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Coffee on laptop!

My wife spilled some coffee on her laptop's keyboard. Being in a perfect relationship, we always do the opposite thing. My first instinct reaction was, turn the laptop over and let the keyboard dry" I should have said the opposite.

As a result, she didn't listen to me The next day, the space bar, letter V B N (I think), the 4 arrows and numbers 1-4 are not working. They are still not working for the past few days. She did, finally listen to me 3 days after the incident and turned it over during the night, but it did not work.

Is there a way to get them working again?

P.S. I was not sure whether this should be here or in the "Love & Dating" sub forum.

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See if you can take the keys that aren't working out, start with V B or N rather than Spacebar which is harder to connect back.

See if it's a matter of coffee having dried and blocked the key from working, or if the key doesn't work because of internal damage. If you can press the little piece the key connects to (after you remove the key, obviously) and the key works, then you're in luck. If not you might need to send it off for repair or get yourself a docking station and/or external keyboard.

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Wow. Brings back memories. My wife ruined a laptop of mine 4-5 years ago exactly with a cup of coffee.

If there is a way to get them going after that, I didn't find it. HP chose to send me another one free of charge.

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Women and their laptops. I don't have a laptop, and whenever I spill anything upon my keyboard of a stationary computer (from bodily fluids to other liquids), I just buy a new one, it costs less than 5 euros. My wife though is parading with her laptop all around the flat, whenever I turn around there's her laptop, on the table (just in front where I usually sit), on the coach infront of TV (so I can't lay down and sleep on it), on the bed, under the bed....

Few months ago I was invited to my brother's flat, they were making some dinner, and I couldn't engage in a boring conversation with my brother and his wife, so I took my brother's wife's laptop and started surfing at dinner table waiting for them to serve me a meal. They disliked it, but what a hell, what to do when one waits to get served. I mostly surfed on XT, and ... my beer got somehow spread all over the laptop in some mysterious circumstances (I don't remember exactly how it happened), I just stood up and distanced myself from this event, and my brother and his panicky wife took care of it. Anyhow, a week later I asked them, how's that laptop which got under my beer, and they said, it's all fine, even better than before. So, there's my advice, spill some beer over it, it may work better as it did in my case.

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See if you can take the keys that aren't working out, start with V B or N rather than Spacebar which is harder to connect back.

See if it's a matter of coffee having dried and blocked the key from working, or if the key doesn't work because of internal damage. If you can press the little piece the key connects to (after you remove the key, obviously) and the key works, then you're in luck. If not you might need to send it off for repair or get yourself a docking station and/or external keyboard.
I did take out the space bar to see if there is coffee there, but didn't do what you suggest. I'll try tonight.

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Wow. Brings back memories. My wife ruined a laptop of mine 4-5 years ago exactly with a cup of coffee.

If there is a way to get them going after that, I didn't find it. HP chose to send me another one free of charge.
Hmmmmmmmmm, so that's covered with warranty? I should check, because it is still under warranty.

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Women and their laptops. I don't have a laptop, and whenever I spill anything upon my keyboard of a stationary computer (from bodily fluids to other liquids), I just buy a new one, it costs less than 5 euros. My wife though is parading with her laptop all around the flat, whenever I turn around there's her laptop, on the table (just in front where I usually sit), on the coach infront of TV (so I can't lay down and sleep on it), on the bed, under the bed....

Few months ago I was invited to my brother's flat, they were making some dinner, and I couldn't engage in a boring conversation with my brother and his wife, so I took my brother's wife's laptop and started surfing at dinner table waiting for them to serve me a meal. They disliked it, but what a hell, what to do when one waits to get served. I mostly surfed on XT, and ... my beer got somehow spread all over the laptop in some mysterious circumstances (I don't remember exactly how it happened), I just stood up and distanced myself from this event, and my brother and his panicky wife took care of it. Anyhow, a week later I asked them, how's that laptop which got under my beer, and they said, it's all fine, even better than before. So, there's my advice, spill some beer over it, it may work better as it did in my case.


To be honest, it was my son who pushed my wife's hand and the coffee was spilled. But I get the same treatment whenever I come near her laptop. I give her a harder treatment in return as she's not allowed to use mine

Would non-alcoholic beer work, in your opinion?

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"وما الحيله فقد اراد اعدائي ان يغطوا كل خدماتي بغطاء اسود وقد نجحوا في ذلك."

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Would non-alcoholic beer work, in your opinion?
I wouldn't risk it if I was you. Why try different, if my way was proven right? You can still buy alcohol, can't you, if anyone gives you strange looks, just explain it's for the laptop, not for you.


Besides, you did marry in your ethnic circle, didn't you? That's how it should be done, anyway... so why does your wife need letters B, V, N? Your Arabic letters are different anyway, and those Latin B,V,N just mess up Arabic calligraphy. And you don't really need space bar, all what you need is a little ingenuity. Just end all the words with letters that don't connect to the left, and here you go, no need of a space bar.

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Hmmmmmmmmm, so that's covered with warranty? I should check, because it is still under warranty.
In my case, yes.

To my surprise, they just sent a new laptop saying that the old one couldn't be repaired due to liquid damage.
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HP delivering on warranty for liquid damage, I am amazed.

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I wouldn't risk it if I was you. Why try different, if my way was proven right? You can still buy alcohol, can't you, if anyone gives you strange looks, just explain it's for the laptop, not for you.
Well,actuallynoIcsn'tdrink,buy,sell,gift,import,ex port,....prettymucvheverything.Icanonlyuseitasmedi cine,whichIthinkinthiscaseitapply


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Besides, you did marry in your ethnic circle, didn't you? That's how it should be done, anyway... so why does your wife need letters B, V, N? Your Arabic letters are different anyway, and those Latin B,V,N just mess up Arabic calligraphy. And you don't really need space bar, all what you need is a little ingenuity. Just end all the words with letters that don't connect to the left, and here you go, no need of a space bar.
Well,youseemygoodmafiafriend,it'ssadlythephysicalk eyboard,whichmeansArabicalphapetsareaffectedtoo:cr y:
Justnoticedthatallalphapetsactuallywork:yay:

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Well,actuallynoIcsn'tdrink,buy,sell,gift,import,ex port,....prettymucvheverything.Icanonlyuseitasmedi cine,whichIthinkinthiscaseitapplyWell,youseemygood mafiafriend,it'ssadlythephysicalkeyboard,whichmean sArabicalphapetsareaffectedtoo
Justnoticedthatallalphapetsactuallywork:yay:

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This is the last time I give an advice in XT. I thought it was clear, that you should use that beer on laptop, and not devour it yourself!

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"My wife spilled" really means it was you, no?

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This is the last time I give an advice in XT. I thought it was clear, that you should use that beer on laptop, and not devour it yourself!
I am sorry, couldn't RESIST

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"My wife spilled" really means it was you, no?
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So how well did Child X and Wife Y spell coffee? Did they get the double 'e' and the double 'f' correct?

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So how well did Child X and Wife Y spell coffee? Did they get the double 'e' and the double 'f' correct?
Well enough to spell Shame on you!

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