laptop keyboard broke, typing randomly

  darthballs 09:24 30 Dec 2013
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Hi all, I have a laptop that has had a drink spilt over the keyboard, I managed to get to the logon screen, but can't enter the users password as it just types whatever it wants.

If I plug in an external usb keyboard, will this overide the laptop keybord and I'll be able to type?

Just looking for a temporary solution before i get the keyboard replaced.

Thank

  woodchip 10:49 30 Dec 2013

Check Keyboard for stuck key

  Woolwell 10:56 30 Dec 2013

An external keyboard may well work but it depends on whether the spilt drink has damaged more than the keyboard.

  woodchip 11:08 30 Dec 2013

You could take the keyboard in bits and wash it then dry with hair dryer on low heat

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