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Water spill on laptop dell c640

I have actually ripped in open. dried the parts and coupled it back. the problem now is that some keys on the keyboard do not respond, while some on being pressed adds another letter with it. example if i depress letter G, i get 'gr'

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I'm sorry to say this, but the water has killed your keyboard, and you will need to replace it. There's no way of fixing it, other than replacement.

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