Tipps for replacing the keyboard after redwine damage

Hey guys,

Christmas got crazy this year and somehow my glas of wine decided to fall over and spill all over the keyboard of my Sony Vaio SV-S13A1C5E. After shutting it off, cleaning of as much wine as possible, then flipping it upside down and letting it dry over night, I started dismantelling it on the next day. Took it apart completely and found out, that the wine only got on to the parts of the keyboard. I took off all keys and the plastic backing, cleaned them thoroughly and let them dry in a nice bed of rice till the next day.

Today I put everything together again, booted up the loaptop (which luckily worked!) but had to see, that many of my keys are not working (e.g space and Enter).

My next thought was to replace the keyboard parts. The only problem is, that one part seems to be glued in place and I don't know how to remove it propperly and how I would install the replacement.


Is this even the right way to do all of this? Or does anyone have a better idea how I should advance from now on? I believe what makes replacing this keyboard harder than replacing other Sony Vaio keyboards is, that it isnot a seperate unit but part of the sturdy aluminum top of the laptop.

I'll be glad for every bit of information from you guys.

Thanks in advance


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I just received my keyboard and started dismantling my laptop again. Unfortunately it isn't as easy to remove the keyboard as I hoped. It is not just a switch like in the thread you posted, but the keyboard is bolted in with tiny plastic bolts. You actually need to tear of the tops of those little bolts to eventually tear of the keyboard. As mine was broken, I was not very careful with it an bent it pretty heavily, but without damaging the other laptop parts. Then i will be able to place the new keyboard where the old one was and I'll try to lightly glue it in place (of course after testing if it works :D ).

As I am currently on my phone I don't know how to post pictures, but I'll take some and post them below if possible.

Thx again


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Hello again. I am now typing on my new keyboard and it seems to be working :D

If anybody tells me how to, I can attach some pictures I took during the installment of the new keyboard, if wanted.


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Andy B, you are definitely on the right track. Removing the keys is not going to fix the shortcircuits inside the keyboard. You will heave to replace the keyboard. Yes, the listing of the keyboard you attached should work. Always ask the vendor for confirmation. Read through this forum for more info about the latch that holds the keyboard in.

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