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i have had a spill on my Mac book and now 5 of the keys won't work unless the capslock is on. My question is can I buy a wireless keyboard and will it work? Apple wanted $700 to fix it and the keyboard only costs $70. But I hate to buy it and find it won't work. I love my little Mac, this is my first one.
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You can certainly try a wireless keyboard, but I would probably go with a wired USB keyboard as they are less expensive and more durable. The reason Apple quoted you the $700 price is for a new logic board which is under the keyboard, not for the $70 keyboard.

Spills usually cause considerable damage which does not always show up right away. Depending on what you spilled, the residue of it is probably on your logic board.
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So does that mean that a new key board won't help? It was a small amount of water that was spilled. I will try the wired keyboard if it will work.
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The wired keyboard should work OK. What I'm referring you to is the fact that spills sometime cause damage which can show up later on, not right away.
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I was thinking if the warranty is not god because of the spill, shold I open it up and make sure it is dry? It has been almost two months since it happened. In the meantime I will order the wired keyboard.
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If it's already been two months, don't worry about it. The water has undoubtably dried - just hope that it didn't do any other damage to the underlying electronics.
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