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

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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.

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If you think it may have been caused by a spilled drink or some similar occurance (as happens to me more often than I'd like), I have a way to fix it for you. This works on sticky keys caused by other reasons, its just the drink thing that led me to this solution.

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  • While its cooling, go get a can of 'canned air'. They sell it at Radio Shack or other electronics stores for blowing dust out and off of circuit boards and such.
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  • What this has done is make whatever is causing the key to stick, freeze and become brittle enough to actually chip off. The air blows it away from the keyboard.
  • Plug it in and try it while its still cold.
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  • If it works, then stops when it warms up, you're on the right track. There is just some more crud left in there. Repeat the freeze/blast thing.
I know it sounds weird, but it works for me. It will for for you.

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Get back at me!
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