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Netbook had windex sprayed directly on keyboard now certain keys will not work 6,7 t,u,f,g etc could a circuit have been damaged

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Yes. An external USB keyboard and mouse will work for a temporary solution until the keyboard can be replaced.

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YES! You need a new keyboard. Im sorry i couldnt give you a more pleasant answer.


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My keyboard works except some keys are not working?


Your question is not specific about specifically which keys work and which keys do not work and exactly what you mean by the keys not working, whether you mean there is no reaction at all when the relevant keys are pressed or whether it is just that incorrect characters result from pressing these keys.

If incorrect characters result from pressing certain keys towards the right of the keyboard, use the Fn key, bottom left, pressed simultaneously with the Num Lock key, top right, to toggle 'on' or toggle 'off' the Alternative Symbol function of some of the multi-function keys.

If there is no reaction at all when you press a significant number of keys, then there may have been liquid spillage damage to the NetBook. Liquid spillage damage can sometimes be resolved by partial disassembly of a NetBook/Notebook and wiping congealed liquids off with mild solvent or allowing internalized water to evaporate. This type of repair is best done by an experienced NetBook/Notebook repair center or technician.

If only one or two or a small number of keys do not work, then it might be that particles of some or other substance, trapped underneath the keys might be interfering with the function of the non-functioning keys. This can sometimes be resolved simply by inverting and gently shaking the NetBookso that any trapped particles come loose and fall out. Occasionally, individual key caps have to be removed and replaced after the obstructing particle has been removed.

If several keys are defective but the fault was not caused by liquid spillage or trapped particles, then the keyboard unit itself might be faulty and need to have its internal ribbon cable and cable connectors tested for cable damage or connector damage (typically either from liquid spillage, shock caused by dropping the computer or by previous unprofessional internal repairs). If no fault is found with the cable or the cable connectors, then the entire keyboard unit may have to be replaced.

Nov 19, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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I accidently spilt some liquid on the keyboard. Now some of the buttons do not work. How can I sort it. Many Thanks, Lyn


This is a risky solution but worked for me.With the batteries removed turn the key board face down. get a spray bottle filled with warm water. Now you are practically going to wash the keyboard.Spray the affected area with the warm water spray, allowing the water to drip down as you spray.Satisfied with the cleaning let the key board to dry but still in the face down position.Allow ample time and warmth to dry. Fix your batteries and test.

Aug 03, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My brother sat a small cup of milk in front of the netbook and leaned over the netbook and the cup of milk and it spilled on top of the keys


When this happens, you should fully disassemble the netbook & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of liquid on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, liquid damage appears in the form of whitish traces. These needs to be wiped off. This can be done using a tooth brush moistened with few drops of hand sanitizer liquid.
Check all internal connectors & make sure that no liquid seeped into them. Dry them if needed.
When you are done, re-assemble back the netbook.
If the liquid fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you will have to replace the keyboard.

Apr 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I cleaned my lap top with a tiny spray of windex and now several of the keys dont work


I think the dirt got stuck under them. Try to repeat the procedure in the affected keys. Hopefully you have still plenty of WIndex.



Apr 13, 2010 | LG Keys-U-See Keyboard

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Sticky keys on keyboard


A good idea is to get a cloth (avoid tissues or paper wipes) and give that a spray with some form of window or screen cleaner and go over the keyboard a few times, for really sticky keys, gently remove them and give the underside and the base of the key a good wipe.

If you are unsure how to remove keys, please don't hesitate to reply (i will need the Model of the machine eg: acer extensa 5620)

Please don't spray the cleaner directly on the keyboard and dont use high grade cleaner as this can damage the keyboard

Dec 01, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Cant get the at button to work even by pressing shift or not,every other key function works.


You may have a bad key, or a key with something under it.
Try this:

Turn the netbook upside down so that the keysj face the floor.
Bang on the back side that way you would to burp a baby.
Then, take a vacuum cleaner and **** out the spaces between the keys.
If this doesn't work, you may have to make an @ symbol manually by using the ALT key. (ALT plus 64). This should work in most Word Processing programs.
  1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  2. Depress the Alt key.
  3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html

Nov 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire One AOA110-1113 Netbook

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Keyboard is not working correctly


It should be either the F10, F11, F12 key depending on your model hold down the FN key and try one of these keys at a time and type to see which one turns it off

Jul 28, 2009 | MSI WIND U100 Notebook

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Keyboard problem


Cleaning your keyboard may require popping the keys off. Sometimes this may invalidate your warranty; check with the manufacturer to be certain this is something you want to do.

If your keys feel sticky or are grinding, a drop of a light machine oil, such as WD-40, placed in the center of where the key strikes the keyboard, on the hinge, or on the spring (if your key has one) should do the trick. (However, this will require removing keys from the keyboard.)

Keyboard manufacturers don’t recommend popping off keys, but it’s generally harmless if you handle the keys gently. Stick two plastic knives under opposite sides of a key and pry upward, exerting equal force on both sides. The key is guaranteed to fly off across the room, but that’s how you do the job without breaking the key or the switch. Once keys are off, they’re actually washable. Rub stains with a wet cotton swab dunked in soapy water, which does the trick for most messes. Save the alcohol for truly stubborn gunk, because it can damage the ink on the keys, and never, ever, ever use ammonia-based solvents such as Windex.

Mar 02, 2008 | Fujitsu Siemens FKB 8720 Keyboard

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Half of keyboard does not work


did you by chance have a drop of liquid drop ontot he keyboard...such localized keyboard failure usually indicated moisture has gotten tot he dielectric material...I would suggest to place your computer screen up, keyboard in direct sunlight for about an hour ....place a towel over the screen as not to damage it...and let the sun's radiant energy promote the moisture fromthe keyboard ,,,also do not turn machine on again until removed from sunlight, and allowed to cool for about 90 minutes...

Jul 08, 2007 | Itronix GoBook IX250 Notebook

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