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Some keys unresponsive on keyboard

Someone spilled something on it. how do I clean it?

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Get a new keyboard. Be happy anything works at all.

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Any amount of liquid spilled on your keyboard can cause a short circuit to the components and a sticky beverage such as juice or soda can cause the keys to stick and become unresponsive.


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