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Old Nov 06, 2003, 09:05 PM
tomturd tomturd is offline
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Default Spilt beer on laptop.. [toshiba; ; ]

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Quite a while ago my mate spilt beer (twice) on my laptop keyboard.. now theres a sticky key (the question mark..) which seems to stick down until I press backspace (when typing in my password for windows if I dont hold down backspace quick enough itll just type a password of ??????.... for me )

Its really annoying, the question mark button, right hand shift key and forward slash button dont work at all.. and the right arrow key is a bit dodgy. (Having to copy and paste question marks is more annoying than you can imagine!)

The laptop is a toshiba something-or-other if it matters, any idea how much a new keyboard costs?

The laptop is out of warrenty... and has no cover as far as im aware for anything. Im in uni, with no house insurance.. maybe I could get insurance and in a few months try a *ahem*smallinsuracescam*ahem*... or can it be fixed? I know you can dip mobile phones in electronic cleaner things.. would it work for a keyboard?

Sorry for the long winded topic.. would be surprised if anyone has any ideas but worth a try!

Old Nov 06, 2003, 09:19 PM
zedy zedy is offline
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I would think your mate should be responsible enough to pay for the damage he caused.
Old Nov 07, 2003, 12:35 AM
fawlty fawlty is offline
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You can't lift off the key & get at the connection? I've done the same thing (coffee though) & managed to clean it after flipping the key off.
Old Nov 07, 2003, 04:35 AM
tomturd tomturd is offline
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Ive flipped the keys off but each one has a little rubber (what seems to be) liquid prodector thing.. i could see condensation in these (theyre clear rubber things) about 2 weeks after it happened.. not sure if theres still condensation in there 4 months later..
Old Nov 07, 2003, 12:53 PM
Badidoh Badidoh is offline
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your laptop is drunk, take it to the AA
Old Nov 09, 2003, 12:32 PM
Unlock Masters Unlock Masters is offline
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I had the same problem but it was 7up for me. My laptop all of a sudden froze no keys would work but mouse would. I resetted and it said insert Bios update disk. I left it for about a week i worked fine but takes 25 mins to load and the keys are all messed up.
I posted here and was told it cant be fixed?
If u get it sorted lmk as i wasnt mines sorted aswell.

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