keybord keys stucked

Posted on 2005-05-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-26

It failed some water into my keybord so the PC start  beeping, and some keys did not work. So I opened and cleaned all the keybord pieces carefully. And after this I connected again. This time the PC was not beeping but there still some keys that continue not working. Can anybody tell me why? What can I do to fixed this?

Question by:tucurruane
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    Accepted Solution

    try using a known good keyboard, this most likely happened because, like you said, you spilled water on the keyboard.
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    Expert Comment

    you can try to rince it with water, and let it dry before the reassembly.
    if it was other than water, you must use another product to remove or dissolve it.
    But if it does not work, buy a new one, they are cheap now !

    Expert Comment

    Alcohol and a q-tip around the base of each key, and in the square-ish hole the key fits in.
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    Expert Comment

    Probably some water is still stuck under the keyboard matrix and shorting out a couple of contacts, this can either make a key seem stuck or cause a key not to function...the other possibilty is that when you put the keys back you didn't line them up with the debouncer pads correctly (the ones that actually do the pushing on the matrix), so when you press the key it's not actually making a connection on the matrix...just get a new keyboard, it's far less hassle!

    I spent hours before trying to put a keyboard like this back together, eventually I had it all sorted except the "W" key.....took it apart again, fixed the "W" key into place, put it back together again and now the "E" key wasn't working....suffice to say, it made rather a nice bang when I dropped it out of my window ;)

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