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Kresimir
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Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

My 1.5 years old sun spill half of a glass, with Coca Cola inside on ThinkPad Yoga keyboard.

I did turn it upside down, went to BIOS and disconnect battery power. Yoga was functional whole time and did not have any problems with liquid in keyboard. I did pull bottom bezel and disconnect battery and left yoga upside down in rice until morning.

I was terrified and angry on myself why I did not stick to T series with water drain keyboard.

In morning I powered it up, and everything was OK, except sticky keyboard keys (Why I’m drinking Cola, water is so much better and healthierJ)

I was thinking to disassembly whole thing and clean keyboard, but this is not a simple job according to hardware maintenance manual. Then I tried to clean keyboard with compressed air, and it helped, but not at once. I spent 3 packs of air to get back key press feel like it was before spill (Few nights spray it and left it upside down).

Finally advice:

If you have ThinkPad Yoga and work at home with little kids around, have prepared compressed air bottle. If I was clever enough to clean keyboard before Cola dried I think I would be fairly better and easier to clean keyboard.

God job Lenovo for water resistant ThinkPad Yoga keyboard!

Now fix OneLink dock port flapping issue J

Regards!

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

Hi,

 

That was indeed some useful information. Hopefully, our forum users will find it helpful.

 

And I would like to appreciate the feedback on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, specifically the keyboard. Hope you are having a great time with the product.

 

Please feel free to post back in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any query.

 

Cheers!

 

Best regards,

Mithun.



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JosueReynoso
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

I spilled a small amount of water on my yoga thinkpad 12.5". I inmediatly unplugged the laptop from the AC cord and turned off the device but now some of the keyboard keys are not working. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga spill advice


@JosueReynoso wrote:

I spilled a small amount of water on my yoga thinkpad 12.5". I inmediatly unplugged the laptop from the AC cord and turned off the device but now some of the keyboard keys are not working. Any ideas on how to fix it?


Welcome to the Lenovo Community !

 

I think the best you can do is turn in over with the keyboard facing downward at an angle towards the back hinge to let any remaining water drain.  Let it sit in this position for a couple of days.  I would also avoid using the laptop during this drying period to avoid any possible short circuits.  Since you live in a cold weather state, if your furnace heat vents in your home blow warm and not hot air you could also try propping the laptop against a vent hinge side down and let the warm air circulate around the keyboard for a couple of days.  If either of those options didn't resolve the problem then I would suggest having the keyboard replaced.



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TomIamaTeacher
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

I spilled seltzer on the lop left corner of the keyboard. I have dried it off for 24 hours. Now when I press the power button the light in the icon in the bottom right corner of the keyboard lights up red and 3 keys on the keyboard light up yellow for a split second, then nothing.

Is there anything I can do to salvage this machine?

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Re: Thinkpad Yoga spill advice

Welcome to the Lenovo Community TomlamaTeacher !

 

Sorry to hear what happened. 

 

If it was just seltzer water then I doubt any residue was left behind when it dried.  Problem is, not knowing the quantity spilled, there still maybe seltzer inside the laptop under the keyboard which is preventing boot up.  Liquid inside can take more than 24 hours to dry up.    Worse case scenario, the liquid shorted out internal components after the initial spill and damaged the motherboard.   At this point the best you can do is have the laptop serviced to determine the extent of damage, if any.    Most Best Buy stores here in the U.S. are Lenovo authorized repair centers.  I would bring it in and have them look at it. 



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