Laptop Keyboard: Keys Dont Work

Acer Travelmate 360
April 4, 2007 at 22:06:34
Specs: XP, 256
I have an Acer Travelmate 360 Series, and i spilt some black tea on (if it makes any difference) and it seemed it was just on the surface, but i still shut it down quickly and wiped it dry, i took off the keys in the effected area and it wasnt wet, so i thought it would be fine, i still let it dry over night.
Next morning computer is working fine, nothing shorted etc, but some keys dont register. I spilt it around 'j,k,l,n,m,i,o' and the :,;'" area. The keys around that area arent working, a few are, but then the letter t and number 1 and 3 dont work, right across the other side.
Again nothing got through to the computer, but i disconnected the keyboard, and nothing seemed wet.

Is there a way to fix this, or do i need to replace the keyboard? The rest work fine, but those particular keys dont.

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April 4, 2007 at 22:29:10
When you popped of the keys you may have damaged the contacts underneath. You might try to uninstall the keyboard in device manager then let windows reinstall it on reboot to see if they reactivate. If not you might have to use a standard keyboard until you get it repaired or replaced.

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April 5, 2007 at 01:16:37
Hi, thanks for your suggestion, but i only popped off the keys surronding the spill, so i am still confused. However i cannot determine which keyboard is the internal one in device manager.

Any more ideas?


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April 5, 2007 at 05:22:40
You may have shorted out some of the connectors. In which case, you'd need to replace the keyboard. Try cleaning it first.

Search Google for how to clean a laptop keyboard.

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