Spilled coffee on keyboard! my i and o keys don't work?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbnemcgru, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. tbnemcgru macrumors newbie

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    have 2 cut and paste i's and o's!! there anyway 2 fix my macbook myself?? Already tried removing keys and cleaned underneath. Do i have the replace the whole keyboard?
    Please HELP!!!!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Most likely yes... replacing the keyboard will be the minimum

    Did you remove the battery and let it dry out completely?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    How long ago did you spill? Did the coffee have cream &/or sugar in it?
     
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    Yu dt.
     
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  6. tbnemcgru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, totally dry now.

    2 days ago. cream and sugar. no other problems other than the 2 keys

    yes

    thanks. i'm a little terrified of removing me keyboard. Might try it though - feeling desperate
     
  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    The cream and sugar could have formed an insulator when they dried preventing the contacts from closing on those keys. Keyboard needs to be cleaned or replaced. I've used some rather unconventional methods for repairing this before with mixed results. Not for the squeamish.
     

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