Dousing anything that is even remotely electronic in water is nuts, and is a terrific way to damage or even destroy it. Keyboard in the dishwasher qualifies.
The only exception is electronics that are specifically designed to be waterproof/submersible.
If there is any hope of recovering this hardware, I'm with Grey Wolf. Give it at least a few days, and put it somewhere it can dry out easily. A common technique is to stick it in a container with uncooked rice, since rice is great at absorbing moisture (but obviously you do not want to close the container)
(although rice might not be great for a keyboard because it'll get stuck under the keys.....)
|so why is the power run through the keyboard? and he said people online did it and it worked. did those people lie to him? |
Keyboards need power to detect keypresses. We're not talking mechanical typewriter here... it's an electronic device. Electronic devices need electricity.
As for the people online, who knows. They might have been trolling. They might have been lying. They might have just gotten extremely
lucky. The only thing I can say for sure is they were giving terrible, terrible advice.
The laptop failing to start was probably a safety feature of the laptop. Many electronic devices will often fail to power up if they detect a short for this very reason. Better for it to not start than start and fry the entire laptop beyond repair.