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Topic # 129254 8-Sep-2013 23:35
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As the title says. I spilt some coffee on the keyboard and now 4 or 5 keys are sticky ( sugar in coffee ) I watched a few videos on how to take the keys off and tried but I'm hoppless  and cant get the damn thing back on. Anyhow the other keys are sticky. Whats the best way to get it back to normal? The keyboard itself isn't affected in a bad way just some of the keys. If I took it to a shop what do you think they would charge to take keys off and give it a bit of a clean?

PS. The laptop is still under warrenty

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  Reply # 891893 9-Sep-2013 09:07
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bumping thread thanks

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  Reply # 891894 9-Sep-2013 09:13
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I don't think the warranty will cover the coffee spills. If anything, you might lose warranty.

Personally I would have give it a clean myself

Edit: you might want to change the title to "Spilled coffee on laptop keyboard". Regular keyboard is cheap and no one cares


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  Reply # 891900 9-Sep-2013 09:20
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Thanks for your reply. I can't see anywhere to change tittle 

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  Reply # 891901 9-Sep-2013 09:22
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Replace the keyboard. No repairer will muck around with the keys. Parts cost usually $80-$150 mark.

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  Reply # 891904 9-Sep-2013 09:25
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  Reply # 891916 9-Sep-2013 10:05
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You're likely to have more issues with the keyboard in the future even if you do get these ones working - as suggested above most repair companies can replace your keyboard for around the $100 mark - if it's a macbook it's a much bigger job so expect to pay much more.

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