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My grandaughter spilled a drink over the key board

It does not work now is there any fuses that blow.

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    let me guess... the drink had sugar in it ?



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No. i suspect that some other parts of your motherbord could be damaged. 

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First:
Disassembly guides with pictures:

How to remove keyboard.
http://irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA55/SatelliteA55_remove_keyboard.htm

Remove laptop LCD screen. http://tech.irisvista.com/laptops/ToshibaA3/remove_laptop_LCD_screen.htm

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