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Right arrow key permanently 'pressed' down

About a month ago I spilt a little bit of milk in my Acer Aspire 5520 keyboard and having poured out the 10ml of milk I thought that would be the end of it. A couple of days later the right arrow key started to press itself randomly, and upon trying to fix that problem the arrow key then stopped working altogether. I now use a USB keyboard, which is fine. Then the right arrow key an hour or two ago (after two weeks of not working at all) started being permanently pressed down again, and I (foolishly) tried to break it permanently by scraping the sensor with nail scissors. It's still 'pressed down' and as you can imagine, is driving me crazy when going about everyday computery things.

My question is more simple than that ramble above... how do you disable the main laptop keyboard, and substitute the USB keyboard in its place? I'm sure there should be a way to do this, as I doubt noone else has ever 'milked' their laptop! I have Windows Vista, and was told to go into 'device manager', but every time I click on a device I'm not really able to alter it as such... it just tells me 'this device is working properly'. :( Please help someone!

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Only solution here is to unplug the keyboard from the mother board. Just take apart the case and look for the ribbon cable going from the keyboard to the motherboard, and take it out.
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