Keyboard not responding with correct keys

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sandyhere Posts 1 Registration date Saturday August 26, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 at 12:11 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Aug 27, 2017 at 05:49 AM
Hello!

I have an Asus s46c since 2013.

I accidentally spilled some water on my keyboard yesterday but I managed to dry it. However today, it's not working at all. For example, when I type "hello" it looks like this: h5
Letters llo doesn't show (I'm using onscreen keyboard now).
When I type the delete button, this shows instead: ]

So some keys type out the right letters, but most of the keys aren't working.

I've used a hairdryer to dry out my keyboard; I've tried shift+ctrl+alt+numlk but it doesn't work cuz the actual keys don't work and onscreen keyboard doesn't really command those functions lol. I've even reformatted my computer because I thought I had a virus. It's still the same and not working.

Is there a way to fix my keyboard? Or is the damage irreversible? I'm glad there's onscreen keyboard so I can use it in the meantime but it takes forever and hurts my hand and wrist.... :(

Please help, thank you!
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Aug 27, 2017 at 05:49 AM
For the time being you probably can use an external keyboard.

Your actual laptop keyboard probably need to be replaced as the water probably created circuit shortcuts.
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