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I have spilt a drink on my laptop, however I have managed to get everything working except the keyboard. Is there a way to remove the keyboard in order to make sure it is fully dried or to replace it?

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Hi Stacy,

My suggestion is that you put your laptop batteries out first.And check your whole laptop checked from service center.

Regards,
Sandeep Singh Longia.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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My son has spilt coke on the laptop 1 key not working O


If you spill drinks on a keyboard, something is bound to break, and apparantly only the O key did... The only way to fix it is to get a new keyboard, I'm sorry. I hope this helps, Yannick.

Jun 09, 2009 | Toshiba Equium 2000 (PV1065E0-011FR) PC...

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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.
Additional Information: Keyboard Page

on Feb 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I've spilt coffee on my laptop and would like to ask if there's any way of getting it out other than taking it to the work shop?


you can try and clean it yourself
eventually your going to get corrosion in the laptop from the liquid.
#1 RULE NEVER EAT OR DRINK AROUND YOUR LAPTOP
I would take it to a repair shop so it can get a proper cleaning and maybe prevent corrossion

Jan 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Only the quajznm keys are working on my laptop Keyboard.


I would shut down the computer, unplug the keyboard and ignore both overnight and try it again in the morning after inverting the keyboard and slapping (flat handed, not hard) the keys in case she had someting in her fingers when she did it.
Heck, I don't even know which language she managed to call up that only needs those letters - LOL.

If she actually managed to damage it, new standard keyboards are cheap. 

Jan 23, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Keyboard Not Working


It sounds like maybe the keyboard died if that can happen in a laptop. Or maybe a connection came loose inside the unit. Was it dropped or anything like that? Laptops are hard to repair because everything inside is very small and delicate. If it needs a keyboard replacement it won't be cheap. Maybe a driver got turned off somehow. Look in the BIOS and the device manager to check that. Hopefully it is that simple. You could always carry an external keyboard around with you which would kind of defeat the purpose of having a laptop in the first place. I've seen these flexible roll-up keyboards that aren't too big. That might be an option.

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Spilt a drink


I don't know if I can solve this here. But the beeping noise is your pc trying to tell you what is wrong with it. Somewhere there are pc beep codes. http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1223 If these can't help you just put "computer beep codes" into google. Here they are:
Beep Code: Description of Problem: No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

Dec 08, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Keyboard only types certain words and constant noise from it having to use on screen keyboard


sounds like it time for a new keyboard, ive had to replace loads of keyboards due to drinks being spilt on them.

Aug 11, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hp 530 laptop = dead no lights/nothing...power supply reads 19.2 volts with meter.son spilled drink on keyboard..suggestions?


Remove battery and power. Take apart as much as possible. wash any wet/sticky parts in de-ionised water (as used for topping up batteries), allow to thoroughly dry before re-assembling and powering up. Leave at least 24 hrs to dry.

Try not to get circuit board too wet, but if it does not work then you have nothing to lose!


Liquid on keyboard can be very difficult to fix as damp gets under the membrane - even if computer works the keyboard may not but you could always use USB keyboard.
If you have any Silica Gel packets, put notebook and all parts in a plastic bag with them to absorb all moisture (but make sure no powder gets into the components).

Good luck!

Aug 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Most of my keys on my keyboard are not working a drink was spilt on it


Most likely it needs to be replaced, but there is one last thing you can do.

Since there is no "officially sanctioned" way to get all the sticky gunk out of keyboard, here is a solution I have personally found to work: wash it in the dishwasher. Make sure that you place it in the top tray upside down and tie up the cords so that they don't fall and get stuck in anything. Also be sure to turn off high heat before doing this or you will melt the parts inside. After a wash cycle (No soap!!) take it out and lean it up on its side against a wall in a warm dry place for 48 hours. Do not use a hot dryer! You can also stick it in a box full of uncooked rice too, which will draw every drop of moisture from it. Once completely dry, plug it in and all stickiness should be gone.

Jul 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a Compaq R4000 and recently spilt coke on the keyboard, the keyboard is now malfunctioning with wrong keys appearing on screen and some not working at all. Im pretty sure I will have to bring it in...


The keyboard is fixable depending on the amount of coke spilted on it and how long it took before removing the coke but it can be fixed. It won't cost nothing much because is just taking out the keys and spraying the board itself so the coke particules be remove throughly. Im sure its least that $40-$50. Depending on the specialist you carry it to.

Get back at me!
KJ

Apr 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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