*sigh* yep. you read that right. I spilled about a third of a beer right onto the keyboard of my ex-fiancee's new laptop; my only saving grace was that the reason I was carrying both beer and laptop was because HE was too smashed after breaking up with his girlfriend to walk straight or carry his laptop. Buuut, I still feel really bad. The only damage I haven't been able to completely fix is, so it seems, to the keyboard. I've opened the back, pulled out the dvd drive, popped out the keyboard, carefully lifted and pulled any ZIF ribbon connectors I could see, then I practically gave that keyboard a shower in 91% pure alcohol. I mean it squeaks, it's so clean.
The laptop is an HP ProBook 4535s; if anyone wants to see video from HP on how this thing comes apart/goes together: http://h20464.www2.hp.com/resultsCSR.htm?prodSeriesId=5098225&MEID=18733F2F-F09D-45E2-821A-56251DB2F0DB
So the keyboard - when the computer boots up, it sets off this series of beeps that go on for a while, basically until the POST stops, I'm assuming. After that, there seems to be one or two areas on the keyboard that just are not responding. I cleaned up as much of the mess as I could, is it possible the laptop just needs to be left opened in a drafty spot for a couple of days?