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Old 10-07-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hello there just 1 month after my TV burned out and became unable to watch, I was without TV so I began using my laptop to watch TV on on with a tuner. Well, one night my son dropped a half glass full of water directly onto the laptop the keyboard area from left to right, I jumped up and immediately flipped the laptop upside down and began patting it down with paper towels as much as possible. I got 90% of it but the rest must have sank into the laptop itself...its a HP DV8000 $1400 laptop.

Now everything works perfectly...sound, power, hard drive, dvd drive, Im typing with a USB desktop keyboard so that works ok, however, NONE of the buttons of the keyboard itself on the laptop work at all. Not even the num pad that didnt get wet at all. The mouse pad and power/volume buttons above the keyboard work fine as well.

Also noted, on the LCD display there is a BRIGHT splotch about 1 inch wide and 3 inches high and also its all along the bottom of the display like waves about an inch high only at the bottom though.
The spots are getting smaller and less bright as time goes by.


Can someone please help me out and tell me what I could do to fix it or is it possible to buy just a new keyboard for the laptop and have someone install it? I saw replacements but I dont know how to install it.


Also I tried to take all the screws out the laptop and open it up but even with all the screws out it wouldnt open up, I couldnt figure out how to open it up to dry it out.

Please help this is a family laptop with critical data on it and we dont have $1000 for a new one.

Model: HP DV8000 black laptop
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Processor
ATI Radeon 200M Xpress Graphics Card
2GB RAM

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You could look on ebay for a keyboard as for installing it this is the link to the service manual it shows how to remove and install various components.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/m...roduct=500449&

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OK excellent news, update the keyboard suddenly just started working again I guess after drying out for 3 days. The spot on the display went down about 1 inch per day and its day 5 and its only about the size of a business card. However,

The problem now is 8 keys, space bar, caps lock, tab, R T Y V were removed and the little plastic that keeps them in place was broken on a few of them. I couldnt get them back on some of them broke in the process. Any suggestions on just getting THOSE keys replaced and not the entire keyboard? Im using a USB keyboard now to type and it sucks.
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There is no way to replace just those keys you will have to replace the whole keyboard .
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http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-Any-Key-for-D...3286.m20.l1116

Glad to hear your keyboard is working again, I don't know much about getting the splotch off the screen, I'm sure someone else will.

That link is for an eBay business that supplies individual laptop keys, you can search for your model of laptop+"keys" on eBay and find just about any kind of key.

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