How to Do Laptop Keyboard Keys Sticking

October 26, 2010 at 23:24:53
Specs: Windows XP, windows 7, mac os, laptop, 512
The keys on your keyboard are sticking or your keyboard is stuck for a couple of years old and a few of the keys stick when you are typing? Sticking laptop keys are a common problem because of contamination build-up like dust and hair, spilled drinks, and the wearing out of factory lubrication. Laptop keyboards will not wear out if you clean and lubricate them properly. Then there is no need to spend the money on an expensive replacement keyboard with following methods to restore your laptop keyboards to the snappy and smooth performance.

Step1: Troubleshoot the Laptop Keyboard Sticky Keys
Clean the keys that have wires attached and some grease with cotton swabs and naphtha (lighter fluid). Remove all traces of the grease.
Use a small screwdriver to gently pop the sticky keys off of the keyboard and place all keys in a container. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and place keys on paper towels to dry. Let dry completely.
Note: Be gentle pressure with the key in case of using excessive force.
Do to Fix Laptop Keyboard Keys Sticking
Step2: Clean the Entire Laptop Keyboard
If it's just on the surface of keyboard, you can gently try to pop a key off. Many times, the keyboard area is further protected underneath with a rubber or plastic membrane. Clean up what you can. If they come off fairly easily, take a picture of the keyboard before you remove any more, so you know how to put them all back on. You can also lay them out on a surface, in order, as you take them off. Once you have access beneath the keys, clean all the dirty things out of the keyboard with damp cloths and/or cotton swabs. Also clean the keys as best you can. If you have the picture of the layout, you can just throw them in a colander and rinse them off with warm water in the sink for a bit. You may need to take the keyboard apart further to get all the dust or drinks out of the various layers. Please allow them dry completely.


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October 27, 2010 at 03:07:53
Your post is redundant! Why would someone go through all that hassle, risking the chance of damaging the keyboard more for no reason at all...OH, and did I say tedious unnecesary work? Obviously this poster has too mach time on his/her hands.
Did you know that laptop keybards are really inexpensive today?

"there is no need to spend the money on an expensive replacement keyboard"

Just go on ebay and type in the name and model number of your keyboard...you will see brand new ones as low as $10 with free shipping.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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