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Yesterday I dropped a cup of coffee on my dell Vostro keyboard, and I did the following:-

  1. I turn the laptop off within seconds.
  2. I removed it from charger.
  3. I removed the battery.
  4. Then I removed the keyboard, and I cleaned it with laptop cleaner spray.
  5. I cleaned the keyboard using pure water, and I left it to dry.
  6. Then I reattached the keyboard.

Currently the laptop will work fine but the keyboard is not working. Currently I am stuck on the screen which mentions that the computer was not turned off properly , but at the same time i am unable to click the enter button to start windows. Second problem I have noticed is that the laptop will not turn on unless I use the charger. although if I fully charge it ,and then I remove it from the charger, the laptop will keep working fine? So how I can fix these two problems? And why is my computer is not turning on without the charger?

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How long did you wait from washing it and re-assembling? (48 hours should be minimum)... Have you tore it back down and double checked your connections? –  AthomSfere Aug 27 '13 at 11:13
why i have to wit for 48 hours, i just clean it then i dry it with a cloth, then i keep to dry behind a cool fan for about an hour and then reattached it ? –  john G Aug 27 '13 at 11:32
The components absorb some moisture, and any moisture (even excess humidity) is bad! Its not the water itself, but the circuits the waiter will create between components. If the moisture level stays high then caps will pop, buses will corrode, and weird things happen. –  AthomSfere Aug 27 '13 at 11:34
I think, based upon your other slightly similar question too, you may be best taking it to a shop and getting an expert to have a look for you. –  Dave Aug 27 '13 at 11:42

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