[DISCLAMER: If you follow along and do not use too harsh soap, this trick will work with success. However, I will NOT be held responsible for any damage to your EEE, your keyboard, or anything else.]
Where I live, we drink mountain water. This water is clean and not as full of salts as groundwater, so if you want to be careful because your water is groundwater or otherwise full of salts and minerals, use distilled water!
BTW, this does not violate the warranty unless doing this procedure kills your EEE. Your warranty will be intact for future problems that are completely unrelated to this! :)
OK, let's get started:
1. Close your EEE, remove any USB, monitor, networking, external speakers/micorophones, basically everything.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Using this guide [link], remove the keyboard. If removing for the first time, it might be harder to remove.
4. Obtain liquid dish washing soap (NOT dishwasher!) Dawn is used in this guide.
5. Put a squirt of concentrated soap into a sink plugged up (or a bit more into a bathtub).
6. Every 15 minutes, press the affected keys and slosh keyboard around.
7. After an hour to an hour and a half, remove keyboard. Clear sink, and thoroughly rinse by means of running water through every possible part, and pressing affected keys.
8. After 15-25 minutes of rinsing, take of exes water with towel, and then put keyboard in well ventalated area.
9. If you use a fan (NOT hairdryer) the EEE keyboard should be ready for use in 24 hours. If it is just in a well ventalated area, about 3 days. REMEMBER: if it feels wet or there is ANY dew whatsoever, DO NOT plug it in. Wait a bit longer.
10. Reassemble keyboard into EEE by plugging in wire and securing via tabs on the side. Put back of keyboard in first, then front until it snaps into place.
I'm still working on the guide, but that's the basic procedure!
Congratulations, you are done! Have a fun time with your newly cleaned keyboard!
EDIT:: LOL, my 200th post! And I didn't even realize...
If it does not work fully, just rinse it more. More soap is less! This guide is for people who have problems with their keyboard and would eventually end up buring a new one anyways. If yours is fine, than it's not recommended.
Edited by aeharding, 20 November 2008 - 05:16 AM.