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Toshiba23

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Hello all, I spilled a small can of soda on my laptop keyboard a few months ago. I quickly go what I could out, but as the past months have gone on, my keys are amazling hard to push down.

Now Ive thought of a few ways to get rid of the gunk in there, like alchohol or even just plain water but im totally clueless as to what to do.

The model for my laptop is Dell Inspiron 5150

The keys that are sticky are tthe following:
enter
shift (right side)
delete
insert
all arrow keys
page down and up
and my forward slash / question mark

Thanks :blink: :whistling:
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silverbeard

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Did you buy the extended anything that happens warranty?

Laptops just don't like soda and getting the sugary syrup out of them is near impossible without replacing the whole keyboard.
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Did you buy the extended anything that happens warranty?

Laptops just don't like soda and getting the sugary syrup out of them is near impossible without replacing the whole keyboard.

How much are keyboards to replace? And is it worth it on a 3 year model?
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http://www.computing...imple/keyboard/
if u can pop the keys and be able to install them back on than that's ur best bet just pop them up and clean them. If not... than i would suggest you try going on to dell or call them and ask how much a replacement keyboard is gonna be (most likely over $60) it's not really worth it IMO.
Isopropyl Alcohol is the best thing to use when cleaning computer parts, that and a q tip can do wonders.
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k thanks, ill look into those
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