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Spilt milk on laptop keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by whereamI, Jul 6, 2004.

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  1. whereamI

    whereamI Thread Starter

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    Well, I'm a fairly accident-prone person, and this characteristic was well-manifested as I spilled milk on my laptop (while it was on) - including the keyboard. I quickly wiped up what milk I saw, but certainly didn't reach all of it. Everything was fine for a while, but soon some keystrikes of one character produced two or three characters. One character now produces the date and time. I then restarted (as I was unsure if the milk was the problem since the computer has other problems). Of course, nothing changed.

    This Micron was bought used without manuals. Out of warranty. Windows 98.

    How should I proceed?

    If I don't make this corny joke, someone else will: Yes, I am crying over spilled milk.
     
  2. cybertech

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    :( You're going to have to take it apart and clean it, if spilt milk is the problem. Any chance you have an external keyboard to use instead?
     
  3. whereamI

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    Thanks. So, could you direct me to some guidance re: taking it apart and cleaning. Should I back everything up first in case something goes wrong?

    I'm assuming that an external keyboard would work with my laptop. However, it would make the laptop much less mobile.... I think I want to try the cleaning option.
     
  4. whereamI

    whereamI Thread Starter

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    Ahh. Please don't bother with answering questions in my post.

    There is a more natural remedy than dissembing and cleaning: prayer. The problems disappeared!
     
  5. cybertech

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    That's AcaCandy's job :D

    You should go to the website and see if there is a manual you can download to guide you. These parts are very small and you need to keep them in such a way as you get them put back in the correct place.

    Yes by all means do a backup first and be prepared to reload the device and replace any hardware you damage :eek:

    Let me beckon her and see what she says before you do anything.
     
  6. cybertech

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    How nice is that ?? :D
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    I guess I arrived in the nick of time :D

    I've only spilt wine on my keyboards, they have a hangover in the morning, but usually recover if I grind two aspirin up and toss them onto it as well :D
     
  8. kilowatt1

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    :D Like the old saying says: "There's no sense in crying over spilled milk !"
     
  9. cybertech

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    Oh, someone had to go there!! :D

    LOL, Candy got lucky on this one, but I like the way she would have resolved it!
     
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    Prophecy at its finest ;)
     
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