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 Post subject: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:11 am 
Klamath
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Quick question. A coworker spilled vodka and orange on ner relatively new Lenovo laptop. The keyboard still works, but some keys are sticky.

I was prepared to replace the keyboard for her, but is there any way or fluid I can use (after removing the keyboard) to clean out the sticky residue.

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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:37 am 
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You'll probably be looking at cleaning each key idividually or replacing the keyboard as a whole.


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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:25 pm 
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That is what I was afraid of.

I know I have used a mixture of distilled water and denatured alcohol on a desktop keyboard that had Mountain Dew spilled on it with good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:18 pm 
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With the keyboard removed, I would try your distilled water/alcohol remedy. Get a try and soak the keyboard in it for a time, blow it dry with some compressed and and air dry over night and give it a shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:16 am 
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That I will. Cheaper than a new keyboard.


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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:16 am 
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Most laptop keyboards are open allowing heat to exit (and fluid and debris to enter). I would expect to find orange juice throughout.

Remove keyboard and run through dishwasher with teaspoon of dishwasher detergent. Let dry a couple of days. The keys will either be unstuck or not.

Truthfully, you probably should remove HDD and monitor screen and wash the remaining laptop in the dishwasher. I'm impressed it didn't short out.

At least Lenovo's are easy to disassemble/reassemble and well documented.


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 Post subject: Re: Vodka & orange & Lenovo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:38 am 
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most lenovos have drainage holes under the unit specifically for keyboard spills.
as long as the unit was not tilted at a hard angle or turned upside down, most of the liquid should have gone through the keyboard and into the drain slots and not onto other critical areas. i would check to make sure, but it should be ok.


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