Keyboard problem. :(

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Ok, so today, in an attempt to wipe off some dirty fingerprints off my Ctrl key, I decided to use a wet rag with some soap on it. ( I know, I'm an idiot. ) And now some of that soap water got into my laptop, and I can't type anything because it's like the Ctrl key is always pressed. Is there any way I can fix this? thanks.
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Try a hair dryer. Flip the laptop upside down. If that doesn't work, get a big basin & 5 pounds of rice. Bury it upside down in the middle of the rice. Don't cook the rice first.
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the laptop keys will come off and you can clean under them.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp& ... 72335ea48a
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Don2007 wrote:
Try a hair dryer. Flip the laptop upside down. If that doesn't work, get a big basin & 5 pounds of rice. Bury it upside down in the middle of the rice. Don't cook the rice first.


This sounds like the worse Chinese food ever!!! :P

So you think that the rice will drag the moisture out? What ever happened to removing the keys and let air dry?
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I don't eat Chinese food, so I'll take your word for it. I always try the easy & least invasive way first. Right away the doctor wants to operate.
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5 lbs of rice and a basin is the easiest? Guess I'll buy some rice.....
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well it does absorb moisture very well. Assuming it's still damp.
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Moisture is trapped in there for sure.
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5 lbs of rice and a basin is the easiest


The stuff can work miracles. I dropped my cellphone in a puddle before and water poured out of it. I disassembled it, buried it in rice and let it sit for a day or so. Powered right back up when I put it back together.
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I've never heard of ppl using rice to dry electronics before. kinda cool but i'd rather not get anything wet to begin with :P

good tip
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It's the same reason people put rice in their salt shakers
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why are people useing salt shakers on their computers? :P

i knew that rice was great for absorbing water just hadn't heard about using on electronics.

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