I have an Acer Aspire which I had spilled pop on. The key pads press down fine, but it's like the computer won't recognize them. Nothing shows when they are press. can I remove the keypad or how *** i do this fix myself?/ thanks so very much.
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Re: Spilled pop on laptop Acer Aspire
Purchase another keyboard on Ebay and replace it. What you can do FIRST, is hook up a USB keyboard to make sure you can type. If that works, you shorted out the keyboard and it's an easy replacement.
When you get the new keyboard in, look it over for how the screws go into it to get an idea of how it would disassemble out of your notebook. No point in trying to figure it out and break something in the process.
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YEP! Walk away from the laptop. You killed it! And it will be costly to fix!
Estimate that at least a keyboard, and probably a motherboard will have to be replaced. That is almost the whole computer. Better bet- buy a new Toshiba Toughbook - that is practically impervious to the spilled drink. But expensive!
More than likely the pop has gotten inside your unit. you would have to open the unit, disconnect your keyboard, clean the leads and connectors to the keyboard. If the unit was on when this happened the mb may have shorted in which you would need a new kb.
Pop the enter key off (be gentle), then take a Q-tip with alcohol (rubbing not drinking) and clean the connector and the rubber riser. If the problem persists, the you will have to replace the keyboard.
Laptop keyboard are semi-sealed circuit boards. This means that liquid can get into the contacts and can not be cleaned. Depending on how much liquid was spilled on the keyboard chances are that the liquid has seeped around the edges of the keyboard and down onto the mainboard of the laptop. My first suggestion would be to keep the laptop turned off until you can remove the keyboard and check for liquid damage to the mainboard. If there is no damage to the mainboard I would suggest buying a new keyboard before turning the computer back on as any shorts caused by the liquid damage on the keyboard can cause damage to the keyboard controller circuit on the mainboard.