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Old 05-11-2018, 01:37 PM
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Default Spilled beer on my laptop keyboard

The built in keyboard is shot but the computer seems to be OK when I use an external keyboard.

EXCEPT, sometimes whatever the beer did created a short or something that hs the affect of holding down the certain keys making it impossible to even log in.

Is there any way to clean out the short?

Is there some way to disable the built in keyboard permanently. I've gone to control panel and selected the external keyboard but that seems to get undone as soon as I reboot, or even before that.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:40 PM
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You can probably disable it in the BIOS. When you boot up, it should have something at the beginning of the process to press delete or F2 or something to enter BIOS. Do that and there might be a setting somewhere in that menu to disable the keyboard.
What make/model laptop?
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:48 PM
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So which employer passes out beer at midday on a Friday?
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Look for a repair guide for that laptop, then it might be possible to disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:20 PM
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"beer"

were you trying to hide photos on your phone at the time?
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:21 PM
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Ah, the ribbon cable, perfect. Why didn't I think of that.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:23 PM
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were you trying to hide photos on your phone at the time?

Something like that.

But completely different. IIRC i was recovering from knee surgery at the time.
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Keyboard ribbon? Sounds like advice for a typewriter.
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I spilled coffee on mine some 18 months ago. Everything left of the H key is totally fried. Renders the laptop into a desktop but I don't want to be tempted to take my work with me anyway. I kind of like it.
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Ribbon removed. Easy peasy. Seems to be working fine.
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