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Q: Another spill story, but a bit different...

I spilled sugarfree Dr. Pepper (moron!) on my laptop and now the Control and function keys are malfunctioning (as if they are always "on" and the F10 key sometimes displays the "on" light and also seems to stick). I got it cleaned and I adjusted my filter keys settings to "no repeat rate" on my keypad, so that my control function does not work (and I also can not hold a key down to repeat keystrokes anymore), but that is fine b/c it's not a major handicap for me--cheaper than buying a whole new laptop. However, is there anything else I can do to fix this problem software wise? Would it be beneficial to me to buy a new keyboard? I appreciate any responses!! Kind thanks!

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A: Another spill story, but a bit different...

ouch on a laptop?

The only good way to clean that is to take the laptop apart...the membrane behind the plastic keys is probably nicely gummed up with a mixture of dust and dr pepper...

...I'd see about getting the keyboard on it replaced, or at the very least cleaned by a professional.

Unless you've done it many times before you don't want to take apart a laptop ... they can be a PITA to get back together...and it voids your warranty if you do it.

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Q: Spill

I had a customer spill a drink on my laptop yesterday. It seems like it still works, but some keyboard buttons don't work. Where can I take it? What can I do to replace anything that needs replacing?

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Hello, after a water spill (about 2 days ago) most of my key's aren't working. also having problems starting up my laptop. it turns on after a while, but always insists going through system recovery. I ordered a new keyboard, but I'm worried about my laptop still

please excuse the bad grammar/punctuation. I'm using an on-screen keyboard.
 

A:Water Spill

Well honestly if the laptop itself is still functioning then that is an accomplishment. With the keyboard being bad yea that is going to have to be replaced. If the computer itself constantly wants to go to system recovery, try reverting the system back to an earlier date through system restore to see if that fixes your problems. If not, you may have an issue regarding the motherboard.
 

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HiSpilled tea on laptop now won't turn on it is less month old. What do I do?

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Spills not covered by standard warranty. What model, please?

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I spilled a few drops of water on my keyboard a few weeks back. I'v waited and the keyboard still doesn't want to work. I also cannot scroll down on pages at all. It worked today for an hour until I pressed the volume button and it stopped working again. What should I do?

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To make a long story short...I spilled a cup of coffee on my dresser were my laptop sits. It went underneath and a tiny bit on the keyboard. I cleaned it off the best I could and continued using my pc. After about half an hour it just shut off, when i finally got it to reboot and try to put my password in, sometimes it logs 2-4 of the same letters even though I only press the button once. Other times it tried logging in while I'm still typing. Any suggestions on what I could do to try and fix this? ...Hairdry it, take it apart? My friend said I should clean the keyboard by disassembling the laptop but I'm not quite sure how to do that...any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

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To make a long story short...I spilled a cup of coffee on my dresser were my laptop sits. It went underneath and a tiny bit on the keyboard. I cleaned it off the best I could and continued using my pc. After about half an hour it just shut off, when i finally got it to reboot and try to put my password in, sometimes it logs 2-4 of the same letters even though I only press the button once. Other times it tried logging in while I'm still typing. Any suggestions on what I could do to try and fix this? ...Hairdry it, take it apart? My friend said I should clean the keyboard by disassembling the laptop but I'm not quite sure how to do that...any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

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Ok.. today has been one of my worst days.. (Skip this long first paragraph if u wanna just go on to my question)

This morning I spilled water on my keyboard... which went psycho, but became ok after i opened it up and blow dried and nature dried it for hours. Right about the time my keyboard got to work again, I spilled my water on my computer. My pc case has fan on top for better airflow, meaning it has a vent there.. and i happened to spill water there.
Being a dumb person I am, I just went to sleep thinking water will dry itself (computer was off at the time of water spill) instead of cleaning inside. About 4 hours later.. i woke up and turned on the computer. It booted fine.. but when Windows screen came up, I saw weird marks on the screen all over. I quickly turned off the computer and opened it up. I felt my way around and felt that... my graphic card had little bit of water on top of it. (Leadtek 7900GT). I quickly used paper towl to dry it and blow dried it with a cool air. I inserted it back in and booted computer again. Everything ran fine. Having being shocked, I constantly monitored temperatures using CPUFAN and graphic card driver... things seemed fine... until i got the BSOD saying something wrong with win32k.sys

After the BSOD, every time my comp boots, it beeps and doesnt start. I drove to Fry's immediately (which is at least 40 min away) to buy a new graphic card..but it was closed (I arrived at 9:50).

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A:Water Spill!! help me

Quick Update, I just changed RAM and computer boots. I guess it was the RAM. I just hope it doesn't crush on me with BSOD anytime soon
 

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hey!!
I recently spilled a little water on the back of my laptop (Acer aspire 5755) absent-mindedly......
I removed the battery immediately and kept it upside-down for 2 days and it worked.
does the water-spill actually affect the performance of laptop???
thanks
 

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Hi,
I spilled something on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 5160). At first it would only turn on for half a second now the computer turns on (green lights on and fan is on), but there is no display and no sound (such as a beep or the windows chime).

Help
 

A:Spill on laptop

Take it to a repair shop and let them give you a price estimate. The diagnosis work will probably be sth like $100-$200

Assuming that miracles don't happen.. At minimum you will need to have the motherboard replaced. In additon, keyboard, power supply, hard drive, battery, pretty much anything that could have been shorted out or corroded. You are probably looking at a repair cost of $500-$1000
 

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A friend gave me her HP Pavilion dv6-6c35dx Entertainment PC after she happened to spill a small amount of coffee on the keyboard. I'm not sure what steps she took but it will not display anything on the screen now.

Since it was only 6 months old she sent it to HP and they notified her that liquid spills were not covered so she asked them to return it.

When you power up, the lights come on the keypad, the power light is showing, the hard drive light is lit and you can hear it loading windows (at least I think). I've taken everything out, and put back together but there is still nothing displaying on the screen.

My question is how do I know if it's a keyboard issue, video card issue, motherboard issue, combination or more?
 

A:Another coffee spill.......what next?

When you spill something in a computer a lot of damage can be caused.Even a small amount of liquid can damage the motherboard.I think it should be taken somewhere to see what was damaged and how bad and if its even worth fixing.
 

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Spilled some water on my keyboard. After cleanup, everything's working except one key (the left Alt key, if that matters). I'm sure there must be instructions or a video somewhere on how to fix a dead key but I haven't been able to find them. Any pointers?

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I'm kind of embarressed to ask this, but yesterday I spilled some chocolatesauce on my touchpad. Panicing, I held it upside down a bit while wipeing it off and used a toothpick to get the residu from between the buttons at the bottom of the touchpad. it wasn't that bad of a spill and it was only the right key, but since then nothing really happened, except that my right key doesn't 'click' as good anymore. but since it's this like a day and nothing happened, should I still worry that it might somehow affect my computer? I'm asking because I'm a bit paranoid so any news that would calm me down is appreciated
 

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I had a liquid  spill on my spectre   it no longer works    can I send in for repair?  Or trade it in   its really love the computer  It is probably  the board would it be possible  to repair  Josh

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Yesterday I spilled about a cup of coffee with milk (no sugar) on my Pavilion DV6. The spill was directly on the keyboard. My laptop I'm guessing short circuited by itself too quickly for me to turn it off first. I'm not very good with hardware and whatnot so I'm not sure if my laptop short circuited but about two seconds after the spill the screen and all lights died so for now I'm assuming that was a short circuit.

I immediately removed the battery and tried my best to tilt my laptop in a way that would get as much of the excess liquid out as I could. After, I used a hair dryer's cold setting on the laptop for a few minutes.

I then (now I realize, stupidly) tried putting the battery back in and immediately pulled it out again upon hearing ominous soft popping noises from below the keyboard.

I left the laptop to dry with a fan overnight and took it apart this morning. I took off the back "ProtectSmart" cover, the keyboard, and the CD drive to clean under them with rubbing alcohol as best as I could.

After leaving it to dry for a few minute I tried putting the battery back in. This time I heard no noises and am unsure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...when I plug in the charger the battery light flickers for a half second then dies out and after I pull the charger out the light comes back on for about two seconds then dies out. My laptop did not boot up so I tried the holding the power button down with the battery out tri... Read more

A:Coffee spill on laptop...

Likely not. If it's a newer model, you can try taking/sending it in for service.

Otherwise, I'd pull the HDD (to save your data), and buy a replacement.
 

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I own an Asus eee PC 1000HA netbook. I spilled crystal light on my keyboard (it's a sugar-free lemonade flavored drink). I took out the battery, blotted it with a paper towel, and used a blow dryer (set on cool) to try to blow out the moisture. Then, I partially dismantled it and took out the hard drive. After about 15- 20 minutes, I put the netbook back together and turned it on. It successfully booted, but I found that the mouse pad did not work. I then left it idle, and when the computer went to sleep (which it usually does when I leave it idle), I was unable to turn it back on. So I dismantled it again. After about an hour, i reassembled the computer and was able to boot it up again. However, I found that the mouse pad still did not work, and my keyboard did not work either. Right now - I've taken out the hard drive again and have not turned it on since. Is my keyboard fried or is there a chance it will regain function if left to dry for a day - week? Or is there anything I can do right now to give my laptop a better chance?
 

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It's possible that you keyboard and mouse pad were damaged from the fluids.
(even plain water can damage the electrical components within a computer)

Let it dry for a day and if the problem persists, the keyboard and mouse may be fried, unfortunately.

Always remember, never have fluids in close proximity of your computer! I'm guilty of this from time to time and I have to catch myself...it happens.
 

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Earlier this morning dr.pepper spilled all over my laptop. AT first it was fine ( should have turned it off immediately) but then the screen went black and eventually the power went off. Since then I have taken everything out, dried all parts, and tried to turn it back on. The power is now on but the screen is completely black. I noticed when i took the keyboard apart there was a wire coming out from the screen thats not connected to anything. Not sure if thats a problem, but im just putting it out there. Please give solutions on how to fix it! Obviously if it can go on its not completely fried
 

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Hi!I spilled juice on my desk and the juice traveled to the bottom left of my laptop where the vents are. I powered it off immediately and unplugged it. The battery was not attached to the laptop at that time. After wiping away the liquid on the case with tissue and a bit of isopropyl alcohol, I opened up the bottom and inspected to see if there was any leakage. There was no liquid found inside the laptop. To be sure, It's now drying in front of a fan. Any recommendations or advice to possibly salvage my laptop?

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Katara93 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about liquid spilled on your laptop and wanted to help. Best thing to do right now is NOT turn on the laptop.Here are some steps you should take:  You Just Spilled Water Or Coffee On Your Laptop - Here's What You Should DoGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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So here's the situation. I have the original X1 with the spill proof keyboard. I spilled water on the right side, and so I tried to angle it to where the water would flow out the bottom. I turned the computer off as soon as I could and removed the ac power cord. My X1 is not powering on. Right now it is upside down draining the water, but it does still charge.Question is, what should I do next? If it is dead, is there a way Lenovo will fix it for a reasonable price?













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A:X1 - water spill (not turning on)

Update: It's been three days and it still doesn't want to turn on. I removed the SSD to place in my old Edge 14 for now. I've taken apart the X1 and it doesn't seem to have water damage, unless I'm missing something. Maybe the power button is shot?

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I have a y70-70 touch laptop that I just purchased this past August of 2015 (not even a year old). Around midnight on Friday I accidentally spilled less than half a glass of water on the left half of my keyboard. It took a few seconds to register what happened, then I immediately hit the power button, unplugged my mouse and charger, and grabbed a large bath towel to wipe the water away. I flipped the laptop upside down to try draining any water that may have gotten inside and waited about 20-30 minutes before hitting power button to see if it worked (which I probably should NOT have done). A blue screen appeared, in which Windows gave me options about troubleshooting before the system shut itself down (not the blue screen of death but a regular Windows kind of screen). After that, I left it alone until the next day when I attempted to see if it would work yet again, only this time, the computer didn't even boot up. The only thing that turned on was the fans inside the laptop, which only stayed on until I release the power button. No lights blinking, no other normal humming or whurring a laptop would typically make, just the fans. I was confused and thought maybe it was just trying to dry itself out still so I let it sit yet another night. I tried turning it on this morning (Sunday) and it did the same thing with the fans. I've researched many different articles and based on what I've read, I've either goofed up my laptop so bad with turning it on that it won't work anymo... Read more

A:Accidental Water Spill

If you have accidental damage protection, send it in.  They will replace whatever was damaged or got wet.  Even if it dries out and works, you are likely to have problems next week or next month or whenever.  Wet electronics get corroded.

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Hi all

Hope you can help.

I spilt a fair bit of water on my laptop about a week ago. I turned it off, turned it upside down, put the battery in rice and left it for 48 hours.

When I turned it back on if came on but the keys wouldn't work. I managed to use the onscreen keyboard and it worked fine for 2 days. When I next tried to turn it on it boots up but the screen is completely black.

Is there a fix for this at all or is it fried from the liquid?

I have tried removing the battery and using just the power cord but nothing happened, still booted up and black screen.

Really grateful for any advice.
 

A:Black screen after spill

Any electrically conductive liquids in live electronic equipment allows electrical currents to travel across unintended paths, which can immediately short-circuit (KILL) any or all of the electronic components the liquid comes into contact with.
 

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure what section to put it in.
I've just recently spilled water on my laptop keyboard. It wasn't a lot and I instantly got paper towels to help clear it up after I quickly turned the power off.
I made sure to keep cleaning with the towel and pressing on the keys gently to put more water out for it to be absorbed.
It's turned on fine, and so far I've not noticed any keyboard issues.
Will my laptop be fine, or should I do something else just to make sure?
The water mostly spilled on part of the speaker, the power button, and a few of the keys. There's no water anymore and everything feels dry, and like I said it was a small amount of water.
 

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Hello everyone, i have a laptop that sucked up some water through the bottom. Not sure how much got up in there, but now there is no power. No power with just battery or just AC. Push the power button and nothing happens. I removed the Ram Hard drive and battery and let sit for a few days and still nothing. Did the motherboard just fry or possibly the CPU? Its a HP Omnibook xe4600. Thank You.
 

A:Water Spill with Laptop

not even the bios came on. nothing. flatline. to me that says, fried mobo. that thing is dead mate. if i were you, i'd get a new mobo and see if the other parts are still working. and if you can't determine that, or do it easily, then ask a professional to test the processor and the graphics chip and other parts. if they still work, you can save some money and just get a new mobo hopefully. otherwise...you're kinda screwed.

by the way...if you can, try to avoid hp. they are seriously going down in terms of quality and warranty support. gateway, lenovo, acer, and a few other brands are now the way to go.

but that's a side note...yeah...get a new motherboard first. sorry about that...not exactly a very pleasant thing to have happen to you, let alone to have someone tell you what you feared most....i wish you the best.
 

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Hello all, I unfortunately spilled coffee on my T470 and the keyboard at this point is no longer in action. Rest of computer seems to be fine. (fingers crossed). Being this is my work computer I have gone ahead and purchased a keyboard replacement opposed to trying any other cleaning methods. Here is my issue, from what I have read I need to disable the internal battery from the BIOS before pulling and replacing keyboard. I am having issues with this as my f1 key is not functioning and my external keyboard is not getting me to the BIOS when I reboot the computer. So Im not sure how to excactly disbable it. Any advise? Could I just unplug the power, pull the removable battery and let the internal battery drain?  Side note, the current keyboard is acting finicky, sticking keys etc/interfering with external keyboard. Its not aweful but its annoying. Can I pull the internal keyboard before I get the replacement and just use the external one? Thanks for the help in advanced.   

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I spilt juice on my yoga 2 pro. I'm using it right now and I have cleaned it to the best of my extent. The keys are a bit sticky and the right USB port seems jammed and won't work. Please help.

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HI guys, i need a solution to my laptop.i ordered my laptop in November which makes it not up to 3months with me. The issue here is that i accidentally spilled liquid on the laptop keyboard and i immediately turned the upside down so that the liquid could come off but I noticed that it had already spread to the screen. i don't know what to do  as the shift key is becoming sticky but the laptop still works fine with no issues except for the sticky keyboard and the liquid mark on the screen.  Any solution provided would be helpful

A:Liquid Spill on Laptop

For the long term, It will need to be cleaned. A liquid, especially one containing sugar can be quite lethal to a notebook or desktop PC. I highly recommend that you do not use the notebook until it is repaired. Contact HP for warranty service. http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty/

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All of a sudden, I'm no longer able to use any kind of sites with Java, regardless of whether I'm using IE or Firefox. I always get the error "Applet (whatever) notinit" and then "Loading Java Applet Failed..."

This is a sudden problem, never had this problem before. I've uninstalled/reinstalled Java twice, to no avail. Java's website says that I have Java installed fine, and that if I want to install it, I need to uninstall Java and then reinstall it.

I have Java logs from it happens, if they're of any help.
 

A:Solved: Java took a spill!

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Hi all.. embarassing moment but I spilled coffee all over the keyboard/trackpad of my x250 this morning. I tried drying out the liquid and it seems to function fine except for the trackpad. The trackpad still scrolls but the buttons, both top and lower, don't function. All five mouse buttons (three upper, two lower) act as the middle mouse button. I tried reinstalling the Synaptics drivers but it didn't solve anything unfortunately. Unfortunately I am out of warranty, so any DIY suggestions would be very appreciated. Thank you!

A:X250 Trackpad Not Working After Spill

The Hardware Maintenance Manual will show you what is involved in repairing your laptop. So far as I can tell, the trackpad buttons are part of the keyboard bezel, which will involve all the disassembly shown in the keyboard replacement procedure, plus transferring any other parts mounted to the keyboard bezel which are not part of the new bezel assembly (if any). Other than leaving the lid / display panel assembly as one piece, you've pretty much got to take everything apart. Whilst the computer is apart, I would replace the keyboard for the relatively small additional parts cost. Most of the investment here will be in paying for engineer time (or in summoning up courage for a DIY repair).

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Scareware spreaders have started to use Skype to spread their cash-sapping crud.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/06/scareware_skype/

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Hello there, This is my first time posting. Basically, I spilled some water on my laptop keyboard 2 days ago, I wiped off the water and left it overnight. Then when I turned it on the keyboard is completely dead. The laptop itself turns on fine, the screen as well as the touchpad work fine, but the keyboard is not repsonsive at all. I am typing this question on the laptop now using a temporary external usb keyboard. Ive checked all the drivers and they do not indicate any problem. I think I may have to purchase a new one.  Model Number: HP 15-d051sa.Windows 10 64-bit. Kind regards,Farooq93

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Hi, A small amount of water was spilt over the keyboard. It was promptly soaked up and computer worked fine for two hours. Some of the keys are no longer working (space, b, n and arrows). The computer is working fine and external keyboard is fine.Any ideas of how to get them working again? They have been removed and all looks dry. Thanks

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My 1.5 years old sun spill half of a glass, with Coca Cola inside on ThinkPad Yoga keyboard.I did turn it upside down, went to BIOS and disconnect battery power. Yoga was functional whole time and did not have any problems with liquid in keyboard. I did pull bottom bezel and disconnect battery and left yoga upside down in rice until morning.I was terrified and angry on myself why I did not stick to T series with water drain keyboard.In morning I powered it up, and everything was OK, except sticky keyboard keys (Why I?m drinking Cola, water is so much better and healthierJ)I was thinking to disassembly whole thing and clean keyboard, but this is not a simple job according to hardware maintenance manual. Then I tried to clean keyboard with compressed air, and it helped, but not at once. I spent 3 packs of air to get back key press feel like it was before spill (Few nights spray it and left it upside down).Finally advice:If you have ThinkPad Yoga and work at home with little kids around, have prepared compressed air bottle. If I was clever enough to clean keyboard before Cola dried I think I would be fairly better and easier to clean keyboard.God job Lenovo for water resistant ThinkPad Yoga keyboard!Now fix OneLink dock port flapping issue JRegards!

A:Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

Hi,
 
That was indeed some useful information. Hopefully, our forum users will find it helpful.
 
And I would like to appreciate the feedback on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, specifically the keyboard. Hope you are having a great time with the product.
 
Please feel free to post back in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any query.
 
Cheers!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi community! Yesterday, I accidentally spilled coffee (no sugar and only a little bit of milk) in my ThinkPad T430.it was plugged in the charger, and as soon as I spilled coffee the computer shut down (the coffee reached the bottom of the screen)I took off the battery and the keyboard, cleaned a bit and now the computer is drying.when I opened there was coffee around but apparently it didn't reach the mother board. I am almost sure it won't turn on again due to the fact it instantly shut down when the coffee touched the keyboard.However, I Hope you can give me more positive views on my computer's situation? Is there any chance to save it?  ThanksNymsai 

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daaaaamn i spilled some drink on my asus laptop
screen is dim and even a replacement screen is dim
what could cause this? motherboard fault?
 

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Can I get a tool that plugs into a USB port for sound?

A:Liquid spill on laptop now sound is gone

Hi, There are many USB-Sound adapters around, such as:      https://www.startech.com/au/Cards-Adapters/Sound/USB-Audio/USB-to-Audio-Converter-External-SPDIF-Sou...     http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-3D-AUDIO-SOUND-CARD-EXTERNAL-ADAPTER-VIRTUAL-5-1-CH-MIC-Headph... Regards.

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Good Day, I need assisstanc with fixing my keyboard. I accidently spilled sugary coffee on the keyboard, thereafter a drained all the liquid out of the keyboard and computer. the computer is now working but the keyboard is not working as the keys are sticky.  How do i remove the sugary substatance from the keys without damaging the keyboard. Thank you.

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Scareware spreaders have started to use Skype to spread their cash-sapping crud.
The VoIP channel has joined malicious manipulated search results, malicious online advertisements, Facebook messages and iFrame contaminated sites as a means to spread rogue "anti-virus" software scans.


Sean-Paul Correll, a security researcher a Panda Security, explains that under its latest guise, scareware scams appear as spam messages sent to personal Skype accounts.



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Unfortunately, I spilled some coffee on the keyboard, the space bar and letters a,z dont work.I took the keys out and cleaned them but still dont work. I would like to know how can I open the keyboard and clean it from inside? And since the keyboard itself does not have screws I am worry to break it.Could you help with this please.

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My grandson spilled a glass of milk on the keyboard of his laptop. I had him turn it upside down and remove the battery. He left it sitting this way for a couple weeks. That was about a month ago and so far, it seems to be working fine. I'm wondering if there is anything I should do to try to clean out any dried milk?

Thanks for any advice.

Peg
 

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Well,as I have decided not to kill myself, yet, here is what happened. I accidentally spilled hot chocolate milk on my laptop keyboard. Toshiba satellite A505 S6981

I didn't know at that time, one week ago,that I had to take the battery out..I just took the ac power off...instead I did it like 4 hours after, in the meantime I put the laptop on a side in order to let the most quantity of liquid outside the laptop.

Then I dissasembled and clean it with isopropilic alcohol, and let it dry open for several hours. After that I reassembled, it boots but sometimes said :battery disconected, a few minutes after, battery showed 100 percent full, and then battery disconected again.
So I turn it down, and try to boot...and never went on again. It shows two system icon lights (outside) the power light and the battery light, both on and white. But it wont boot.

When I disassembled it I looked for the cmos battery and I realized it is one of those soldered ones.....urggg

What I wanted to do was to change the cmos and see if it by doing that the pc boot again. I don't know. I am lost, and have no money to take it to a repair center.

What would you do? Should I consider it dead or do I have some hope?.......thanks
 

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I accidentally spilled water on my laptop with Windows 7. Is it salvageable?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop - water spill

Turn it upside down, take out the battery, disconnect any peripherals and/or cables, and open it up.

Leave it this way for 48 hours.

After the 48 hours, plug in the charger cable and try to boot the machine up.
 

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Hey,

So I was using a usb keyboard and my cat spilled water on it while I was away. This seemed to render the the keyboard useless. It also caused the computer to start to react strangely to mouse inputs, though I am positive no water seeped into the case. When I tried to shut down the computer, it hanged for a good two hours at the part when all the icons and toolbar had disappeared from the screen and only the background was displayed. I then hard shut down the computer and when I restarted it, I was prompted if I would like to restore some sort of default bios on the motherboard. I unwittingly chose to do so. Now it seems I cannot boot into any of my primary drives, only slave drives that I have included from my old computer. When I do boot into this drive, my graphics processor is not used (looks like windows safe mode). Whenever I do try to boot into one of the other drives, I get the mobo splash screen and then the computer hangs halfway through the "starting windows" animation and then goes black and restarts. When I try to do a start-up repair, it says it fails for an unknown error and when I do a system restore, it fails because it cant replace a file in google chrome, or something (it was open when the incident happened).

What I suspect is happening is the default settings caused the mother board to start "talking" to my hard drive from my old computer and not my new one, but I have no idea how to get it to "talk" to my ne... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 39.2

Hi,

I have a problem. I spilled wine all over my roommates Toshiba keyboard. Its an A100 and since I broke it, I bought it and she got a Dell. Now, I own this damaged laptop and I am finding the only problem with it is the keyboard doesn't work. I can surf the net, download anything I want, make music on fruity loops, listen to mp3's and even watch dvds. The only thing I can't do is type using the keyboard.

Does anyone know if there is a way to take the keyboard off and clean out the (now probably dried up) wine under it?

Or is there a certain model of keyboard I can buy to plug into the laptop through one of its usb ports or something?

I am fairly knowledgeable on regular computers, but I know nothing about laptops....help!!
 

A:Toshiba A100 Keyboard Spill

You can have a shop replace the keyboard in it, or you can buy a new one from the manufacturer and have a brand new laptop!

other than that I suppose you can buy a USB keyboard, but Im the kinda person who would replace that one with an origional and keep the mobility of the laptop alive!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 39.2

Greetings, I had a coke spill on my P50 that started from the row above the spacebar downwards to the trackpad. I tried my best to dry everything on the surface after removing the battery. After waiting a while, I started the laptop and keyboard worked fine but after a day passed, some buttons stopped working, buttons that weren't covered by the spill so I guess the spill damaged the connector. I opened up the laptop (a week later), removed the keyboard, sprayed some alcohol on it and cleaned any residue that I was able to see.  Didn't work out, the same buttons were not functioning. Any other ideas to do on the keyboard before I replace it? I doubt such keyboards can be fixed, and probably the only solution is to replace it.

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Hi! I spilled a half glass of wine on my HP G60 keyboard last week. I shut the laptop off and removed the keyboard and I cleaned off as much of the sticky stuff as I could. I did not see a lot of white marks on the circuit boards. I cleaned the keyboard in water and dried it overnight and tried it but no good. I replaced the keyboard and now some keys work while others do not. When I press the a key, I get az1, when I press the s key, I get sx2. Two questions:
1) Would trying a USB keyboard indicate whether the probem is confined to the keyboard and cable and not the motherboard? If it works, keyboard problem only?
2) If the test is no good, can I simply remove as many components as possible (CD, Keyboard, Hard disk, memory, wireless card, display, etc.) and can then soak the computer in warm, distilled water for a while to see if that works.
Regards, Joe
 

A:Wine spill, HP G60-519wm keyboard

Sounds like you still have some residue of the wine causing an electrcical fault in the keyboard. I am fairly confident that if you connect an external keyboard it will work fine, but please do this to prove it.

If you want to try and flush out the wine from the existing keyboard remove the board form the PC and then there is no possibility of harming anything else. Whatever you do to try and clean it just make sure you leave it for a long time to dry out in a warm place. Your safest bet would be to get a new keyboard.
 

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Brand new XPS 13 here.  Any suggestions on cleaning the keys? I spilled my Pepsi the other day, and only a couple drops got on the computer.  I thought I didn't get any on the keyboard, but I was obviously wrong as I have a few keys that are physically sticking which makes typing awkward given the limited travel these keys already have.  I'd rather not take these keys off as they look pretty complicated.
Any other klutzes out there that have experience with this?

A:Sticky keys after soda spill - XPS 13

If you haven't removed the keyboard to check underneath, that should be done ASAP -- and the only real fix is to replace the keyboard.

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