Laptop keyboard spill- keys not working!!

November 13, 2011 at 17:23:28
Specs: Windows 7
I spilled nail polish remover (acetone) all over my laptop keyboard about 24 hrs ago. I wasn't thinking & turned it on right after the spill - the keys weren't corresponding correctly...I'd press the A key, for example, and a random letter would type on the screen.

I left my laptop upside down overnight to dry and then blow dried it for about ten minutes today, but I just turned my computer back on and the keys are still messed up.

What can I do?!?! A friend said it still may not be dried but that might not even be the problem...

Help please!


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#1
November 13, 2011 at 17:30:55
I"m sure that it's dried by now. Had it been water, burying it in rice may have worked. I think your only chance is to connect a USB keyboard to it. Acetone is some heavy duty stuff.

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#2
November 13, 2011 at 17:35:24
What about taking apart the keyboard and giving it a cleaning? Would that do anything?

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#3
November 13, 2011 at 20:27:32
There is a slim chance that it might work. My hardware experience is mostly on desktops, so the only thing I would suggest is to download the manual for that model.

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#4
November 13, 2011 at 20:56:12
Laptop keyboards are a frequent replacement item and you can easily buy a reasonably priced clone keyboard on the web.

Spilling liquiid on a laptop is one of the most frequent reasons something INSIDE the laptop gets damaged and needs to be replaced

What you are supposed to do when you spill liquid on it is unplug the AC adapter right away if it was plugged in at the time, remove the main battery, then open up the laptop and remove all liquid you find inside it.
If you don't want to do that yourself, laptop repair places do that frequently.


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#5
November 14, 2011 at 16:00:58
Okay, thanks for everything guys! I'll look into it.

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