2 Keys Not Working After Cleaning Keyboard

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  1. Sukorow
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    Ok, so I just had a shitty experience. I decided to clean my keyboard because it was pretty dirty and I had nothing better to do. So I took off all the key caps and had them sitting in hot water for about a minute. While the keycaps were drying. I grabbed some hot water, and a couple of q-tips, and went around my keyboard cleaning it. I used little of water and no rubbing alcohol. After doing that, the key caps were pretty much dry. So I put them back on and also drying each key cap off if they were still wet. After doing so and putting it back on. The Windows Key & the number 7 key no longer work, or I should say they are always acting like the key is down, when it's not. I took the cap off of both of them to see if it was stuck, but it's not. So am I basically fucked for those two keys? Luckily I'm using a corsair strafe. So I was able to disable the wins key and set the number 7 key to a different key that I don't ever use. If anyone has a solution, then that would be nice xd

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    So I basically contacted Corsair and sent out a ticket to RMA it. They approved, and I should be getting a replacement after sending it out. Hopefully, they won't cancel it or anything, that's if they do notice water damage.
     
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    If the problem doesn't work itself out? Yes, you're fucked. Should have used alcohol. You can try an RMA, but if they noticed the water damage, it wouldn't go well.
     
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    damn. I was thinking that alcohol would be worst over water? In the first place, I got an unlucky keyboard in general. I think in the first week of using the keyboard, my F key's light was going out. Of course, I didn't bother to RMA it cause it was just one key.
     
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    Isopropyl alcohol, 90% or higher. Recommended for most electronic cleaning.
     
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    Oh ok.
     
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    Using water on RGB keyboards is just... dumb.
    Alcohol is better for that.
     
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    Ya I wasn't thinking. Currently waiting for corsair to respond. To see if I can replace it.