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Gateway my laptop Gateway MX7118 had wine spilled on it and now the keyboard does not work- I tried pulling the keys and cleaning the keyboard, keys and rubber boots- but it only restored a few keys - What can I do next?

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How do i get my keyboard out of gateway7330laptop

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Hi Lizardo -

The best bet for resolving this problem would be to replace the keyboard. The part can be ordered easily on the internet. It's a replaceable part that's very simple to do.

Take care,

Michael

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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