Hybrid laptop/tablet manufactured by Microsoft. Released October 2015. Model 1703.

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Spilled coffee on keyboard now battery won't charge

I spilled coffee (fully loaded with all the goodies) on my Surface Book keyboard. I dried it off and rinsed it (upside down) with water to get the stickyness out of it. I let the keyboard battery fully discharge and put in a bag of rice (the big one from Costco) for a week. The clipboard still works fine and I can connect it to the base and the base trackpad and keyboard works but the base battery will no longer charge. I have heard that sending it in is a minimum $750 charge from MSFT. Willing to try and take it apart via your teardown video and ifixit kit, to see about drying the innards out but what adhesive do I use to put it back together?

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After a week, I doubt that residual water is going to be your issue. It is more likely that either the battery connector or the I/O board may have been damaged. Opening your surface book up may allow you to see which that is, and which to replace. As far as adhesive, I recommend normal, off the shelf super glue. One dot every half inch should hold it firmly, but leave it defenseless at the hands of an iOpener if you open it up again later.

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