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When;I;use;the;spacebar;a;semicolon;apears;instead;of;a;space my;cat;spiled;some;coffee;but;i;didnt;think;it;got;into;the;keyboard; it;is;a;Toshiba;satellite;A55-5106.;the;key;next;to;it;will;not;work;either.; how;do;I;fix;it.;can;I;take;the;keyboard;out;and;clean;it;or;do;I;have;to;replace;it or;am;I;screwed. also;what;do;i;clean;it;with;if;I;can;clean;it.

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  • danasweetie Dec 28, 2008

    I; ha4ve; the; same; problem; as; mike; in; addition; to; the; v; typing; 4v.; Pls; help!

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    i have the same problem..i didn't spilled any coffee or liquid in my laptop though..

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I don't know if the keyboard is salvageable or not. I do know that the keyboard can be replaced and taken out. As long as nothing else is malfunctioning, the computer is fine. Heres a link that will show you how to take the computer apart.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA55/SatelliteA55_remove_keyboard.htm

Hope this helps.

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Your Keyboard is most likely to be screwed. A drop of coffee is enough to damage it. You will have to replace the keyboard. cleaning will work onlly if something is obstructing you from pressing the keys.

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