Laptop keyboard typing multiple characters

August 19, 2010 at 11:11:24
Specs: Windows XP
I spilled carrot juice on the keyboard by mistake and I wiped off as much liquid as I can but I did not turn off the system immediately. Then I noticed that some of my keys like A when used was typing "adf" or "fda" or "daf" instead of just one letter. I switched off the power as soon as I noticed it.

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August 20, 2010 at 10:21:58
is this a desktop or a laptop? i spilled on a laptop once, and the juice leaked into the circuitry and destroyed the laptop.

it sounds like the problem is just sticky juice dried under the keys and is causing contacts for keys NEAR the key you press. i've done that before.

if this is a laptop and you're lucky, the issue will be isolated to your keyboard hardware, and no juice leaked onto the circuit boards inside. or maybe you're lucky enough to be talking about an external keyboard for your desktop PC, and the PC tower itself is isolated from the keyboard.

if this is a tower PC with an external keyboard, i'd just suggest buying a new keyboard. $20 most anywhere.

if it's a laptop, is it under warranty? that'd be easiest. if not, you might still be able to purchase a replacement keyboard from the manufacturer or eBay/craigslist.

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August 20, 2010 at 13:44:23
Although I did not really do anything the laptop keyboard is working now...I gues it was just some sticky juice as you said. Thanks a lot~!!!!!

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