Keyboard liquid spill

Clarion Clarion cmd4a
September 28, 2011 at 06:16:42
Specs: Windows 7, 8GB
Hi,

I managed to spill a minor amount of orange juice on my keyboard, and I just wiped it of with some paper, but the next day the keys got all sticky. So I (yes, I regret it now) tried to clean it with some spray-on-soap-ish. Anyways, the computer still works fine, but the keyboard is all messed up. It doesn't respond to any of the buttons I press, but it "presses" random buttons all the time by itself and basically lives it's own life.

Is there anything I can do about this? No need to point out my stupidity, thanks in advanced :)


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#1
September 28, 2011 at 06:18:20
Buy a new keyboard & consider yourself lucky that it wasn't a laptop.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
September 28, 2011 at 06:20:58
Also, no sounds or noices that shouldn't be there.

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#3
September 28, 2011 at 06:21:33
It was a laptop...

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#4
September 28, 2011 at 06:27:15
I would have tried the rice trick but it's too late for that now. Connect a USB keyboard to it & use it like that. I don't know what else you can do.

Radio DJs are not allowed to have ANY food or drink, in the studio, for that exact reason. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment are at stake, not just one laptop.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#5
September 28, 2011 at 06:39:00
Hmm. I'll have to hand it in for service. Hopefully they can fix it. Can't carry a keyboard to school everyday, lol.

Thanks for your help :)


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#6
September 28, 2011 at 07:12:31
Replacing the keyboard on a laptop is not generally that expensive and probably worth it, if it's a decent laptop, but I recommend letting a tech do the work as some keyboards are a pain to remove on laptops.

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#7
September 28, 2011 at 07:24:30
Thanks for the reply. Do you think it's very obvious that I spilled something on it? Or should I go with the innocent approach "I don't know what could've happened?" :)

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#8
September 28, 2011 at 07:37:04
If the keys are sticking, they will know right away what happened. And when several keys quit working, any good tech will also know right away what happened.

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#9
September 28, 2011 at 07:42:14
Yeah, I suppose. Thanks for the help!

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#10
September 28, 2011 at 08:02:17
Yeah thats a better idea. But I am happy you clicked it at the last. Just look into your warranty and get it repaird as soon as possible. Good Luck :-)

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