Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:23 PM
Alright, earlier this morning while drinking my coffee I bumped it with my hand and poured it on my laptop's keyboard. I had a cloth nearby so I dried it off quickly, and I thought it was fine 'cause everything seemed to be working. About 15 minutes after that my laptop began to sort of bleep at me, then shut its screen off. I turned it off with the power button, waited for a bit, then turned it back on. It began to slowly load up, but then the screen turned blue and it began running memory tests. I was alarmed but decided to wait for it to finish testing, unfortunately it was about 3AM and every 3 minutes it would bleep loudly and wouldn't stop until I hit the Mute button, so after about 45 minutes of it running tests, I pressed Esc to cancel the tests and just keep loading. Afterwards it loaded up fine and I logged in (I have Windows Vista Basic).
I went on MSN and every time I tried to type, a bunch of z's would start magically appearing, and I couldn't stop them. By the time they did stop, I attempted to type with the Z key, and no Z's would appear. And it would occasionally make more Z's appear. I've looked at the key and it doesn't LOOK stuck down but there might be something going on under there. And now my keyboard has short intervals where it doesn't type at all! I'd take the keyboard apart if it was for a normal computer, but I haven't a clue about laptops (it's a DELL by the way). I've also tried looking for screws that might take the keyboard out, but no such thing seems to exist on this thing.