Hey! I have an old crappy lappy (gateway 7320) that really isn't worth spending much money on to replace parts. I let my 6mo baby use it to watch Baby Einstein, and she threw up on the keyboard. I didn't notice immediately, so I guess it soaked in a bit. No problems until I turned it off, since double click generally works instead of enter on everything that I use on it. However, when I tried starting it, I can't get Windows to load because the enter key won't work.
For the last year or so, it's said ''hit F1 to setup" and when you do, it takes you to BIOS where you have to hit escape and then enter. Since I can't use the enter key, windows won't load :-P I've tried cleaning under the key with distilled alcohol and a q tip, I've left it to dry for nearly a month, but it is still not working.
First of all, is there any key combination that the computer recognizes as enter? (this has nothing to do with windows, just the machine). Or do you have any other ideas on how to make the key work? As I said, it's almost 6 years old, so I don't really think it's worth buying expensive parts to replace the whole keyboard, but it would be nice for her to have it back for her videos.