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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 24, 2011
    Unhappy My Keyboard has amind of its own.
    yesterday afternoon my dog knock over a cup of ice tea and a good portion of it landed ontop of my mac book keyboard. After a few hours had passed and i had dried and patted down the spilt beverage the bottom row of keyys stopped working. Now,as i sit on another computer when i hit a single key it acts as though i have my finger down on the key steady.

    Is my computer ruined? will an external keyboard allow me to regain some control?
    everything else is operating.It's just the keyboard.

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    There is no chance you got all the moisture out of the keyboard by letting it just sit there for a few hours and patting it down. Absolutely no chance. You may have something shorted out, or maybe (though far less likely) you have a mechanical failure from it being "sticky" due to sugar in the tea that got under the key. There is also the very distinct possibility that fluid got down into the motherboard of your MacBook and shorted something out, and not just something related to the keyboard. The longer you keep messing with this, the more likely you will short more things out. You really should get it to a pro.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums - sad under such circumstanced.

    And alas corey liquid + electronics often = death. have a read of this sticky:-
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 10, 2011
    I had an iBook G4 once and was able to pop the whole keyboard out by pressing a couple of tabs. If you can do this then remove it and let everything air dry. Otherwise default to the above sage advice.

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