Spilled Coffee Only One Line of Keys Does Not Work
I spilled coffee on the upper left part of my keyboard, turned it over and then off, dried it, and waited. I turned it back on and the computer seems to be working fine except for the third row of keys in the middle.
The keys from "w" to "o" don't work (i.e.: w e r t y u i o). Coffee was not even spilled on the right half of the keys. I removed several of the keys and cleaned them with alcohol but they still don't work. Many of them are not even sticky.
There is no backlighting on part of the left side of the keyboard which seems to roughly correspond to where I spilled the coffee. But, on the "t"-"o" keys the backlighting works fine, the keys just don't work.
Would there be some short in the "wire" that connects these keys to the logic board? Any other ideas? Would it make sense to open the computer up and try to clean from the inside?
Quotes from our local mac shop are pretty expensive just to look at the thing.
Any insight is much appreciated!
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