Let’s just say having a glass of soda next to an open laptop is not the smartest idea, but I do it again, and again and again. Thank God I have a Thinkpad. They can take the most amazing amount of abuse and still work! Here is the journey from toothless keyboard to nice, new, non-sticky keyboard.
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Laptop after several keys popped out and broke after my various attempts to solve the sticking problem… Still usable, but annoying.
Somewhat fuzzy image of the new keyboard (trained photographer I is not):
The back of the new keyboard, with the connector strip:
Powered down, battery removed, ready to unscrew and detach keyboard:
Keyboard detached, ready for removal:
Laptop sans keyboard. Ready to mount the new one:
Another fuzzy photo, the old and the new:
New keyboard mounted and secured, laptop booting up, ready to go: