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    Too hot to think straight! A teacher spilt water over her laptop thurs, it's been in my airing cupboard since, it works but a section of the keyboard doesn't.

    Now the laptop is 3 years old is it worth tracking down a replacement keyboard or shall I give it back to the teacher with an external keyboard? Even with a replacement keyboard is it going to work?

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    i would have thought it was worth replacing the keyboard - depending how much you have to pay for one. The last one I bought was about 60, I think.

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    get a new keyboard, but ask the member of staff to pay due to negligence. in the mean time give them a USB keyboard to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    i would have thought it was worth replacing the keyboard - depending how much you have to pay for one. The last one I bought was about 60, I think.
    It really does depend. I know a school who got some Acer Keyboards and some Toshiba ones for 5 each. If you can get them that cheap i would replace it

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    I'm going to go down the ebay route, just in case it's not just the keyboard that's damaged but some electronics underneath. The laptop still works but I'm going to give it a week of use to see if anything else fails!

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    You have the laptop now, so the equation is teacher+water, this means surely you have to drown the teacher? I can't see any other possible meaning.

    Definitely shop around for the keyboard, we had to replace a Toshiba keyboard, official Toshiba repair centres wanted a a limb for a keyboard, we found a few shops on the Interthing and got one for 9.

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    I usually find teacher + water + desktop a much better combination. Especially if the desktop is plugged in and switched on.

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    I had exactly the same problem with a DELL laptop. The teacher spilt her water into the keyboard. After drying out the computer, four of the keys refused to work no matter what I did. Dried out the computer, tested with a known working keyboard, all was well so I ordered a new one.

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    After searching fruitlessly anyone know how to take apart a satellite pro L100?

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    We find if they spill other liquids (coffee tea etc) onto keyboards, we take them out run them under a warm tap, then a cold tap, it takes all the sugary sticky and other junk that has accumulated. Then leave to dry, and after a few days they usually work...

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    Sorry to ask again - anyone know how to remove the keyboard on a satellite pro l100, searched and searched to no avail. Some Satellite pros need to be completely dismantled and some you just prise off the laptop bezel.

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    I seem to remember them being quite easy. They have a bezel to remove like normal don't they, this is screwed on at te back of the laptop though (where the hinge coveres are) pull that off, the keybaord is screwed on through screws along the base to. More then likely 2 knowing Toshiba, though they sneak 3 into some models.

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    Found that one thanks, every one except mine! Not even one that looks familar.

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    A toshiba A200 and A100 are similar to take apart I thought

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