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3 years ago#1
But the laptop itself seems to work fine. I can start it normally, managed to find a way to log into my laptop(using a virtual keyboard for the login only) and even go on firefox or other programs.

But the obvious issue is that my keyboard wont work. At all. And I can't really type anything soo....

I was wondering, would replacing my entire keyboard with a new one likely fix the issue? Or should I just get a new laptop?

Sorry if this sounds like a silly question but rarely have I ever dealt with water spilling inside electronics, and the few times it did it would never work anymore(be4 I even knew about the rice method though) . Just dont want to deal with a case where i replace it with a new one, and the laptop still wont recognize any keys.
3 years ago#2
Depends on how bad the damage is, send me a pick of your sister in a PM and I'll let ya know.
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3 years ago#3
I'm still waiting....
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3 years ago#4
KidInTheHall posted...
I'm still waiting....


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3 years ago#5
Dipping_sticks posted...
But the laptop itself seems to work fine. I can start it normally, managed to find a way to log into my laptop(using a virtual keyboard for the login only) and even go on firefox or other programs.

But the obvious issue is that my keyboard wont work. At all. And I can't really type anything soo....

I was wondering, would replacing my entire keyboard with a new one likely fix the issue? Or should I just get a new laptop?

Sorry if this sounds like a silly question but rarely have I ever dealt with water spilling inside electronics, and the few times it did it would never work anymore(be4 I even knew about the rice method though) . Just dont want to deal with a case where i replace it with a new one, and the laptop still wont recognize any keys.


I'm guessing you don't have any warranty on that laptop then? I would just buy a cheap USB keyboard for now. I'd be surprised if that doesn't work.
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3 years ago#6
I bet you can find a replacement keyboard on some site foor like 10 bucks. Just make sure its for that model specifically.
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3 years ago#7
Have you completely dried it? As in taken it apart and done the rice method or paper towels + warm place. If not give that a go, see if it works. If not, but everything else is working perfectly, we'll have to assume the keyboard is fried and needs replacing.
3 years ago#8
KidInTheHall posted...
Depends on how bad the damage is, send me a pick of your sister in a PM and I'll let ya know.


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3 years ago#9
You could try buying a new keyboard for that specific model on ebay, and replacing it. That's what I did for my fathers netbook after my little brother dropped it on the floor.

That of course only works if the keyboard is broken, not the connector TO the keyboard.
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3 years ago#10
If all else fails, just buy a normal keyboard and use a USB port.
It'll be a hassle, though, to carry it around... and you probably want to back up the data since we don't know how extensive the damage is.
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