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The "i" key failed after a coffee spill. want to replace keyboard

Looking for a replacement keyboard for Portege m400

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No need to replace keyboard. If it really failed than none of the keys would work. Unplug it, turn it upside down, unscrew all the screws, open it up, clean top of he contact board with cloth dipped in alcohol. You can wash plastic parts and membrane manually in warm water with dish washing detergent. After that, wrap it in towel to dry. You can use a hair dryer but from a distance. Drying can take hours unless you work in it. Than just put all back together and screw back the screws. Plug in keyboard.

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You don't need to replace the whole keyboard if any of your keys fell off or doesn't work anymore. There is a site from where you can order your keys, as they have all the major brands available. You can even install the keys yourself by going through their video tutorial. It's the easiest way. http://laptopkey.com/

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The notebook may have more damage than just the keyboard.
It could have shorted out the motherboard.
Connect a USB keyboard to the notebook and see if it boots up, if it doesn't then the damage more than just the keyboard.
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http://www.yallstore.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=1lrjst3ncshlb4c7frn9bev3c3&keyword=keyboards

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Hi there.
After a liquid spill on the keyboard and you have done your best to clean it and the keys still do the same thing, your only option is to replace the keyboard.
I have come across this problem many times, some keyboards you can clean and bring them back to good working order and others you have no choice but to replace.
Liquids like soda or sweet coffee do the worst damage to keyboards.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

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