucky enough to find a factory-sealed Apple USB KB on Amazon (for a pricy $114 shipped) so I’m back in business. But I figured before I toss my trusty old KB I’d check with the experts if there’s any hope. It served me well for about 10 years on 3 different continents so apologies for being a bit sentimental.