[m18x] Troubleshooting liquid splash consequences

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by @tomX, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. Raidriar

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    Any of those keys are interrupt/override keys, thats the only reason why they would "stop" momentarily the volume up/down thing. Still would be worth cleaning the components, I don't know why you won't just go ahead and do it. Really, its not that hard and it would give us more information if it still doesn't work.
     
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    UltraGSM ...so many Alienwares...

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    disconnect that damn spilt keyboard, replace it with another one as I believe problem will go away. try w/o keyboard and report
     
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    reborn2003 THE CHIEF!

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    I've experienced something similar like this. For my fix I bought a new keyboard and replaced it.
    Good luck with getting it fixed.

    Cheers. :)
     
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    Will try disconnecting keyboard to see if it changes something.
    Then I will try cleaning the socket... simple question : hace you seen the size of a Q-tip and the size of the socket slot? well its not really compatible...
     
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    You don't want to get any cotton fuzz stuck in there either. Use 91% alcohol as suggested with a soft bristled brush or a folded reinforced microfiber tissue (like the disposable eyeglass wipes), just be gentle not to disturb/distort the pins, then blow it dry with compressed air.
     
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    Will try this WE, thanks for suggestions.
     
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