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About a week ago I spilled some water on my ASUS U81A laptop keyboard. Put it upside down, turned it off, and took the battery out immediately. Opened up the keyboard to help it dry. Two days later I tried turning it on. It turned on and was on for a while, everything seemed to be working fine. But after I turned it off I couldn't turn it back on. The next day I was able to turn in on again, and this time instead of turning it off after I used it I put it in sleep mode and was able to turn it back on. But when I actually did turn the power off I couldn't turn it back on again. I haven't tried turning it on again for a few days now, in case I was somehow wearing something out. It doesn't seem short circuited and everything was working fine when it was on. Wondering what I should do

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You should fully disassemble the laptop & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of water on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, water 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 water seeped into them. Dry them if needed.
When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop.
If the water fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you will have to replace the keyboard.

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Okay, I will now try to explain how to fix a laptop keyboard if you spill something on it (juice, coffe,.....). Problems caused by this are sticky keys, some keys don't work,.....

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