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Coke spilled on Laptop keyboard, replacement not working correctly.

Hello,

Coke was spilled on Laptop Keyboard, but it was turned off and left to dry.  After 1 day, keys did not work correctly, but laptop was working okay.  I ordered a keyboard from ebay and replaced it, but it is still acting weird.  i.e
Some keys do not work.
Pressing some keys causes beeps.

What else could have been damage?
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aacrz
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scifo_dkCommented:
The connection panel underneath the keyboard can also be damaged. On some laptops you can disconnect the flat-cable going to the motherboard, on others you can't. But thats probably it.

//Scifo_dk
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scifo_dkCommented:
What laptop is it?
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aacrzAuthor Commented:
HP DV2000.  The keyboard from ebay looked really dirty as it hair/other stuff in it.
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scifo_dkCommented:
Aw, well.. what was the problem after it had dryed? No keys working at all, or just some?

Are you even sure that the keyboard you ordered are working? I assume that you don't have another laptop to test it on?
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aacrzAuthor Commented:
Some keys were not working, Also, I am returning the dirty keyboard.
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scifo_dkCommented:
Was it the same keys with the new and the old keyboard?
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aacrzAuthor Commented:
I will have to ask the user.
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scifo_dkCommented:
Ok, because if its the same buttons that does'nt work, there's a good chance that its not the keyboard that were the problem, but some other hardware.

However that sounds odd. If the controller on the motherboard thats handling input from stuff like the keyboard is damaged, you should not get a consistent pattern like only some buttons. Then it would be all not working, all giving wrong input or no response from any of the keys.
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