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Liquid spills

Todays notebooks & laptops come equipped with spill resistant keyboards. Thats a big help in itself. But some are not . If your notebook has suffered a liquid spill while its on , IMMEDIATELY shut it down. GET AWAY from carpeting or metal furniture or objects: stand on wood or cement floor only. Turn the unit and place on its side to drain it from the liquid (NOT UPSIDE DOWN) and to avoid further damage to mainboard and keyboard. DO NOT TURN IT ON AGAIN  . Remove the battery, hard disk drive, CDROM, memory modules, remove back cover, until exposed to mainboard. Take conventional hair dryer, blow dry using HIGH heat, slowly move over peripherals and mainboard  five inches away with  Extra drying process on keyboard and mainboard. Using a few cotton balls, pat down any excess liquid by absorbing into cotton -- blow dry this area intensley for long time (20-35 minutes, depending on amount of liquid spill). Wait a few days , replace all parts and turn on notebook.

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I spilled liquid on my HP Probook 4320S (with spill resistant keyboard). Dried it up straight afterwards. Now it won't power up


Take it to a service shop asp, key board will need to be replaced, and the laptop will need to be assessed for motherboard damage.

May 06, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD ProBook 4320s C Notebook

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why big letter l in my keyboard doesn't work?


If you haven't spilled anything on your keyboard, then this is probably a manufacturing defect that Apple should fix under warranty if it's still under warranty.

If it isn't under warranty any longer, you'll most likely have to pay for a repair by Apple.

Dec 31, 2011 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire laptop. Whenever I type a character on the keyboard multiple characters are displayed. The problem persists across all applications. I am sitting idle with the Acer Aspire. Eagerly awaiting for a solution.


It sounds to me like you have a faulty keyboard. You need to contact Acer, or the store where the laptop was purchased, and arrange for the laptop to be repaired. This should be covered under warranty, unless the machine has suffered any physical damage, such as a fluid spill.

Jul 26, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Spill water on my macbook air, and does not turn on


gone with the wind....or shall i say....water....
dump it in the trash bin....
all liquids are enemy of any IC equipments.....
(many have this dirty habbit of drinking Tea/Coffee/Beer etc while working with their notebooks/laptops.....)
on PC..... the liquids normaly spill on to the keyboard/mouse which is seperate from the CPU...
can replace the keyboard of a PC with just few $$$
but with notebooks the main circuit/motherboard is just below the keyboard.....
once a liquid falls...it just goes thru the holes on the keyboard....and short circuits the ICs...chips...etc

Apr 20, 2011 | Apple MacBook Air

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how to clean spill out of keyboard on hp pavilion dv7 1245dx


Best thing to do is to take the keyboard out of the laptop. There is usually a top cover above the keyboard that needs to come off. Then there is some screws holding in the keyboard, unscrew those and then unhook the ribbon part of the keyboard off of the motherboard.

Then at that point take a paper towel or washcloth with glass cleaner and clean all around where the spillage is.

Also clean off the keyboard is well and let it sit for a day so it can dry out.

Then put the keyboard back and see if the keyboard is working properly, if not then you'll need to replace it.

Oct 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Notebook

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