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Some of my keys will not work

Two days ago I splashed some wine on my laptop keyboard.

I quickly wiped it off and everything appeared to be working OK. Today some of the keys do not work: that is when I press them there is no response - I press 1 7 4 - I get 1 4 ( i am typing this from a remote keyboard. Can I remove my keyboard to get underneath and try to clean any contacts?

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I don't believe you can clean contacts from the bottom of the keyboard as the keyboard is a sealed unit. I have included a link to a video on removing the keycaps to clean from the top. Hope this helps.

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Most likely liquid sipped into the rubber mat inside the keyboard where the actual contact switches live. If rj's suggestion doesn't work you will have to order a new topcase.

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As previously mentioned, you can't clean the contacts from the bottom and you need to replace the entire upper case to replace the keyboard.

However you have nothing to lose by trying to clean this the way I do regular/external keyboards. Put it in a dishwasher without soap. Run it through a couple of times - do not let it hit the dry cycle, as it will melt. Shake it out good put it in front of a fan for a couple of days to dry out, then give it a try. This may or may not work. Trying it cost you relatively nothing and can save you the price of a new upper case.

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