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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:18 PM
Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:14 PM
Temporarily, until you get the problem resolved, you could try hooking up an external USB powered keyboard. That should get you up & running again until further help arrives.
I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!
Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:48 PM
I would go and double check the connection to the motherboard. These cables are very finicky and can often lead to frustration. Also if the tomato soup penetrated further it may have caused a short in the motherboard. When you take the keyboard out again, look really closely at what's beneath it. Look for any black spots or left of soup.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:18 PM
Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:49 PM
Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:55 PM
Pull up the start menu, then right click on computer, click manage. Then go to the device manager. Look for yellow "?". If there is any for the keyboard that could be a problem. However, that is unlikely. With it working then not it sounds very intermittent and that would seem to be more likely a motherboard problem caused by the water damage. Does it work if you plug a usb keyboard into it?
Posted 16 July 2015 - 11:53 PM
You shouldn't run it at all. The keyboard and motherboard is shorting out in there and you risk blowing something else out. The keyboard is a gonner. Basically they are made up of multi layered plastic sheets and rubber membranes in there. Running power through it with liquid in there you are causing shorts and electrolysis. The silver contact circuitry in there will quickly corrode. Take it to a shop. Unless you're savy enough to do it yourself. You need to buy a new keyboard. The rest of the computer needs to be stripped down to just motherboard cpu/gpu heatsinks everything removed if possible and inspect it. Sometimes if it's really bad you have to wash the motherboard with soap and distilled water. Then let it dry a bit and then give it a isopropyl alcohol bath. Let it Air dry again.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:13 AM
Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:20 AM
It is possible that the slot is actually your problem. It could have been damaged during the spill and now working intermittently. Also once in a while you can be sent a bad keyboard too. You could see about returning it and getting another.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:28 AM
It could be components on the motherboard itself are now starting to fail caused by direct shorts like that. Since they are tiny components it could be anything. Worse case scenario motherboard replacement. It could be something simple still the strap not hooked up to the keyboard all the way.
Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:16 PM
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