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Acer laptop a friend of mine spilled liquid over the keyboard,we cleaned,the only problem is that the enter key isnt working properly, its kind of sticky...should i take the computer to the store(didnt buy garanty) can you fix this at the store? is this kind of problem expensive to fix? please.please help!!!!

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Yes you can fix it at the store. My nice once spilled tea on my toshiba, i removed the keyboard and cleaned everything. When i assembled it, it worked. Prior to the fixing, the system beebs continuously.

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Pop the enter key off (be gentle), then take a Q-tip with alcohol (rubbing not drinking) and clean the connector and the rubber riser. If the problem persists, the you will have to replace the keyboard.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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