Keyboards get hammered on all the time. But one of the most common reasons they are brought in for repair is spilled drinks. Accidents do happen. But it is surprising how even a little amount of liquid can spell death to not just the keyboard, but the notebook itself. I’m also amazed at the amount of food particles spread across many keyboards I repair. Notebooks are used at restaurants, coffee shops, living room couches, and anywhere else you can think of. But they are not coasters or plates. Keeping a keyboard clean is very important, but the most overlooked. Where have those hands and fingers been anyway? I would recommend that you not eat while working at your computer, and that any containers with liquids be placed far away.