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Thank you was able to pull the keyboard off now easily. Removed the clear plastic sticky off the back of the keyboard. Keys are not "stuck" but are not being recognized. Any idea of how to clean the inside of the keyboard? Was thinking about soaking it in water and mild laundry detergent, but not sure about that. It has dried sticky stinky dog urine inside the spaces of the actual keyboard. The good news is that the plastic sticker prevented the pee from getting into the computer so everything there is fine. If this doesn't fix I will probably just hook up an external usb keyboard, but would like to fix instead. Thank you so much!

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If you find that there are no contacts /membrane on the undersid of the keyboard, then use plain water to clean out the mess. However if you see that there is a film of plastic with contacts under it, then you may have to soak it in some isopropyl alcohol. You can even try using an old toothbrush dipped in the alcohol and brush the surface of the keyboard (not the underside).
The other option is to contact your manufacturer and see if they have spare keyboards for your model. Although if you ask me, it would be cheaper to go in for an external k/b. My advice if you are going for an external k/b is dont go in for wireless..they cause more headaches of their own :) Go for the corded, basic USB variety, which is many time more reliable.

Cheers and good luck!
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