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A drink was spilt on my laptop,there were no problems after cleaning but six months later i stored it at a friends house,it was only there for two months but it was damp and a little mould appeared around edge of keys. i am assuming this is why certain keys have stopped working! can you remove the keys to clean under them or remove entire keyboard as worried mould cuold spread into rest of laptop and damage parts further(toshiba satelite L450 136)cheers

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I had a client with that problem--we removed the keyboard and tried to clean it. Turns out that our cleaning job was less than perfect because the laptop keyboard is mostly sealed. There was liquid that seeped down onto the motherboard as well--that we could clean up. The long and short of is--you will probably need to replace the keyboard. Of course, with nothing to lose, you could wash the keyboard and let it dry out thoroughly, plug it in, and see if it works. The key here would be the thorough drying. If you decide to try this chancy procedure, don't dry it with high heat. A hair dryer set on low might be the answer.

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Depending upon how sticky the keys are, it might be easier to buy a cheap replacement keyboard.  Trust me, it takes a whole lot of patience and a steady hand to take apart the keyboard key by key and then put it back together.  

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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As for cleaning a laptop computer keybord, I would use a can for compressed air, q-tips, and soapy water. I would be careful about getting the laptop too wet as water can seep into the computer. Hope this helps!!


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www.irisvista.com look for your model ...The botton of your pc has a screw or two that says KEYBOARD undo it

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