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Spilled coffee (black/no sugar) on laptop. Immediately powered down, removed batt & shook coffee off. Dried it best I could. Computer will power up & looks fine but keyboard is innoperative......Any Ideas??? Do I trash it and buy another (bought this one Jan 2010) or do you think its worth repairing???

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Hello,

Simply stated, yes.

If you plan to do that, in the meantime you could also run the keyboard under a warm shower for a new minutes and then hang it out to dry in the sun. I'm not kidding. It will probably, that is probably, work just fine after that so long as all the water has dried and drained out and its not an IBM mechanical keyboard.

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ok first remove both the keyboard and mouse
and restart the computer and see if it says anything about no keyboard or mouse present if so this is good now just turn off the computer and install the mouse first and reboot and see if the mouse is able to work and than do the same for the keyboard. please try these first and please let me know how this goes, there is more that we can do if needed ok please dont forget to rate this for me
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SOURCE: Coffee w/sugar spilled on laptop

The fact that your cd is working ok means your motherboard is fine, which is the expensive bit. If you can get your hands on another machine for a while, you should download and burn yourself an Ubuntu disk. Boot up off that, and you can run tests on your Ram & Hard Drive, and you can try an access your dodgy hard drive (it may simply be a corrupted boot sector or windows). The ubuntu disk will also give you the opportunity to continue using the laptop to do emails/facebook/porn etc until the hard drive can be fixed/replaced.

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Here's a link to a site with detailed instructions on how to tear down and remove the keyboard on a Gateway MT series laptop. It should definately get you most of the way.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-keyboard-from-gateway-mt6704-model-ma7/
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No matter how careful you may be, knocking a cup of coffee or spilling a glass of soda over your keyboard may happen. This does not, however, mean the end of your keyboard. If you act quickly, you may be able to fix your wet keyboard to avoid any corrosion of its electronic components or any short circuit which might render it unusable. By following a few recommendations, you should be able to fix your wet computer keyboard.

Unplug the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any corrosion or short circuit. If you spilled water over your laptop's keyboard, turn your computer off by clicking on "Shut Down" on "Turn Off" in the start menu, unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it to remove most of the water from it. Take a hair dryer and set it to its lowest temperature setting. Use it to dry any water which might remain under your keyboard's keys. Wait at least 12 hours before plugging your keyboard into your computer again. If your computer is a laptop, wait 12 hours before turning it on again. For Other Liquids Disconnect the keyboard from your computer immediately after the spill to avoid any short circuit or corrosion. Turn your computer off by selecting "Shut Down" or "Turn Off" in the start menu, remove the battery and disconnect the power supply. Place paper towels on a table, turn the keyboard upside down and shake it over them to allow most of the liquid to fall down. Take a few clean paper towels and wipe the liquid off your keyboard's keys. To clean between the keys, you can also use cotton swabs with just a little bit of water. If the liquid which you spilled over your keyboard contained a high amount of sugar, such as soda or sugared coffee, you might have to remove some of your keyboard's keys to clean the surface under the keys with paper towels or swabs. You can do so by lifting them gently with a screwdriver or by using a key remover, which you can find in some IT stores. Wait at least 12 hours before using your keyboard again. If your computer is a laptop, wait the same length of time before turning it on again. How to Clean Your Keyboard http://www.tucows.com/article/684 Fix Computer Keyboard Problems http://technologyandinternet.blogspot.com/2007/10/fix-computer-keyboard-problems.html

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I need a guide to disassemble a Gateway MT6456 . Specifically right now to remove the top Cover. I have the Keyboard removed already. It's a spilled coffee issue. I need to see how far...


Here's a link to a site with detailed instructions on how to tear down and remove the keyboard on a Gateway MT series laptop. It should definately get you most of the way.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-keyboard-from-gateway-mt6704-model-ma7/
I hope this response helps you out.
I wish you the very best of luck!
I strive for '4 Thumbs Up'! If I've assisted you, I'd greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide me with a favorable rating. Thanks so much!

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If a tech opened it up and cleaned it, then you should be ok. If it was not cleaned, you run the chance of oxidation, which will cause corrosion on the metal contacts.
Was the coffee black, no sugar or cream?
And is also depends if there was sugar in your coffee. If it was plain black coffee, then you should be ok.

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First and most important -Calm Down and unplug the computer from its power source.
Disconnect it from the power cord and remove the battery. If needs, please remove the keyboard. The old adage - Water and Electricity don't mix - is quite true. For your laptop spilled water, let your laptop dry. Do not attempt to turn on the computer for at least 72 hours. Let it sit in a cool, dry place. If you disassembled the laptop, reassemble it after 72 hours have passed.

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Hi there,

If your computer got wet, then more than likely your computer is dead. Even if you dried out the computer, if there was sugar in whatever was spilled, the sugar corrodes the internals.

Sorry
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