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    Sticking Laptop Key

    Any idea how to fix a sticking key on a notebook? My roomate's left arrow key on his HP laptop is sticking every 2 or 3 taps.

    Thanks in advance.

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    In my experience carefully removing the key and cleaning the sensor with alcohol, as well as the spring and metal/plastic associated with where it inserts fixes it. Just be careful and use a qtip and some rubbing alcohol. If it's a mechanical problem, you may be able to twist the retention clip (don't know if that's what it actually is) back to its normal shape.

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    Quick attempt...Can of compressed air...get the straw in there and blow the heck out of all the keys. Often lint, hairs, junk under them.

    A bigger fix required attempt...As mentioned above, pull the key itself. They commonly have a plastic scissor-jack mechanism under there...pay attention to how it's setup, so you can snap it back together.
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    Thumbs up Reattaching a laptop key after cleaning

    Hey you can take help from this video installation guide:

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    I had the same problem few days ago, after doing search I found this video guide. It has simple instructions we can do it easily. Try it this might help you out!!!! Good Luck

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    Oh, thank god! This problem has been bugging me for the last 4 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Oh, thank god! This problem has been bugging me for the last 4 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Oh, thank god! This problem has been bugging me for the last 4 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Oh, thank god! This problem has been bugging me for the last 4 years.

    You mean you haven't fixed it yet?????







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    Are you serious? Is the replacement laptop key business really that profitable!?

    Can we close this thread to keep the spammers away?

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    Kyle, if you need some financial help affording this repair, I have a friend in Nigeria who lost his brother, he is set to receive a large inheritance, but he cannot cash it there.

    If you take the check and cash it, you could keep enough to buy a few new keys and a bit extra, then return the rest to my friend.

    We would only need a small down payment as collateral.

    This should be no trouble to fix a 4 year problem!


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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Kyle, if you need some financial help affording this repair, I have a friend in Nigeria who lost his brother, he is set to receive a large inheritance, but he cannot cash it there.

    If you take the check and cash it, you could keep enough to buy a few new keys and a bit extra, then return the rest to my friend.

    We would only need a small down payment as collateral.

    This should be no trouble to fix a 4 year problem!


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