The other day i was having breakfast right next to my laptop and i spilled some orange juice on the laptop. i was quickto act and turned upside down and cleaned the keyboard as thoroughly as i could without removing the individual keys. the problem is that they keys have now become heavy to press and some times unresponsive. what should i do? thanks!
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Re: heavy to press keys
Replacing the keyboard is an easy fix , just order one on ebay , so much of the keyboard has little nooks and parts that even if you take it out and wash and dry it the paste will still be present. just search for a pavilion dv8000 keyboard they are around 40 including shipping.
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Sugar is the worst. If you had immediately unplugged and removed battery you may have had a chance. Once sugary drinks get in it's almost a death sentence for electronic devices. If it's valuable take it to a Qualified Computer Tech, if not right it off as a learning moment. If you want, this is a detailed explaination: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2012/jul/05/drink-spilled-on-laptop
If you spilled water then shut off the laptop NOW and let it dry out for about 3 days. If you spilled soda or juice then you will probably need to have the keyboard replace. Hopefully the liquid did not get to the motherboard or then you might have to have that replaced also.
If you don't want to buy a new keyboard, you can open your keyboard and leave it to dry for a couple of days. There's still some moisture in the keyboard that's why this is happening. As soon as all moisture has been removed from the keyboard, it should work fine. But there's no guarantee since the board might have short circuited already.
I'll start by telling you that most of the time keyboards don't recover from a spill. With that said, clean it by using a 50/50 rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Remove the keyboard from the machine, and spray the alcohol into the keyboard generously. Shake out the excess or blow it out with air, then use paper towels to daub up the rest. Repeat this process two or three times, then let the keyboard dry for a good 24 hours. While you have the keyboard off check for any juice or sticky areas in the machine, and clean them with the alcohol and Q-tips. Let this dry well also. After drying put the keyboard back on and try it. If you notice any sticky keys after using it for a while, then take the sticky keys off and clean them individually with the alcohol and Q-tips.