Keys on laptop stopped working after coffee spill

I spilled some coffee on my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100) the other day.At the time, I immediate turned it off and flipped while it dried it over in the hopes of preventing any seepage further down into the machine.

Anyway, it's been a few days and it seems to be working fine, except for the following:
* FN11 & FN12  key tops top came off. (Bear with me-I'm mentioning this for a reason).
* The '0' sticks (i.e., I have to hold it down hard).
* The '-' key no longer works at all, regardless of what I do.

I've looked at forums and the consensus seems to be that in this situation you just have replace the keyboard.

What I'm wondering is whether it makes any difference that the problems are so localized (FN11 & FN12, and the two keys immediately below them).

Is there anything else I might be able to try before I dish out the dough for a new keyboard?


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If you're going to spend for a new keyboard, you might try removing this one, rinsing it with distilled water in the locations you noted to get rid of any residue and letting it dry for a day in a warm location before reinstalling it.  It might solve the problem and save you the cost of a new keyboard; otherwise, replace the keyboard.

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