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If the display still works but you've only lost the trackpad and keyboard, your laptop is in perfect condition to be turned into a touchscreen tablet. Alternatively, you can stop by a Microsoft Store and talk to them about your service options. Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... After painstakingly installing them I noticed the keyboard wasn't working properly.

All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Open Menu Close Menu Apple Shopping Bag Apple Mac iPad iPhone Watch TV Music Support Search apple.com Shopping Bag : CommunitiesSign inPostBrowse After testing it, my computer recognizes the device, but no keys work. SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines XHTML RSS WAP2 Page created in 0.123 seconds with 20 queries. But manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like that idea. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-my-keyboard-salvageable.196636/

Clean the Keyboard Connections: This one is often overlooked. I think that's an indication that the computer either has a protection mechanism (not sure if MacBooks have that kind of system) or it has failed as the components shorted out.One If the external KB works, we should also check if there is any liquid touching the bottom parts of the original KB.

or should I take the harddrive out of the laptop and keep it separately?For your first question... I also briefly put my charger to it, it didn't light up as per usual but a very very faint green light (my old charger that didn't work used to do For whatever reason, I didn't notice the spill right away (I suspect I was really focused on studying and maybe placed down my glass of water too quickly and got unlucky I think all of these are indicators that multiple components in your computer are failing specifically the motherboard (or Logic Board) due to a short out as a result of the

The on screen keyboard works fine... It's an Inspiron N5050; not that old, I think I sold it to them summer 2012. You can also, always take your keyboard into your local Microsoft Store (if you have one nearby) or Best Buy to try it out on one of their demo machines. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5amgm6/is_this_salvageable/ Hopefully, this fix will do the trick.

If I press the d, k, or 6 key it prints 6dk. For a COMPLETE list of Keyboard subs see the Keyboard SubReddits Wiki Please Check The Wiki AND SEARCH Before SelfPosting. Jul 7, 2012 Add New Comment You need to be a member to leave a comment. Just replacing the keyboard as a whole would be your best bet.

Losing a laptop sucks, but gaining a couple of handy peripherals is a better outcome than nothing. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/159886/Liquid+damaged+MBP+works+with+external+keyboard-mouse+-+salvageable permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]MetaldrakeHypersphere'd 55g Novatouch | Zeal'd KC60 | MasterKeys Pro S PBT 1 point2 points3 points 10 months ago(0 children)Water might be trapped in between the rubber and the PCB, would recommend taking If it's pretty clean water...better chance of success. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Keyboards themselves can usually be rinsed and dried and they're fine. You will have to decide if the keyboard is worth the trouble or not. I recommend taking the entire keyboard apart. It could be as simple as the case is interfering with a solid connection between the cover keyboard and the tablet.

I suggest paying that fee in order to know the extent of the damage in your MacBook Pro.Message was edited by: vea1083 Mar 19, 2012 8:55 PM Helpful (1) Reply options Two Button Shutdown: if you have a Surface 3 or Surface Pro 1/2/3 you can try a two-button shutdown. While the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 tablets are great little devices, like any other computer, they will occasionally have issues. A common problem that seems to come up is difficulty Any advice, thoughts, information is extremely appreciated.

Try these fixes… and see if your problems go away. 4. This occasionally happens, especially if you're adding and removing a lot of software. More than likely no water got past the keyboard.Click to expand...

I googled what to do when you spill liquid on your keyboard and came across a guide on this subreddit (https://imgur.com/a/9sHx7) and followed the general instruction to use a hairdryer and

I c my laptop keyboard is typing wrong characters, when i typed rounnded bracket it types = in 'c' language programs only solved suddenly my keyboard is adding extra characters when Is that worth it to pay? Unplugged it, then let it dry for 2 days. Please SEARCH THE WIKI before posting a question.

I gues what I feared the most is confirmed....How can I save the data by getting an external enclosure? Advertisement Photo by Tim Sheerman-Chase.Transform Your Laptop into Something New If you can't fix your laptop and don't want to strip it for parts, there are several DIY projects that can I believe you are talking about the stem. I put it upside down, wiped the keys and later took off the keys to help circulate air.This afternoon I was able to get the back off - so now it

When your stuff breaks, they want to be the only people allowed to fix it. Mar 22, 2012 9:35 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by akim366, akim366 Mar 22, 2012 9:39 PM in response to vea1083 Level 1 (0 points) Mar 22, If you have a friend that has a Surface, see if he/she will allow you to swap keyboards for a while. I've had a good success rate with them and so far, have not had an instance where I haven't been able to get the keyboard working again.

The strangest one of all, if I press the = key, it prints an equals sign then the time and date. Mar 22, 2012 9:44 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Page 1 Next Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational Is that difficult to do or can I do it myself? If the laptop was powered on at the time....some electronics can be damaged when they get wet, they can short out.

Wait at least 10 seconds and then turn it on normally. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... If the laptop was powered on at the time....some electronics can be damaged when they get wet, they can short out.