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    Keyboard problem

    Hi, hope there's someone out there who can help.

    I spilt some tea on my keyboard earlier today (the handle came off the cup!) but everything was working fine immediately afterwards. I then had a break from work and came back to it later to find that half of the keys aren't working. The middle row I'm getting nothing - the delete/backspace buttons aren't working, cap lock... although maybe 2/3 of the buttons are working fine. I tried a spare keyboard and it was exactly the same. I've tried system restore, I've tried uninstalling the driver... but nothing seems to work. What have I done? Is it the tea? If it is, why is the other keyboard exactly the same? Is there some way of restoring the settings? PLEASE somebody reply - I have a deadline to meet! (I've typed this on the kids' computer BTW, in case anyone's wondering!

    Thanks. (NB: simple language only - not very computer literate.)

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    is it a ps2 or usb keyboard

    you shouldnt have system restored spilling tea on akeyboard wont affect drivers on the hard drive unless you prop the keyboard up with your hard drives and for some reason removed the casing

    plug in a new keyboard and restart the computer a couple of times to make sure it finds it

    worst case scenario use the on screen keyboard in windows


    spilling tea would not damage windows though if it happens with all keyboards you have an unrelated issue


    also make sure you havent broken any pins on the ps2 connector for keyboard too

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    yup what danny said is true, spilling stuff on keyboards can only kill the keyboard at most, dont know what you could have done except that, and also what danny said about the pins, all the best buddy good luck

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    fixed this by chance with my mates. he threw red wine all over his backlit keyboard, so i told him to unplug it, and go shower it with hot water, then stand it on end in the airing cupboard for 2 days.

    he sent a IM earlier saying its back and working fine.

    coffee if left will corrode the tracks. so go shower it, or strip it down if you fancy a challenge.

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    hey, i had a keyboard which had coke spilled on it, i did what gonzo said, but it didnt work, but the amazing thing is, i gave it away to my nephew a few months later, and when he tried it, it worked prefectly! worse thing is i really liked that keyboard, but i suppose that did make way for the G15

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