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Water in my laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gardenhead, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. gardenhead

    gardenhead Thread Starter

    Feb 18, 2008
    Hi, the title explains it all. I spilled a small amount of water on my laptop's keyboard, which gradually lost all of its functions. Everything else about the laptop works just fine, except for the keyboard, which will not work at all. I've had it drying with a fan for the past few hours, anyone have any suggestions?

  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    If drying under a fan will help at all, it might take days. The places water can get into in there aren't places flowing air gets to very much.

    You might try an external USB keyboard for the time being. Or if your laptop has a PS/2 type keyboard connector, you could try one of those.

    I've washed desktop keyboards that had sugared drinks spilled on them in hot soapy water and I've learned it takes at least two days to dry one. I usually remove one of my central air register covers and stick it down in there. I do this only with keyboards that are a total loss otherwise. In those cases, there is nothing to lose. It works out well nearly all the time.

    I don't recommend that on a laptop, though.
  3. psych0path


    Jan 18, 2008
    Depending on your brand of laptop you might be able to find a disassembly guide for it. Then you could try Alex's suggestion :D
    Here are some for Toshibas: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/
    Don't know about the others. I'm sure a little googling would do the job ;)

    Sorry, that's about all I can do to help, as I've never spilled anything on my laptop before.
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