cleaning a laptop keyboard

  Zebrapec 00:28 11 Jun 06

Hi, my daughter spilt a drink over the keys on her laptop. Now I know you can wash a normal keyboard belonging to a desktop, but its a bit different on a laptop. Any ideas please?
Regards Michael

  Taff™ 07:52 11 Jun 06

Not good news! I suggest you take this to a specialist for cleaning and check if you have any insurance to cover any damage.

If the computer is still working after it has dried out be very careful. If it was a fizzy drink or example, you will get sugar residue that will probably now be sitting on your motherboard. Add a bit of heat and it could permanently damage it.

Removing a keybard, depending on the model is a little tricky and you would need specialist (torx)screwdrivers. I wouldn`t recommend it unless you are fairly competent and confident with cleaning up the actual motherboard.

  EARLR 09:35 11 Jun 06

What brand is it? I did the same thing to my Targa laptop. It was still under warranty and they fixed it for free. Good luck

  Zebrapec 18:44 12 Jun 06

okay, thanks, I'll send it away to be done.

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