Replace the guide bars when you are finished. You want a very small amount on the edge of the rubber cup. As a nerd, you think you know the layout, but you don't. That distilled water is safe for electronics and is by itself, not a conductor and non-corrosive. Don't remove them all at once because you might forget what order they go in.
Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. Allow the keyboard to dry thoroughly. ! If you just spilled something on your keyboard, shut your computer down as fast as possible! If you do, then look for a Function Fn key on the keyboard. Do a search on Amazon or eBay's Buy It Now by your laptop model for a replacement. Gently pry up the jammed key.
Grab onto a corner of a key and firmly lift up. Dip your cotton swab into the rubbing alcohol and begin to clean around each key post. I immediately shut it down, took the battery out, and turned it upside down to shake it out. Replace all of the rubber components into the keyboard and then install the keys. You can roll the swab against the opening of the alcohol bottle to remove excess liquid making sure that alcohol does not drip from the swab. Open Settings in Windows 10 Open Control Panel in Windows 7 2 Click Ease of Access.
Remove any guide bars and clean under these as well. If you are cleaning the entire laptop keyboard, draw a keyboard map on a piece of paper so that you know exactly where each key goes. There may be a small piece of rubber connected to each key, depending on your make of laptop, so remove these as well and place them in a small container, as they are small and easily lost. It could be worth trying to use canned air and blowing out any food material and dry out any spilled liquid, to see if that fixes the repeating keys issue. But just water alone can do permanent damage that sometimes can be irreversible. The problem is water is a better solvent for Acids, Salts and Sugars than isopropyl alcohol.
Put the keys on a paper towel and allow them to dry completely. If the keyboard is mechanical, it is advisable to watch tutorials for disassembly of mechanical switches, as you may likely need to do this. It's quite possible that you splashed liquid into every deep dark crevice of your computer during your spill. Fn + F5 Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. You do not need to use excessive force, as a bit of gentle pressure should allow the key to come loose easily. Force shut down your computer by holding the power button until it turns off.
Fn + F6 Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off. Again, take your time and don't rush this part, you can still snap part of a key or try to force a key into the wrong place. You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. This article has also been viewed 353,119 times. Flip your computer upside-down on a towel and give it about an hour to completely dry.
Fn + Left Arrow Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness. If your Acer laptop is still under warranty, it is recommended that you contact Acer support to have your keyboard repaired or your laptop replaced. Perhaps you spilled a drink on it, or you just like to eat and surf the web at the same time. When disconnecting, keep the below suggestions in mind. I did not have to rinse multiple times just becuase of the contamination issue. There is no need to spend the money on an expensive replacement keyboard, because you can restore your laptop keyboard yourself.
Wipe up as much as you can with a dry cloth, let it dry overnight, then clean. Spilled liquid or food If food or liquid has ever been spilled into the keyboard, it can cause the keys to stick and be repeated. Don't do more than a couple at one time. Make sure the letter you press on your keyboard is what shows up on your screen, it's very easy to switch two keys even if you were paying very close attention to their placement. To check you can lift up on the edge a key and peer in with some light shined in there. Or you can just leave hardware issues to an expert. If a key still appears to stick a little, repeat steps 5-7 as needed.