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My HP pavillion had pepsi spilt on keyboard and now has 2 keys atleast that don't work. I have a spare PC and have cleaned underneath the keys, but the problem appears below that into the board underneath. I can clean the contacts if I have the schematics or even replace the board beneith the keypad but need to know more information before beginning to take apart my laptop. I am only familiar with towers so am in unfamiliar territory-- any help available? such as proper schematics for this problem of mine?

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Chances are the traces are burnt or there's still liquid in there. How long ago did this happen? You wont be able to repair the traces and a schematic will not help you here. Ebay will be your friend here. Purchase a replacement keyboard for your laptop. They are fairly easy to replace.

Usually a screw or two on the underside of your unit and then the top cover above the keyboard pops off from right to left. Then there will be a few screws to take it out. The keyboard has a ribbon. Care must be taken when removing it and installing the new keyboard.

keyboards for this model I have seen for as cheap as $45 US dollars + S&H out there on the Net.

In the meantime plug in a USB keyboard into your laptop and use that for all KEYS. :-)

And stop driking Pepsi over the laptop. :-)

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There is one other options before you decide to take apart your laptop.. if you have an extra keyboard that either hooks up to a usb port, or even a regular ps/2 mouse and you can get a usb adapter for this which is just called a ps2 to usb adapter, they are about $2. You can hook this up to your laptop and use this in the mean time. Just thought I would give a suggestion before you decided to take apart your laptop, especially if you are not too familiar with it

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I understand your problem, while there are many reasons this can happen, it is best to recommend the simpliest remedy for your problem

Since your laptop has USB ports, I would purchase a low cost keyboard and plu it into a spare USB and you should be OK.

You can try to see if there is anything under or around the bad keys, or get a can of air blower to see if it will clean out, chances are it might not help as you have mutible keys that are not working.

With a little assistance, you could possibly replace the keyboard.

I have posted a link to the HP parts store, as your laptop appears fairly new.

Please look on the bottom of your laptop for information to fill at HP to find the keyboard you need.

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http://h20141.www2.hp.com/Hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=D2F400DA4EDC4E6CA8A0A0EC1FB54ADD

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HOw to Clean your keyobard effectively


Keyboard cleaningIf you're trying to clean a laptop keyboard see document CH000780 for additional help and information. All of the below information applies to standard desktop computer keyboards.
Why? Dirt, dust and hair can build up causing the keyboard to not function properly.
Procedure: Many people clean the keyboard by turning it upside down and shaking. A more effective method is to use compressed air. Compressed air is pressurized air contained in a can with a very long nozzle. Simply aim the air between the keys and blow away all of the dust and debris that has gathered there. A vacuum cleaner can also be used, but make sure the keyboard doesn't have loose "pop off" keys that could possibly be sucked up by the vacuum.
Why? If the keyboard has anything spilt into it (ie: pop, cola, Pepsi, Coke, beer, wine, coffee, milk, etc.), not taking the proper steps can cause the keyboard to be destroyed.
Procedure: Below are a few recommendations to help prevent a keyboard from becoming bad once a substance has been spilt within it.
If anything is spilt onto the keyboard turn the computer off immediately. Once the computer is turned off, quickly flip the keyboard over helping to prevent the substance from penetrating circuits. While the keyboard is upside down, shake the keyboard over a surface you do not mind getting wet or that can be cleaned up later. While still upside down, use a cloth to help clean out what can be reached. After you you have cleaned the keyboard to the best of your ability leave the keyboard upside down for at least one night allowing it to dry.
If a keyboard does not work after trying it again later it is recommended that it be replaced. If the keyboard works but some of the keys are sticky or cannot be pressed in you can attempt to do additional cleaning in attempt to resolve the issue. Unfortunately many times when any sticky substance such as a non-diet pop is spilt directly onto the keyboard it's usually a loss unless you plan on spending dozens of hours attempting to clean each key.
Why? A keyboard that is used by multiple people, such as students or different employees, may need to be disinfected to help the spread of germs.
Procedure: Turn off the computer. Spray a disinfectant onto a cloth or damp a cloth with alcohol and rub each of the keys on the keyboard. As mentioned in our general cleaning tips, never spray any type of liquid onto the keyboard.
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