Stupidly i've managed to get some water onto my laptop keyboard. I've removed all the water i could and left it upside down to dry. However although pressing keys results in a charcters being typed, they do not resemble the key pressed.
The rest of the laptop seems to work ok, using an external keyboard (although it defeats the purpose of a laptop). Does anyone have any suggestions that may save the keyboard. The laptop is made by Sony.
Otherwise it'll be off to eBay to find a replacement.
Is definately a keyboard problem with the circuit board. If I type an 'l' I get '/963.,' as well as IE going to full screen view. I think I've trashed it but was hoping someone maybe knew of a way to clean and repair the board (simply).
I recieved the laptop with a broken keyboard (coke that time) and was able to find a replacement keyboard on eBay. Now I've been stupid enough to get water on the new one I was hoping I could repair it, since I was lucky to get a replacement for £25 but they often sell for about £80.
When it was first broken I was told that it would have to go back to Sony just to replace the keyboard. No doubt they would charge a fortune and take ages to fix it. Thats if they even accepted it back.
Its currently sitting in the airing cupboard as I type (on the external keyboard).
Moisture alone won't necessarily destroy the keyboard.
The BUT and it is very big but, that with voltages available when you try it there will be two destructive perils......... Electrolysis which can see off a fine conductor p.d.q. and the application of a destructive voltage to a sensitive part that should always be at 0-volts, by a short circuit.
So with brilliant hindsight the first thing would be to isolate the keyboard from the battery, and then only - dry it - and very much last of all - try it.