My ferret knocked over my coffee while I was out of the hotel. Some coffee went on/in keyboard. Computer was on at the time. After draining liquid out and drying off only the green charging light will come on and the 'on' button does nothing.
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I'll try to help. Does the 'on' button act the same as always? Does it feel different?
Do you take a lot of sugar in your coffee? I'm not kidding! The 'coffee syndrome' is hard on keyboards and anything else not sealed up. Sugar will stick keys and buttons, that can be cleaned and unstuck. Water can cause more harm.
In other words, there is a chance that you'll be OK. But it sounds like a trip to the factory otherwise. Pull your hard drive if you have to send it. Best of luck.
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it sounds like you did the right thing, i would search google for "Dell D520 keyboard", you should find many places at different prices, if you havent bought from the site before, try reading some customer feedback, and also, the cheapest may not be the best, look for a good return policy and or warranty for the item. if this helps pleas give a fixya rating thanks
in order to remove the keyboard
1. remove the hinge covers and then take the grey strip out where you have the power buttons also
then you will see the 2 screws for the keyboard .
Then take the keyboard out .
Sounds as though theres no power getting to the card if theres no light on it - the dell 6XX series has a weakness in the PCMCIA connector too - it can easily flex and seperate from the socket on the motherboard over time and especially in transit. I wouldnt suggest trying to fix it yourself but dell will send someone out to fix it if its under warranty or for a small fee if not. hope this helps
This is a rather old question, but the solution might still be helpful to other readers.
I suggest you call Tech Support at Dell...
Several years ago, I worked on many Dell CPx 500 models in my work place. There was an issue that always involved a series of 4 or 5 keys (they were always the same keys) that would quit working and we had attempted to purchase new keyboards to fix the issue. It turned out, the real solution was to replace the 'motherboard' of the Latitude notebook!
Dell had knowledge about the keyboard/motherboard issue that we didn't know.