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Date:      Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:22:37 -0800
From:      Doug Hardie <>
To:        "Rob O'Donnell" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Water Damage
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On Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002, at 02:32 US/Pacific, Rob O'Donnell wrote:
> If it's a PS/2 type keyboard connector (small plug) there is a plastic 
> pin that often gets broken off and left in the socket if connectors 
> are pulled out violently, blocking a new keyboard being inserted.  
> (Seen it often with mice.)  If this is so, I've had success getting 
> them out by using 'blue tack' (a semi-adhesive goo used to hold the 
> kids drawings on the wall) on the end of a matchstick to grab hold of 
> it.

Right on.  Thats exactly what happened.  I guess I didn't have enough 
light to see that yesterday.  I didn't get a chance to pop it out as 
the insurance adjuster arrived and is going over everything now.  
Thanks for the info.

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