Recycle your Computers & Technology with us.

Spilled something on the keyboard?

Posted By : cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 3, 2005

Follow us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   Follow us on LinkedIn

Let Data Doctors be your personal IT department today

My daughter has spilt beer into my laptop, the computer functions but some of the keyboard keys do not.

What is the best remedy for this problem please?


This question was answered on January 3, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


1 Unplug the keyboard

2 If you spilled water, turn the keyboard over and let it drain and dry out for at least 24 hours

3 If you spilled something sticky, try prying the small key caps off of the keyboard with a flathead screwdriver to get better access to the mess Don't remove the spacebar, the Enter key or other large key caps (Take a picture of the keyboard layout, or make a quick sketch of it, before you remove any keys so you can put them back where you found them.)

4 Gently clean the keyboard with a wet cotton swab

5 Replace the key caps after rinsing them and letting them dry

6 Let everything dry for at least 24 hours before plugging the keyboard back in

About the author

Posted by cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 3, 2005

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Contact or Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!