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Dropped coke on laptop Keyboard how to remove

July 19, 2010 at 11:55:56
Specs: Windows XP

My computer recently had a coke dropped on the keyboard. Can someone tell me the trick to removing the top portion of the unit. It seems to have a post in the middle that doesn't have a screw available on the bottom. I plan on cleaning or replacing the keyboard.

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#1
July 19, 2010 at 13:07:40

Usually laptops are rather tricky. Start at the toshiba site. They may have the actual steps. If not then I can only assume it is either held in with screws that are hidden by a face part that may have hidden screws under some other part.

Otherwise they sometimes snap in but I think that is unlikely. I'd bet it is held in with screws. Some of the parts are held very well by these snaps. If you pull on it wrong you risk breaking the face places or cover plates. Look and tug and pry carefully. Might have to use bright flashlight and loupe to see into cracks for clues. Most times it feels like the part will break just before it let's loose.

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#2
July 19, 2010 at 15:35:39


I was able to remove the keyboard by prying and removing the front chrome just above it and removing two screws.
thanks.

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#3
July 19, 2010 at 16:05:47

The FIRST thing you should do after a spill is disconnect the AC adapter if applicable AND the main battery, and NOT use the computer until you're SURE any liquid that might have gotten inside is cleaned up !
In your case, cleaning up only the keyboard may not be all you need to do !
As long as at least the main battery is installed, further damage can be done to the laptop even if it is not running, because the mboard is always powered in some places.

If the Toshiba web site does not have a free Maintenance or Service manual for your model, you may be able to find one on the web for free or a modest fee,


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