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Oh no...spilled water on my laptop keyboard

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

So now I am using my IPad to blog which isn't as easy without the keyboard. My laptop keyboard is going crazy. Have any of you ever done this and does it eventually come back? I dried it the best I could and lightly used the hair dryer but still frustrating to use.....any recommendations?

otherwise it,s a beautiful day here in Mexico. I see that many folks are getting hit with snow again.
Keep warm and have a great Tuesday,

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSLZZY 1/22/2014 7:20AM

    Just let it dry as best you can and it may work again.

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GOANNA2 1/22/2014 6:47AM

    I hope your laptop can be saved. I put my Fitbit
through the wash and it is fine... Have a good day.

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    I love my ipad but I try not to do the blogs on it. Sorry about your keyboard

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JANIEWWJD 1/22/2014 12:01AM

    Wow, I've never had that happen to me!!!!!! I hope your keyboard dries up in a few days. We are getting a cold front here in South Texas tonight and another one on Thursday. Have a great day, Sallie, and take care!!!!
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PMFISH 1/21/2014 9:00PM

    Sorry, but that is something I have not done as to date, so I have no knowledge.
Hope it dries out and will be OK.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/21/2014 5:23PM

    uH OH. Wish I had some recommendations for you, but don't. HUGS

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GAYEMC 1/21/2014 3:52PM

    Sorry about your keyboard. Hope it will start working again.

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/21/2014 3:04PM

    OMG! My husband spilled water on his computer and he used the hairdryer.... the next day it was fine! I hope your Computer Will be dried out and working right tomorrow!

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LIS193 1/21/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon that happened.. hope it dries out and will work again!

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/21/2014 11:46AM

    If your keyboard is acting whacky. It's too late, the damage has been done. Some times, if a person is fast enough and can catch the spill, the keyboard will recover. However, if you touch a key and the screen goes wild, that's not good.

If your laptop keyboard is fried, you should still be able to use an external USB keyboard. Do you use a desktop at home ? if it's a USB, you can plug that into your laptop and bypass the laptop keyboard.

Here's your dilemma. The system board for the laptop is right under the keyboard. Some of the water might have seaped onto the system board. if that's the case, then you will need to have the system board replaced. You should check to see what your warranty is on the unit.

How to know ? Using an external keyboard connected to the USB port will tell you if the system board is fried or not. If an external keyboard works, then all you need is to have your keyboard replaced. that is a pretty easy fix on laptops. If the external keyboard acts whacky, then you definitely need that system board swapped out.


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_LINDA 1/21/2014 11:43AM

    When I dropped my Walkman into the water, I rescued it and took it apart, putting it under a hand dryer. The key is drying it right away., inside and out. If water has gotten to the inside, it could damage the parts there.
Hope its fixable..

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MAUREENIE1 1/21/2014 11:38AM

    Is it under warranty, still? I spilled blueberries and juice all over my husband's keyboard. Don't ask! Anyway, we called Dell and it was the last day of the warranty. Now what are the chances of that one!? They picked it up and took it away for repair and returned it to us in a few days, all for no charge!

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123ELAINE456 1/21/2014 11:29AM

  Your computer should be able to be saved. Let it completely dry out and see how it works then. If you still have problems you might have to take it in and get it check out. Enjoy your Beautiful Warm Sunny Weather you are having in Mexico now too. Have a Great Day. Keep Sparking!!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/21/2014 11:22AM

    It is probably too late, but you need to turn it upside down and in a ziplock bag filled with rice. Hope you are lucky this time!

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LOLA_LALA 1/21/2014 10:59AM

    Uh-oh...yikes, Sallie emoticon

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NANA2JONEMIMAT 1/21/2014 10:51AM

    Google "what to do if you spill water on your laptop". A lot of info is suggested. I once put a kids DS in the washer (check pockets now) and his Dad was able to save it. DH fell into the lake with cell phone and that was saved also.

Good Luck.

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