key sticking

January 15, 2010 at 10:50:35

my space bar and the letter m will not function. The computer has been kept clean always. Used a product called "Blow Off" but this didn't help.

It is an Acer Aspire 5100-5022.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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January 15, 2010 at 11:17:48

Laptop keyboards are a frequently replaced item and relatively inexpensive.

Search for: Acer Aspire 5100-5022 replacement keyboard or similar.

e.g. $25 plus shipping

Acer doesn't seem to have Service manuals available for any of their laptop models on their web sites, but there are instructions for how to replace a keyboard on the web.

In the mean time, see your User manual for your model - you can use a USB connected keyboard.

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January 15, 2010 at 13:14:37

Thank you so much.

I live on a small island and called the computer store and they quoted me about $200.00!!!

I am leaving early tomorrow for the USA and have put my Acer in my carry on. Again thanks.

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January 15, 2010 at 13:25:22

I take the key out and under it there is a part that pushes down into the actual switch. Use a bit if Pledge on it. The silicone in the pledge will fix it usually if is mechanical.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 15, 2010 at 13:36:47

Thanks so much, I appreciate it

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January 15, 2010 at 14:13:50

NOTE that the key caps on laptop keyboards are often very difficult to get back on!

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January 15, 2010 at 15:25:10

Sure, I think it is worth a try if you have no other choice. I have had a keyboard for maybe 15 years that I like. Had to play with it more than a few times.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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