How can we save my keyboard after spilling coffee on it?

Question

I spilled coffee on my friends computer. Now her Keyboard is acting funky and not typing the correct keys and their meanings. It was from the back and not much got on it but it aparently did some damage. Is there anything that she can do on her own at home to try and save it as it is, to save me money?

Answer

This question was answered on January 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Since the keyboard has more than likely dried out from the spill, and the keyboard is still not

functioning correctly, the only resolution is to replace the keyboard.

Some books suggest that rinsing it out with water and letting it air dry out properly may solve

the problem However, using a lquid to correct a problem that began with a liquid is not a good idea.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 27, 2004