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Computer Assistance - Fixing a Keyboard

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I recently had the unfortunate experience of spilling a tea on my HP Envy 15 keyboard... All works ok, but my keys do stick and that is more than annoying. Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem...including potentially replacing the keyboard? I would especially like to have someone near Zürich take a look at my laptop and offer a fix/suggestions...

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Re: Computer Assistance - Fixing a Keyboard

have you tried really cleaning them with paper wet (not too wet) with alcohol maybe?
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Re: Computer Assistance - Fixing a Keyboard

In some HP models you can easliy remove and clean keyboard yourself - search for "service manual" for your model - there you should find description how to remove keyboard.
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Re: Computer Assistance - Fixing a Keyboard

Keyboards are very cheap, you can easily buy them. Make sure you buy the correct one, Swiss / French / German / UK etc
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_hi_...puter+keyboard

Or, look around the computer scrap places at your local dump.

Or switch off & unplug the keyboard. Find a diagram of your keyboard key positions (Qwerty, Quertz etc)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout
& then remove the keys, by popping them up with 2 flat head screwdrivers.

Now you should be able to wash the plastic parts with a damp (Not wet) rag. Do this with the keyboard upside down, so there is no chance of the water running into the switches. Leave the keyboard and keys to dry upside down overnight and next day replace the keys in the correct places.

We used to take all the keys off, put them in a muslin bag, and wash them thoroughly, dry them, and replace them the next day.
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Re: Computer Assistance - Fixing a Keyboard

found this on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQ93RRNif4

if you decide the change the keyboard, have a clear work area, have some good containers for the screws, as you do not want to loose the screws


as others have said you could try cleaning it with damp cloth, cotton buds between the keys
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Keyboards are very cheap, you can easily buy them. Make sure you buy the correct one, Swiss / French / German / UK etc
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_hi_...puter+keyboard

Or, look around the computer scrap places at your local dump.

Or switch off & unplug the keyboard. Find a diagram of your keyboard key positions (Qwerty, Quertz etc)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout
& then remove the keys, by popping them up with 2 flat head screwdrivers.

Now you should be able to wash the plastic parts with a damp (Not wet) rag. Do this with the keyboard upside down, so there is no chance of the water running into the switches. Leave the keyboard and keys to dry upside down overnight and next day replace the keys in the correct places.

We used to take all the keys off, put them in a muslin bag, and wash them thoroughly, dry them, and replace them the next day.
Great input...thanks and I will give it a go...I would really like to avoid replacing the keyboard if I can help it...
Jack
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