sticky keys from laptop getting damp in rain

Toshiba / Sattelite
June 25, 2012 at 01:41:14
Specs: Windows7 home premium, 6GB
my keyboard got damp in the rain although covered, making some keys print 2 at a time some delete every thing. i make corrections using delete, back space or spell check. The letter that deletes all is the 1 before y in the alphabet.

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June 25, 2012 at 05:28:07
Moisture will probably have damaged the circuits & contacts under the keys, so you'll have to replace the entire keyboard pad. It's a DIY job if you know what you're doing, and you can buy them online. Here for example:

They cost between £30 - £40 in UK money.

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June 25, 2012 at 06:16:19
If you think the keybaord is still damp, put the laptop in a container and bury it in uncooked rice. This will often suck the moisture out of electronics.

I don't know what type of keyboard is used on your laptop, but if it's a membrane type, they can often be disassembled and cleaned.

I'd Google for instructions on how to clean/replace the keyboard for your specific model to see how hard it is to open the laptop and get to the keyboard.

You might even try to blow it out with some compressed air before you take anything apart.

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June 25, 2012 at 07:06:24
I agree that it would be wise to try drying it out before replacing it.

Try an external keyboard to see if the circuits that control the KB are OK.

My guess is you can probably dry it out somehow.

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June 25, 2012 at 08:49:22
I have removed keys before and used a type of silicon to make them slide a bit better. the silicon was a type of automotive spray used to protect plastics. Be careful to use the least type of solvent. I spray them and then wipe them off so only a very small trace of silicon remains.

Hang up and live.

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June 25, 2012 at 09:36:41
thank you, I'll try the drying out 1st be2 doing anything else.and go from there.

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