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Acer V3 Laptop Keyboard not working properly after small water spill? Help!!


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#1 mrduckbear

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

Hi, I got a problem with my acer V3-772G Laptop.
 
Yesterday, A bit of water was spilled onto the keyboard area and i didn't think it was a big deal and tried to clean it off. but then i noticed that when i pressed some keys, it would type 2 letters at once. like if i typed b it would type bv.
 
i did something stupid and turned it off and used a damp towel to clean the keyboard..
 
when i turned it back on, now it seems to be stuck on the "/" key...so everytime i open a browser it would just be stuck on that key and i can't do anything else..i can't even press control/alt/delete to shut off the computer and have to force turn it off. 
 
is the keyboard dead? should i leave it out for a couple of days to see if it'll work again? the laptop itself is fine..i mean the laptop turns on..it's just stuck on that one key and can't use the keyboard. 


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

Let it dry for a couple of days.  There is nothing wrong with wiping down a keyboard with a damp towel.  The problem is from the spill which was enough to make its way under the keys and to the contacts.

 

Put the thing in as warm a spot as you can think of that's not "inside the car on a summer's day" hot (or even that hot, but if so, for no more than an hour) and let it sit a day or two.

 

In all probability everything will be back to normal.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:07 PM

Let it dry for a couple of days.  There is nothing wrong with wiping down a keyboard with a damp towel.  The problem is from the spill which was enough to make its way under the keys and to the contacts.

 

Put the thing in as warm a spot as you can think of that's not "inside the car on a summer's day" hot (or even that hot, but if so, for no more than an hour) and let it sit a day or two.

 

In all probability everything will be back to normal.

 

thanks, i'll give it a couple of days to dry off...hopefully nothing is damaged and it will be back to normal :( people said that you should take it apart to let it dry but i don't know how to do that so i was just gonna let it sit there...i hope that's okay too. it's just that, before i used the damp towel, all the problems was the keys typing double letters..and i think the damp towel made it worse by spreading the water down below possibly...it wasn't a whole lot of water either so i was surprised this happened..


Edited by mrduckbear, 30 April 2018 - 09:35 PM.





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