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HP Notebook 15 keyboard liquid damage

Please help!!

Today I spilt pepsi on my HP laptop. Since then the keyboard has become totally dysfunctional. Whenever i type a 'w' my keyboard activates the enter button as well. Sometimes i cant even use the trackpad. I cat even type 'n'. Please tell me
what i should do now. all help much appreciated!!
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I'd try a new keyboard.

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Figure 20 to 99 bucks DIY. Add about 150 here for shop fees.

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(NT) W

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parts

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which part exactly do i replace? Just the part with the keys on it? And
would I also replace my trackpad as that has occasionally stopped
wOrking for a few seconds. (sorry about the first reply that was my keyboard being weird)

Thanks

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That would be a first.

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right

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Now that I can't confirm.

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But a new keyboard has run me from 20 to 99 bucks (DIY.) And we know these don't fair well with what you wrote. Yes it could extend damage to the mainboard but a keyboard is cheap compared to a new laptop. I think it's a good gamble.

Just checked your link. That's not much to spend to bring it back from the edge. I'd do that.

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th3a

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alright thankyou

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PS. It's an inside joke about W and M.

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Hint: turn the "M" upside down, setting the belt to W for "Wumbo."

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HP Notebook

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ven a small liquid spill can cause serious damage. ..... I spilled aroud half a glass of water on my hp laptop(keyboard)

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Immediate fix

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You can attach a ext. USB kybd. to use in the meantime while you await a laptop kybd. replacement.

The other fix, once you actually remove the kybd. inspect the pepsi damage and clean using "rubbing alcohol" or any simple cleaner that doesn't damage PCs. Next, wipe down the pepsi damage and allow to dry and replace the old kybd. back in. That should also include any connections, since you deem the touchpad as well, I thought the touchpad itself is damaged but its connection is breached. If none of this fixes it, then you have to consider replacement prts and/or the whole cost of the fix(es) and decide. Of course, all of this depends on your skill set.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Most advise avoiding rubbing alcohol due to the oil.

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90% alcohol

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Last I looked "rubbing alcohol" was also isopropyl alcohol as well. Of course, there is the 70% most commonly used but I should have stated 90% and if available 99% Anyone reaching for "wood alcohol = ethyl" may also do damage because it really attacks any adhesives/coating but plain alcohol doesn't in most cases. Overall, even ethyl alcohol is also called rubbing alcohol, so look for the higher % beyond 70%. Thes eare low cost general cleaners, if one looks for electronics cleaners specially for that task, then cost is much higher but cheaper than replacement if all was required is cleaning.

As for the original poster, while your problem no longer appears present, it *may* come back due to "humidity". Take note of that and also being an organic spill, could just as well start to fully attack(acid) the contacts over time and/or cause growth.

tada -----Willy Happy

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fixed!

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amazingly after a couple of days the keyboard has started to work perfectly again. no need to replace at all. I guess it dried out or something

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