Keyboard not working after spilled water

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Please forgive the nature of this basic question, but...  My kid spilled a little bit of water on my keyboard and the space bar stopped working.  Can it be fixed at a reasonable cost (or fixed at all?), or am I better off buying a new keyboard?
I would rather fix it as it was a fairly expensive keyboard and cash is tight this year...
Thank you for any advice!  

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  • Ian
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    Please forgive the nature of this basic question, but...  My kid spilled a little bit of water on my keyboard and the space bar stopped working.  Can it be fixed at a reasonable cost (or fixed at all?), or am I better off buying a new keyboard?
    I would rather fix it as it was a fairly expensive keyboard and cash is tight this year...
    Thank you for any advice!  
    Greetings. Are you referring to a laptop keyboard or a standalone keyboard? 
  • Ian said:
    Please forgive the nature of this basic question, but...  My kid spilled a little bit of water on my keyboard and the space bar stopped working.  Can it be fixed at a reasonable cost (or fixed at all?), or am I better off buying a new keyboard?
    I would rather fix it as it was a fairly expensive keyboard and cash is tight this year...
    Thank you for any advice!  
    Greetings. Are you referring to a laptop keyboard or a standalone keyboard? 
    Ian, I have a standard keyboard. 
  • TSPhillipT
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    edited December 2020
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    Hello @hannah1346

    When it comes to water damage, you will actually be how surprised how durable and water resistant electronics can be.  I highly recommend letting your keyboard dry out for an extended amount of time, something like a week or two and make sure you do not plug it in.  The issue with wet electronics is when there is electricity running through it, especially when wet.  

    Here is a pretty cool video from Linus Tech Tips washing a lot of gaming keyboards through a dishwasher and seeing them work after letting them dry for 2 weeks; 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgnF42ZoRSw
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