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Sony Viao keyboard - certain keys got wet & no longer work

Tea splashed on Sony Vaio keyboard! Keys not working: enter/return; z; x; b; m; right shift and Pg Dn. Is this something I can fix or can it be fixed in a repair shop? Thanks for your help

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    diet soda spill on one side of he keyboard resulted in keyboard not working. is this repairable?

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    How do you fix it? cost?

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Well the damage is pretty much already done however you may try dabbing your keyboard with alcohol you can use quite a substantial amount use Que tips to get in between the keys.

I suggest getting it fixed

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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