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Q: Coffee spill on laptop...

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 trick but it still does not show any signs of life other than that strange battery light flicker.

Again, since I'm pretty inexperienced with hardware I can't tell if any parts are burnt out or severely short circuited but when I took it apart nothing seemed obviously damaged. Other than dried remnants I cleaned off with alcohol I didn't see too much coffee either.

Is my laptop salvageable? If so, what should my next move be?

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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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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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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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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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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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About 48 hours ago, I spilled coffee (w/ cream and sugar) on my keyboard while the power was on. I immediately turned off the laptop, wiped it dow with napkins, and turned to laptop upside down to enable draining. This model laptop has an internal battery for those unfamiliar, so I unfortunately could not remove that.  I left the laptop in a position for where air could flow through it (aided be a fan), and left it in such a way for ~40 hours.  This morning, I finally gained access to laptop tools, so that I could disassemble the the laptop and clean what I could with 91% isopropyl alcohol (not the ideal 99% I see recommended, but I don't think this is a major issue). There was residue visible on the metal beneath the keyboard, as well as a small amount on the battery. All of which was cleaned off with cotton ear swabs dipped in a bit of that rubbing alcohol. I reassembled the laptop, gave it a couple hours to let the small amount of rubbing alcohol to dry off, and tried booting up. Fans spin loudly for ~30 seconds, screen remains blank, no beeps or whatever emit from the laptop, and the power light remains on w/out blinking. The fans and laptop itself turned off after that 30 second period. I then tried hitting the "Novo Button" or "One Key Rescue", and this resulted in a blue menu popping up allowing me to start laptop in one of 4 modes. I tried clicking up or down to scroll through options, however those keys didn't work. Clicked "Enter" ... Read more

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HELP!! My daughter just spilled coffee on her laptop and it doesn't work. What can she do? How can she retrieve her files? She's frantic as she was working on a paper due tomorrow. It's a Dell 500m, if this helps.
 

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One of the users at my school discovered on Friday that her laptop had been sitting in a small puddle of coffee for most of the day. The memory slots are on the bottom of the machine (Compaq Presario 1625 laptop).

When I opened the bay, the RAM was wet with coffee and I could see that coffee had gotten through the plastic coat onto the MotherBoard. I took the RAM out and let the machine sit open (to dry out) for the weekend. Is there any hope that I can revive this machine without buying new parts?

I tried to power it up yesterday (after one day of drying) with no luck. I hear a click from the speakers when I plug in the power cord, but the LCD for the power doesn't show any activity, nor will the machine even pretend to power on.
Thanks!
 

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Do the new HP Envy 17 inch laptop intel core i7 with 4 GB graphics 1080P have a membrane beneath the keyboard to privent spills from entering the laptop itself.   Any help here would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

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Actually the maltese dog wanted affection, jumped up on desk knocking a fresh cup of delicious coffee (no sugar, no creamer, just black coffee) over into the laptop.
Laptop Inspiron 17-5000.
The laptop boots fine but the keyboard and mouse seem lazy.   BUT, when it comes up to the login screen, I hit the first letter of the password and the first letter goes repeatedly across the box for the password.  
Example: b turns into bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb...
The unit was thoroughly dried out.    Should I take it apart, I do know how, and clean it with alcohol?   Or does expert experience show that it is a lost cause?   I have recovered the data on the hard drive.  No problem there.
Or should I re-install the O/S?  Which I should try before trashing.
Thanks,  Darryl

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I would remove the keyboard, and rinse it with  under fresh water.
I would then "shake" the water out ( take it outside and swing it around.
Blowdry with cool air and let it sit for a couple of days.
If that doesn't work you can buy new keyboards on eBay for about $10 and a used touchpad for about $7.
good luck.

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Actually the maltese dog wanted affection, jumped up on desk knocking a fresh cup of delicious coffee (no sugar, no creamer, just black coffee) over into the laptop.
Laptop Inspiron 17-5000.
The laptop boots fine but the keyboard and mouse seem lazy.   BUT, when it comes up to the login screen, I hit the first letter of the password and the first letter goes repeatedly across the box for the password.  
Example: b turns into bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb...
The unit was thoroughly dried out.    Should I take it apart, I do know how, and clean it with alcohol?   Or does expert experience show that it is a lost cause?   I have recovered the data on the hard drive.  No problem there.
Or should I re-install the O/S?  Which I should try before trashing.
Thanks,  Darryl

A:Dell Laptop Drinks Coffee

I would remove the keyboard, and rinse it with  under fresh water.
I would then "shake" the water out ( take it outside and swing it around.
Blowdry with cool air and let it sit for a couple of days.
If that doesn't work you can buy new keyboards on eBay for about $10 and a used touchpad for about $7.
good luck.

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HiI spilled my coffee on my keyboard. I made all the appropriate steps and i would like to know if it can be fixed by warranty.. I bought it only a month ago.

A:Spilled my coffee on my laptop's keyboard

Broom97 wrote:HiI spilled my coffee on my keyboard. I made all the appropriate steps and i would like to know if it can be fixed by warranty.. I bought it only a month ago.Hi, Your option is either send it to a local tech shop or send it to HP. Problem is water spillage including coffee is not covered by hardware warranty. IF you decided to send it for repair to HP, MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM IT IS A COFFEE SPILLAGE so it will be tagged properly. My friend back then sent his computer for repair because of coffee spillage. After a couple of days HP repair sent it back to him with a tag stating that the package is contagious. He then found out that HP repair center thought it was a urine spillage and sent it back (For hazardouz precautions not knowing that it is indeed a coffee spillage) Note: Coffee spill could smell like a urine in the long period of time.




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I saw that there's a similar post about water below, but since this is coffee (awful, awful coffee), I thought it would bear asking again.

I got a call from my girlfriend today -- she spilled coffee on the keyboard of an Acer Aspire 1300. It worked for a couple of minutes as she started to clean up the mess, but when she picked up the laptop, it turned off. Hopefully it's because she tripped the power cord and it didn't just short out.

Not knowing to power-down, she tried to power on the laptop. The indicator lights all came on and there was a whirring noise (either the fan or the hard drive, not sure), but no start up. That's when she called me and I told her to unplug everything.

So, she unplugged everything, cleaned up what she could find on the keyboard, took the battery out (no liquid in there) and used a hair dryer to try and get rid of some of the moisture. The CD drive was open a bit, so there's a chance something got in there.

No repair shops in town are open (it being a Sunday, and tomorrow being a holiday). I'm looking for advice to give them: is there anything else that can be done for now? The Acer laptops don't have easily removable keyboards (so no cleaning under there), but the keyboard looks pretty well-fit (meaning that maybe the coffee didn't get down there).

I suggested they leave it until tomorrow afternoon, and try powering it up again then. Is there anything else that can be done in the meantime? Should th... Read more

A:Not water, but *coffee* on Acer laptop

well if you are good with computers i would say take the laptop apart and check to see if there is coffee in there. but if your sure i would wait some time for it to dry and then try and turn it on. sounds like there maybe be an issue with something. good luck.
 

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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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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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Alright, first things first:- It's a G40-80, model 80JE- Windows 10 Home Single Language 1803- Intel i5-5200u- Qualcomm AR956x Wireless Adapter So, here we go: I spilled coffee all over my laptop. I was using it and having some coffee (no sugar, no sweetener, nothing at all, just coffee) and the glass fell on my keyboard. I turned it off, put it over another chair and left it there with no battery for 2 or 3 hours. Enough time to make it stop leaking coffee (and to leave a mark on that poor chair). Back at home, I unmounted it: keyboard, cooler, and top cover all apart, only the body (with motherboard and screen left untouched. Chips removed (wireless adapter, SSD and Ram memories). All clean up, left all pieces inside my car during the following day to dry what was left and I coudn't clean myself. Back at the office, all things put together again, the computer turned on (yay!), but after a minute or two, the screen went crazy, so I unmounted it again to find that the thermal past was long gone. Bought a new one, applied and finally the computer got up and started running. Except for... Yeah, here came the tragedy, I checked the Event Log and it's all crazy there. In a short way: processor speed is limited (error 37), I can't connect to any wireless internet conection (both WiFi and Bluetooth return errors, I'm using now a USB Thetering) and others things that I really dislike. But at least computer is on (Yay!) and I'm using it right now (Yay!) But I... Read more

A:Spilled coffee on my laptop, and it's back to life but...

Coffee is really bad - both acidic and conductive.  You can try to take it apart and clean with pure alcohol, but I doubt you will be successful.

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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

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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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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?

A:Liquid spill under laptop

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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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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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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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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Windows 7 ultimate
F12 key ran diagnostoics says no HDD and key board does not work.
Any hope beyond a fancy doorstop?
TIA
 

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So I spilled coffee on my laptop, over the keyboard. I turned it off immediately, took out the power, but stupidly left the battery in. I wiped it dry, left it a couple of hours, then tried turning it on. It started for a second then turned off again. Yes I now realise what a idiot I am for doing this.

So I opened it up, cleared out all the excess coffee. I had only spilled the coffee on the left hand side of the keyboard, and directly underneath this area is the the fan which didn't seem to have any residue on it, and the power board assembly. The motherboard was on the otherside of the laptop and free from harm.

So having cleaned it out as much as possible and let it dry out for days, I try turning it on and it won't even start up. I'm thinking that I may have messed up by turning it on after only a few hours, and with pic related being directly underneath and probably covered in coffee, it short circuited and ruined it.

My question is does this mean the entire motherboard and electrical components of the laptop are defective? Bearing in mind no coffee was spilled on the motherboard. Or might it mean only this particular component, the power board/switch assembly which connects the power button to the motherboard, is broken? Will replacing this part alone be enough to salvage my laptop?
 

A:Spilled coffee on laptop, question about replacement parts

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. As you say - easy to do but a rather expensive cup of coffee
3. Such a problem is I am sorry to say impossible to solve - in an online situation - the only advise that I can offer is
If you are not technically knowledgeable enough to dismantle the laptop and check circuits with a meter - not of course with power connected - then it is a lost cause until you evaluate the cost effectiveness of paying for a computer repair business to evaluate it.
Coffee - water is of course a conductor and will effectively short live to earth - anything could have gone.
SORRY but a real and effective analysis will require professional test equipment and IMHO depending on local rates - you are talking about something in the order of 30 just to tell you it is a lost cause.
Unless it is a valuable - newish laptop I would think your best is to take out the HDD and see if that is a run connected to another computer in an enclosure or docking station
 

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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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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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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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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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All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Lilly20100225 wrote:All the keys arnt working except for a, b and a few others... help! I turned the labtop to the side and wiped it down...There's not anything you can do other than replace the internal keyboard OR use an external keyboard.  Hopefully, the keyboard was the only part that was damaged by the spill. If you want me to locate the part/price for you, please post your HP Product Number (P/N) so that I can be accurate.

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HELP!! I spilled some Mike's Hard Lemonade on my HP G6 keyboard last night. I immediately turned it on it's left side (in the direction of the spilled-on keys so as not to spread the mess) and dried it off with paper towels. Now, this morning, the F, G, and Backspace keys aren't working. Nothing happens when I press them. I don't feel any "stickiness" when I press the keys and everything seems to be dry now. I've watched some YouTube videos on how to REPLACE the keyboard but I'm wondering if I should take the keyboard off as is shown in the videos and just clean it or something. I'm afraid to take it apart and ruin it (it's only 6 months old!!) or make the warranty invalid but I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have a tip for me? Thanks

A:several keys not working after liquid spill on hp g6 laptop

Hey PhancyNancy,  I'm so sorry to hear you had a spill! It's always a terrible "stomach in your throat" feeling.  You may be able to take it apart and clean it without voiding the warranty. I'll need to know your full product number to know whether the keyboard on that particular model is considered "customer replaceable" (in other words, can you remove it and put it back on even just to clean it, without voiding the warranty). You can find your product number on the bottom. It could be abbreviated 'P/N'.  Hopefully it is only your keyboard that is affected. It's tough with spills because you can always see the effects that spills have on some components in the computer and they may not fail immediately, but could fail in the future. You did the right thing though by putting it on its side. Let me know your product number and I can give you lots more information on part numbers and replacement procedures if the keyboard is "customer replaceable".   

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I spilled about half a cup of water on my laptop keyboard. Immediately unplugged, soaked up visible water with towel, propped laptop upside down to let the water drain out. At first, in my frantic state of mind, I thought I should leave the battery in to keep the fans running and blow evaporated moisture out. Read an article that said I should take out the battery, turned around, and saw that the screen had gone black. I took the battery out. I now have it propped upside-down with fans blowing on it from above and below.

I've read some articles, but they just tell me what to do right away. What I really want to know is, assuming I get it all dried out, what are the odds that the laptop will be okay? I mean, it's just water, not coffee or soda or anything.

UPDATE: Just checked the ingredients on another bottle of the same water. Purified water, calcium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate. Hopefully residual calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate will not destroy my computer over time.

A:Chances of a Laptop Recovering from Water Spill?

I think the odds are pretty good. Just let it dry naturally for a few days.

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Hi everyone, I think I'm out of luck here. Let me explain what happened in detail.

I have a laptop which model is pretty similar to the MSI GT80 Titan, except it's sold and built by CyberPower PC. And no, they aren't the problem. I was playing a game two days ago and I spilled Kool-aid over my keyboard. It mainly hit the leftmost side, so naturally I didn't really panic because I thought that the keyboard (because it's mechanical) wouldn't be able to get into the components. I kept playing after the spill but then I decided I should do something, so I wiped it off and took it apart.

I cleaned it all up, and nothing managed to get into the core components. I wait a day, boot, and the keyboard is a bit broken. I grab a blow dryer and I revive it apart from sticky keys. So, I use the straw method to fix them, but in the process I may have shorted out the red LED strip above the keyboard. No big deal, right? I guess not. Another day passes, today, and I notice the escape key is still sticky so I perform the straw method again. I dry it via blow dryer, take off the back cover, blow dry that for a while, and then proceed to unscrew the whole bottom cover to expose some of the keyboard to check for more damage. In the process I pull up near the battery, it moves up, but that's no surprise, because it sits on a metal frame that holds it up. So I inspect the keyboard, it looks fine, and I screw everything back together.

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My wife spilled half a glass of water on the laptop Toshiba 7020ct.
she cleaned it up.

after this incident the keys are typing the wrong letters for eg. if i
type H i get G and some times two or more letters for the same key.

She says she has pressed the keys vigorously during the cleaning i was
wondering if she activated some key or compressed some key which is
causing the problem.

i cleaned the keys by removing the keys but it did not help

I noticed some thing else when i switch on the computer it gives me a
message saying update EC / KBC . Where can i find this and how do i
update

I can use external keyboard and mouse with out any problem.

I am a computer illiterate please help

thanks in advance

Manohar

email address

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A:Water spill on laptop - keyboard problem

Go here and see if this will help ya out.

http://www.notebook.ee/forum.php?openID=385&dcurrent=2004-06-30+20:34:19

Good luck.
 

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Sorry if I didn't post on the right section.

So basically I spilled liquid on my laptop keyboard and now it doesn't work anymore.
I turned it upside down for a while, I blow dried it and yeah at first it worked but after like... 2 minutes it stopped working forever! Guess the liquid short circuited the keyboard.

Should I just send my laptop in to some store and get it fixed?
Or should I remove the keys (which sounds really complicate and a delicate work)
Maybe I should uninstall the keyboard driver and re install in?

For more info I'm using a COMPAQ Presario v6000

***P.S: The weirdest thing is that when I open my laptop, it makes a loud beeping noise and then I kinda freezes on the startup screen (shows COMPAQ, and tells you to press ESC for config)
So I press ESC hoping it works and yeah it does. I press ESC again and windows starts up.
-> Does it mean that only the ESC button on my keyboard work?
Thanks!
 

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i spilled a glass of wine on my dell xps. i seemed to have done all of the right steps by shutting it off, removing battery, cleaning keyboard externally but then i noticed some keys were still sticking so i took it apart, with manual carefully, and there was only a wee bit of spots on the keyboard internally so cleaned with alcohol. all seemed well but when i reassembled the monitor isn't working. i can hear that it is starting up and working properly but the monitor is black. i was very careful with the cables, i didn't remove them or anything...does anyone know what could be happening?

thanks.
 

A:Saved laptop from spill but after taking apart monitor not working?

The LCD requires two cables, one for power, and the other the display connector.

It is likely the display cable which is probably ribbbon style, has come out of the back of the LCD's circuit connector block.

Either that, or one of the inverter leads has been slightly pulled out of the connector block and isn't making proper contact.

My advice would be to strip the display surround off, and remove the plastic trim running across the top of the keyboard and then check all the connections and with it in pieces, run it up again.
 

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I have the Acer Aspire E15, and recently I spilled milk over the keyboard and some keys don't work, including the powerbutton, aka the only power button on the whole laptop, is there a way to turn it on without it, or atleast a quick way to fix it, or long way either is fine I just want to turn it on.

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I spill water on my laptop earlier it showes automatic repair preparing, and its restating again againwhat could be the problem can i do it myself or i need to go to shop?

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I wanted to "give back" and try and help someone else after getting so much good advice from this forum.

Last Saturday night I was working on my Acer 7750 laptop that I got back in April, I was on Facebook and just waiting for a pizza to be delivered, I had a full solo cup filled with Diet Coke and a good amount of ice sitting a bit further back from my laptop, but next to it, when suddenly I thought I heard a car door slam, and knowing that I have to put my dog away before I answer the door, I jumped up quickly and my hand hit the glass of diet coke, and suddenly before my eyes diet coke was flooding the center of my keyboard, I grabbed my laptop up quick, unplugged the adapter, and flung the pop off my laptop, grabbed paper towels and started blotting up the evil liquid. I got it as dry as I could and then shut the lid of the laptop, and placed the laptop on a chair since the pizza man was knocking on the door, neglecting to take out the battery. I was very upset figuring I just killed it, there was enough pop on the keys to believe it plus several years ago I had killed my hubby's laptop with the same substance and it immediately died.

As soon as I paid the pizza guy, I grabbed the laptop and I tried to type something and it was working fine. I STILL did not remove the battery, just shut it off!! I wrongly thought I was out of the woods so I happily ate pizza. About a half hour later I went back to my laptop and to my horror my keyboard was now typing gib... Read more

A:Solved: My Acer 7750 Laptop SURVIVED a Diet Coke Spill

If you ever do it again take the battery out and quickly swill the keyboard with a little distilled water to wash the sticky coke away, Clean distilled water will not usually harm electronics providing there is no power until it has completely dried out.

Sticky drinks will leave stuff behind when they dry out so it is better to swill them out with (even) clean rainwater if you haven't got distilled water
 

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Apparently, the nice white keyboards for the G5's don't like coffee! Yes, I managed to spill coffee, with cream and sugar, on the lower left corner of the keyboard! The keys work but after I typing any 2 letters the "q" sticks and is unstoppable until I hit the Delete key. I can back up to her I started: as soon as I start typing the process picks up where I stopped it: what can do to in sure the the keys are clean and not sticking, any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Keyboards and coffee

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okay, so i am pretty darn annnoyed with myself for this but like the saying goes shit happens! (excuse my language) so i spilt a little bit of coffee on my keyboard 2 nights ago and yesterday the laptop was fine, howevere as the day progressed on i turned back on my laptop to find that all the keys had messed up now my keyboard works but on a couple of the letters it comes up with more than one letter...especially shift it comes up with a different number :S i was thinking maybe take out the keyboard and cleaning it, but how that is done i havent a clue haha. i have a sony vaio its model name i think is vpcee3eoe i got it not more than a month ago and ive already mucked it up, i am usint a different keyboard right now and i dont want to do that anymore. does the coffee go aay after a while or will iit be sticky forever? the computer is running fine just need a keyboard clean. anyone know how to take out the keyboard to clean it?

A:coffee on a keyboard

Welcome
Try this and cross fingers
I spilled water into my laptop, how do I get it working again?

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My wife spilled coffee on the computer. In the few days since, she said it's been shutting down by itself. Last night was the first chance I had to take a look at it.

OS: Windows 7
Power Supply: Ultra X-Finity PSU
Motherboard: Mach Speed Matrix P4M800

- Turned computer on, and it prompted to go into Repair mode. Appeared to finish, then suddenly the machine shut off.
- I unplugged everything and opened case. None of the liquid appeared to have reached any of the electronics, just the case and cords (all dry by this time). I cleaned the case and cords, checking the plugs for any contamination. Any contact only appeared to be to cords, not plugs, and not to any electronics.
- Plugged keyboard, monitor, and power cord in and started computer. Received message that CMOS didn't have time or date. Entered CMOS, fixed both, saved and exited. Windows 7 then loaded normally. I was able to log into the main admin profile. Ran all diagnostics I could find. Everything appeared to be working normally, including getting online. The machine was on for 20 minutes without problem.
- Turned off and unplugged all cords, then reassembled case and plugged all cords back in.
- Turned machine on. Immediately there were two quick beeps, followed by five short beeps and the smell of burning rubber. Quickly turned machine off.
- Opened case, but could see nothing that showed where smell came from. Unplugged all but power cord, then pressed On button. Again, the same series of beeps. T... Read more

A:Coffee & Computer = Bad Mix

grendel25 said:


Somehow, I've got a bad feeling about this.Click to expand...

I'd agree with that. If there is only one bad component it may be possible to just replace that part, but the trouble with liquids is they have a knack for getting all over the place, and you'll probably wind up having to replace the machine. What you can probably do is to remove the hard drive from the damaged computer and put it in the new one. That way you'd at least keep your data.
 

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Hello, 4 days ago I spilled coffee on my notebook and yesterday my notebook stopped working! When I turn it on the included image appears! I sent about 10 text messages to that number but, but no redeem code was sent to me!
Please Help!

A:Coffee malware

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Hi everyone
I couldn't believe my coffee had spilled out unto my trusty Fuji 2650. It was soaked. I slowly turned it around and around letting coffee run out of it. Then I hung it in the center of a large cardboard box with a small light bulb heating the air to about 20 degrees above room temp for a about 10 days to dryout. Hopeing that all remaining liquid had dried up, I then popped batteries in it and..... Wow, it works. ( At least in most normal functions)
The only big problem is the lens looks like a very very dirty windshield in my car.
So what do most use for cleaning. No camera store within 50 miles. How about Q-tips and distilled water? I searched this camera topic but only came up with 3 posts in which factory supplyed cleaning fluid was mentioned. Isn't distilled water as safe as anything else? I hope... I can't be the only dummie who got a camera soaked?
Thanks all. agpilot
 

A:Clean coffee from lens??

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Hey there , about 4-5 hours ago I spilled a third of a cup of coffee onto my laptop , the keyboard got soaked , but it really wasn't an enormous amount of coffee , I unplugged the charger and can't do the same with battery because it's attached , few seconds later it shut down automatically ... I lay it sideways and a good amount of liquid came out and now it's fully dry or almost but it nor charges nor it turns on .... what am I supposed to do ? Let it sit for couple of more hours or take it to a technician ?
 

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Hey, I'm going to shy away from putting in too many hardware specs at first. Suffice it to say I built my own computer. Last October it quit working and after much troubleshooting I replaced the motherboard. It works fine, mostly. Here's a snapshot of what I'm running. I'm using a GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H board with 4 GB of ram and an AMD Phenom II X2 550 processor clocked at 3.10 GHz, never been overclocked. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Here's what's going on.
Here's what's going on. I turn my machine off at nights. First thing in the morning I start her up and check my news and stuff. Every morning after being up for about 5 minutes the computer will shut off like it lost power and automatically begin restarting. It does this like 2-3 times and then it will literally run ALL DAY with no problems. Do I need to give it coffee?
Here's my suspicions. I know it's not the PSU because I have a brand new spare and the computer shuts down with either one installed. My prime suspects are 1) thermal grease applied incorrectly, 2) cpu cooling fan failing, 3) electrical wiring in home maybe causing fluctuations (I would need a battery backup that would smooth out the electric flow). The reason I question the thermal grease is because I've reapplied it 3 times already and whenever I do that, the computer stops shutting down like this for awhile. Since October when I installed the new board, the computer has gradually been shutting down like this more and more. ... Read more

A:PC crashes in the morning...needs coffee?

Are there any BSODs?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Yep, I really did it. A full mug of steaming black coffee with sugar! Not the smartest thing I have ever done
I immediately turned the keyboard up-side-down and shook it then hit the kill button on my UPS, then put the keyboard, still up-side-down, in front of the fire and left it there three hours.
When I tried it the next day it still worked, but now some days later keys are beginning to stick and some keys have a different feel.
Is it possible to take it apart and clean the sugar deposit I must have left behind? Or maybe there is something else I can pour in to clean it?
Last resort, of course.... buy a new one.
Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: HELP! Coffee in keyboard!

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