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My son was cleaning his key board on a gateway netbook and accisently sprayed the keyboard directly with windex. Now the 6,7, t, u, f,g,h,c, b do not work. It's not even 6 months old. Any resolutions? Thanks so much for your assistance

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Hello,

Pop the keys out using a small knife or flathead screwdriver. Most keys pop right out and can be pushed right back in place. Look for something that might be blocking the key and remove anything you find and ensure you dry clean each key panel.

You can get a blower to blow each panel of the keys that are not responding, but make sure they are dry and clean, fix back the keys and test to see if the keys will respond.

Take care.

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