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I spilled water on my dell computer now the padlock light with a 9 in it stays on and the keyboard does not work

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If the computer still works, consider yourself lucky.

More than likely swapping the bad keyboard out with a new one will resolve the issue, ebay's usually the cheapest place to get a replacement keyboard.

In the meantime a usb keyboard will get you by.

Hope this info helps!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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