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05-09-2012 04:16 PM
I have a Pavilion dv7 that is about one year old. I spilt a small amount of water near the left side of the keyboard yesterday. It was off when I spilt the water, but after wiping the keys to dry them off, I turned it on. Here were the problems I was having at the time.
-A lot of the keys on the left side where I spilt the water weren’t working.
I was still able to sign in with my fingerprint scanner, and everything else was working fine. I thought it was acting up because it may have still been wet inside, so I turned the laptop off to let it dry overnight.
This morning I tried to use it again, but I was having similar problems. Here’s what was wrong.
-The keys were giving strange outputs. For example, hitting “a” would produce something like “a5hgde” and the “k” key would log me out of my account. They always gave the same outputs as if they’d been reprogrammed.
I tried to look for solutions to wet laptop keyboards online, and many sites said some of the keyboard’s circuits may have gotten crossed, and it would need to be replaced. I tried to remove the keyboard part earlier today, but after looking at some videos, I realized I needed to take out my battery and remove a few screws behind it first. I took out my battery, but I realized I didn’t have the right screwdriver for the screws.
I put the battery back in and tried to turn on the power again, but nothing happened. I tried to turn it on using just the AC power cord but it still wouldn’t turn on.
The lights that normally come on when the power cord is plugged in are still coming on and everything, so I think it may be a problem with the power button itself, or the circuitry for the power button.
I’d really appreciate any help or suggestions with this problem. I will be back on in a few hours to check responses and reply to any questions about my problem. Thank you!
05-09-2012 05:07 PM - edited 05-09-2012 05:10 PM
Water hangs around in a laptop for a long time. You need to turn off that laptop for a few days before the damage becomes permanent. Okay? Just let it lie and dry, it's the only thing to do.
If it were a rattler. . . .