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Old October 7, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Default 1 key on laptop keyboard doesn't work after spill

This is actually my friend's problem with her laptop. She spilled water on her laptop, but thankfully the laptop still works after a pretty long while now. However, the "O" button no longer works. Any ideas if this could be fixable somehow? Thanks.
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Old October 7, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Time for a new keyboard. Bout $80-100 plus any repair time if it goes into a shop or just your own personal time.
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Old October 7, 2011, 07:31 PM
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I'm sure I can install a new keyboard for her. But it just sucks that she has to replace the whole keyboard just because of one non working key. Thanks for the reply
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Old October 7, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Its how circuitry works.
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Old October 7, 2011, 08:28 PM
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If you know how to micro solder you could fix it, however seeing as you're probably not an electrical guy with 10+ years experience doing it, nor a machine you're SOL and stuck with Enab's only alternative.
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Old October 8, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Pretty sure it's fried unless there's still water shorting it out under that key or on that particular trace.

For a cheaper repair alternative, buying a replacement laptop keyboard from one of those chinese ebay vendors should work too as long as you get the correct model.
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