I spilled some coffee on my keyboard and now some of the keys are stuck. How do I fix it?Answer:
Ah, the ubiquitous coffee-spill scenario. It happens to the best of us. We see this kind of thing enough that we have an emergency protocol for this catastrophe locked and loaded. Immediately after spillage, unplug your computer and remove the battery. Turn your computer upside down to allow the liquid to drain out. If your keyboard is still a little sticky after all is said and done, it’s safe to say that there’s still some substance inside your keyboard, which can cause damage a little more serious than a sticky Q button. You can use alcohol pads to gently wipe the keyboard to get rid of most residual stickyness. If you’re up to it, you can even pry up the keys and wipe underneath, but we wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re confident in your abilities: those keys can be a pain to put back on.
Even if you think you’ve managed to drain all the liquid from your computer, bring it on in and we’ll take a look just to make sure. We’ve taken to calling ourselves the “Spill Damage Professionals” around here. Impressed? If you’ve had a recent or not-so-recent spill, we’ll diagnose any lingering issues for free, and make any repairs if need be.