Spilled water on keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Avicenna, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Avicenna macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2009
    I spilled water on my keyboard yesterday. I immediately shut down the machine and turned it upside down. Its been 24+hours and everything works perfectly expect that the alt key is always pressed down. So when I type, I get these random symbols from every key.

    I opened up my keyboard viewer and I can see that both of the alt keys are pressed down. Now I know that it not both of them...it's just one of them, just that it shows on the viewer as both even if only 1 is pressed. Anyways, so i popped both of the keys out and fiddled around but still one of them is pressed down.

    So, any suggestions what I can do? How can I tell which one is actually pressed down and how can I fix this? I don't want to spend 300$ on this so if nothing works, how can I just disable that key (because I can live with one alt key)?

  2. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    I wonder if they could be made more watertight for the refresh?
  3. Avicenna thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Figured out that it's the right key that's doing it. Now if only I can somehow disable it...hardware or software...I just need one alt key...

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