Sticking Keys

Hewlett-packard Mini 110-1020nr netbook
February 10, 2010 at 15:11:04
Specs: WindowsXP
Hi, I was just wondering how can I remove the keys from the keyboard to clean the sticky keys? Also my power button and wireless buttons are sticky too. I am pretty advanced when it comes to laptops and desktops, just netbooks are much smaller.
Is there a possibility I could use electronic cleaner on the keys?

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#1
February 10, 2010 at 15:19:04
The keys usually can be pried up with a small screwdriver or two. I sometimes use a furniture polish on the moving part on the keyboard. Just a touch of pledge. Vacuum the crud out first.

You can try technical grade alcohol or cleaner but they tend to be kind of solvent more than cleaner. Be careful in all cases and turn the power off.

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#2
February 10, 2010 at 18:35:21
Cleaners designed for electronic parts and circuit boards will almost always melt the plastic keys and laptop case.

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#3
February 10, 2010 at 18:38:11
Good thing I didnt try the electronic cleaner then.

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#4
February 10, 2010 at 19:32:18
Some are OK, you'd need to check the label. If it's one of the 'melting' kind there'll be warnings about using it on plastic.

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