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The keys do not work. My 2 year old spilled coffee on my laptop. Some keys worked but most on the left side keys didn't. I tried to clean the keys with a cotton swab and alcohol. Now none of the letter and number keys work. The function keys work.

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Best solution now is to find a replacement keyboard. They are very easy to replace. Also, could use an external keyboard. Not ideal but it works.

As for cleaning, if the coffee had sugar and cream there is not much you can do.

There is one option I hesitate to suggest. Take the keyboard off, run it under warm water and let it dry for a few days before putting it back. May or may not work.

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