Laptop Key repeating problem after spilt tea

Toshiba Satellite a135-s4666 notebook
January 24, 2011 at 15:32:33
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently splashed a couple tablespoons of my hot tea on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. I immediately tried to dry it and shut it down. Then set in front of fan all night. Everything now works fine except for the "E" key. At first it did not type when I pressed the key, and now it won't stop! I can't use it because all it does is scroll "eeeeeeeee" in any text field. Hooking up my other keybord doesn't stop it, neither did removing the key and trying to dry it further with a Q-Tip. Help!!

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January 24, 2011 at 19:40:03
A technician who posted here said the two most common things that damage laptop components such that you need to replace major parts are dropping it, or spilling liquid on it then using the laptop after that without having made sure there is no liquid inside of it.

The damage has probably already been done.

Whenever you spill liquid on a laptop, you are supposed to unplug the AC adapter to it and remove the main battery IMMEDIATELY, even if it's NOT running at the time !
Then you look on the web and find a maintenance manual for your model series (e.g. HP has them for HP and Compaq models) so that you can find out how to open it up without damaging it, and clean up all liquid found, and then dry it out completely. Sometimes you also need to remove the keyboard and rinse it then dry it completely - there are instructions for how to do that on the web..

Unplug the AC adapter and remove the main battery !
If you don't want to clean it up internally yourself, take it to a laptop repair place to have them do it - they do that frequently. In any case it would be a good idea to do that because they can probably tell you in a short time what needs to be replaced if something is already damaged .

The data on your hard drive is probably still okay.

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