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1 key on laptop keyboard doesn't work after spill

bigFOIG

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This is actually my friend's problem with her laptop. She spilled water on her laptop, but thankfully the laptop still works after a pretty long while now. However, the "O" button no longer works. Any ideas if this could be fixable somehow? Thanks.
 

enaberif

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Time for a new keyboard. Bout $80-100 plus any repair time if it goes into a shop or just your own personal time.
 

bigFOIG

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I'm sure I can install a new keyboard for her. But it just sucks that she has to replace the whole keyboard just because of one non working key. Thanks for the reply
 

Arinoth

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If you know how to micro solder you could fix it, however seeing as you're probably not an electrical guy with 10+ years experience doing it, nor a machine you're SOL and stuck with Enab's only alternative.
 

CroSsFiRe2009

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Pretty sure it's fried unless there's still water shorting it out under that key or on that particular trace.

For a cheaper repair alternative, buying a replacement laptop keyboard from one of those chinese ebay vendors should work too as long as you get the correct model.
 

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