My kid's Asus keyboard failed and it's on one of those backlight models. FORTUNATELY for me I do this sort of work so I sat down and ordered the keyboard.
89.95 USD for just the keyboard.
Installation around here is about 120 bucks.
--> Figure the near 200 for the new keyboard.
I was watching youtube videos on my ASUS A52F while washing dishes (not clever, i know) and accidentally got some soap suds on the keyboard, barely any! Didn't think it was a big deal so i just brushed it off. Got a phone call once i was done, so i just closed laptop. When i opened it again, there was a blue screen saying ASUS Tek. Easy Flash Utility and other stuff. My 'q' key wasn't working so i couldn't exit it. I turned it off and on by pressing the power button and it automatically booted into ASUS Tek. Easy Flash Utility again. I restarted again and got into BIOS i believe and fidgeted around an eventually 'discarded changes and exit' and windows started normally.Now my laptop automatically boots into ASUS Tek. Easy Flash Utility when i turn it on. How can I get it to boot normally again?Also, some of the keys on my laptop aren't working:left tab, windows key, q, t, y, o, ', x, c, v, m, right ctrl, right shift, comma, period, forward slash, and 2 on number pad. I'm currently using On-Screen Keyboard to type this.I took all the keys out and the little tabs under each key, then this black sheet with rubber buttons, then a blue-ish sheet i think is called a circuit board, and carefully cleaned it all using a quick-dry glasses cleaning solution; looked fine but didn't help at all.Also downloaded like 5 diff spyware/malware/virus protection programs and it found some stuff but didn't help anything.I've had my laptop for less than a year, bought it off tigerdirect.ca, but don't think i have the receipt anymore. Can I just bring my laptop to a ASUS Notebook Authorized Service Provider and see if they can do anything? How much is that gonna cost me?