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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

Hi, guys.

Haven't been here for a while. Since you all fixed me up on my upgrade everything has been fine. But a friend at work spilled some soda on her laptop and the keys got sticky. Some keys don't work but the laptop seems to power up and would be functional if not for the fact that two of the non-functioning keys are part of her log-on password. She asked me to look at it but before I do I wanted to ask if any of you have dealt with this problem before(seems like it would be a common one) and what tactics you've tried to clean the keyboard. I don't do much with laptops and I'm not sure how much protection is built in between the keys and the laptop itself. Any special cleaning techniques, cleaners or tools? I have another keyboard she can plug in via USB but it would be nice to get this one cleaned up.

I've heard stories of people throwing keyboards from desktops into the dishwasher, etc. but that obviously won't work with a laptop! If anyone has a good "been there, done that" story or some hands on repair experience they could share I'd appreciate it.

I don't have the laptop's specs if they are necessary but I can surely get them.



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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

Hi Don and welcome to Bleeping Computer!

Your friends problem can be fixed very easily and I can provide you with some decent laptop support for removing the keyboard key pad from the laptop for a safe and thorough cleaning, if you could get the make and model number of the laptop for me, I'll be more than happy to provide that for you.

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