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Sticky keys are impossible to fix. The best solution is to replace the keyboard or use an external USB keyboard.
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Depending upon how sticky the keys are, it might be easier to buy a cheap replacement keyboard.  Trust me, it takes a whole lot of patience and a steady hand to take apart the keyboard key by key and then put it back together.  

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Search for a keyboard on eBay. Should be about $5-15. Type in "(model name) keyboard."

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Take the keys off yor keyboard, clean and remove and dirt, replace keys and try again

hope this helps

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How do I get access inside keyboard to free up sticking keys?


Sticky keys is a common problem, but most are easy to resolve. If you have a sticky key issue with the embedded laptop keyboard, try this:

1. Power down the device. (Write down these instructions or print, first)

2. Remove the battery and power cable (if attached).

3. Place the device on a flat firm surface, and then open the laptop and push down on LCD screen until it is level with the keyboard, then while holding the laptop firmly in your hand, gently turn it over. Using your fist, tap lightly on the bottom housing. This action dislodges any loose particles (even organic matter) from between the keys.

4. Next, using your power vacuum cleaner (residential quality, mini-vacs have poor suction) with an attached nozzle, thoroughly clean the entire keyboard, passing the nozzle slowly over each keys for several seconds. After which use a can of compressed air to conduct a secondary pass, and then once over again with the vacuum cleaner.

5. Now, using a "disinfecting towel wipe" thoroughly clean the entire keyboard surface. Take care not to rub too harshly. This removes the top layer of sticky dirt and dust that has accumulate.

6. Next, take a cotton swab (yes, a Q-tip) and moisten the tip with (isopropyl alcohol - excellent for dissolving sticky residue), and then clean each key, but start with the key(s) identified with having the "sticking problem". Being certain to clean around the edges, on top, and then from a side entry, gently work the cotton swab underneath those problem keys. Do not worry about any excess alcohol spillage. It will quickly dry or you can afterwards use compressed air to blast off the excess, which does speed-up the drying process. While you are swabbing the keys, periodically press down the problem keys, release and swab again...repeating until the key is free and normal functioning (not sticking).

Once you are done with the process and everything is dried-out and working properly, then close the laptop, turn over and reinsert its battery module and power adapter. Open the unit, power on and enjoy.
The process is a bit more involved with external PC full size keyboards, but nearly the same actions are taken. If you have a much more serious issue that requires the keys to be removed (dissemble - with newer laptops this is easy, too.) or excessive "gunk" within the keyboard's internals, then it would be better to acquire the services of an experience technician.

Sep 06, 2015 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Replace DELL Laptop Keyboard Key


Sometimes with Dell laptops, the keys on the keyboard gets stuck or damaged or fells off the keyboard. There are many different ways to repair your broken keys. Just put your mind to it and you will be able to repair it yourself.

You can place an order to replace your broken key or you can repair it you have all the parts intact.

You should have a key cap, 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), which goes under the key cap.

Following is the installation guide to replace and repair Dell laptop key.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard.The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the top and two metal hooks at the bottom.


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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two larger sticks at the bottom, two holes at the middle and two shorter sticks at the top. The bottom sticks are going to go into the bottom metal hooks. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has a small bar at the bottom, two sticks at the top and two sticks at the middle. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece and the bar is going to click on to the top metal hook. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece.


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Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces upwards so that it clicks together.


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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.


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You’ve just repaired your Dell laptop keyboard.
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on Dec 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Can only certain alpha keys


I would try cleaning your keyboard. If you are gentle you can remove the F10 key and check that they is no dirt underneath. Check other keys near the F10 key in case others have the same problem. I know that a sugary Cola spillage on a keyboard really sticks things up. In that case it was easiest to get a new keyboard.

Dec 30, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite L455DS5976

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How to replace the keybord on an advent 9517 laptop


Advent laptops are manufactured by DSG International, which owns the names to other name-brand computers such as Acer and Hewlett-Packard.
The Advent laptop keyboard has integrated mouse touch-pad functions that allow you to move the mouse around the screen with your fingers.
Function keys at the top of the board contain alternate ways to exit and enter software applications.

Function Keys
The Advent laptop keyboards function keys are "hot keys" that act as shortcuts to applications and functions on the computer. The function keys sometimes don't work and won't carry out the function assigned to the key. This problem is considered a hardware malfunction, and the solution is to replace the keyboard or use a universal serial bus (USB) keyboard for the laptop. b> Malfunctioning Keys b> Advent keyboards are made of thin plastic. Striking the keys too hard will cause the keys to break or stick awkwardly in the housing unit that supports the keyboard. When these keys get stuck in the housing unit, a pin tool can easily set the keys back on track. If there are too many keys that get stuck or broken, you can purchase a replacement Advent keyboard and have it installed. b> Mouse Problems b> The mouse is located at the bottom of the Advent keyboard but is connected to the keyboard data strip that sends information through the keyboard unit to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse malfunctions, check the connector under the keyboard to see if it is loose. A loose connector can cause the mouse or other keys not to function on the laptop. b> Electrical Shortage b> An electrical shortage can cause an Advent keyboard not to work properly. A shortage is when the main board of the laptop is not getting the voltage needed to efficiently operate the computer. When this happens, certain devices underperform or become inoperable. Check to see if your power supply is extremely hot or if your system heats up around the keyboard. If so, replace the electrical adapter. b> Wire Damage From Keystrokes b> The wire that is responsible for the liquid crystal display (LCD) on the Advent laptop extends from under the middle of the keyboard to the LCD display unit. This wire is unprotected and can be damaged from striking the keys over the wire. When this happens, the display will not show the correct colors or the screen will go black. To eliminate this problem, purchase a keyboard cover that fits the keys to relieve the pressure between the keyboard and video cable. b> Keyboard Drivers b> Problems have been reported with upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Windows 7 will not recognize the system drivers that operate the Advent keyboard. To get the keyboard to work, you must load the old drivers in Windows 7 Safe mode, which is used anytime there is a hardware or software discrepancy. Advent keyboard drivers can be loaded from the original restore CD, which is included with the system at the time of purchase.
http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/Guides.php/Advent/Advent Series/9517 (Black)/KBAD3

Jan 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Keys sticking


I don't know which keys are sticking, but if they do stick, it usually means it's time for a new keyboard. Desktop keyboards are relatively easy to clean. No so with laptops.

I'd be looking for a new keyboard. Try E-bay first for the best price.

Nov 03, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5735 Notebook

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What must I do to get the calculator on my keyboard to work I have a Dell inspiron 1750 laptop and Viste Home edition software


Get latest Vista driver for your keyboard/laptop. The calc is just a mapped key on the keyboard that runs the macro "calc" in the command line. and you may be able to use 3d party key mapping software to reassociate certain keys to do certain macro commands.

Oct 21, 2010 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop, and certain letter


This could be a possible hardware issue. You can try to use an external USB keyboard and check if the keys are working or not. If you do not have an external keyboard, you can try to use the onscreen keyboard. To do this, go to start>programs>accessories> accessiblity and then choose on-screen keyboard. Open a notepad and try to use the keys which are not working using the onscreen keyboard. If onscreen keyboard works fine , then you need to get the keyboard replaced.

Nov 11, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Problem with toshiba laptop keyboard pressing wrong extra keys


Take the keys off yor keyboard, clean and remove and dirt, replace keys and try again

hope this helps

Jun 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Keyboard problem


Cleaning your keyboard may require popping the keys off. Sometimes this may invalidate your warranty; check with the manufacturer to be certain this is something you want to do.

If your keys feel sticky or are grinding, a drop of a light machine oil, such as WD-40, placed in the center of where the key strikes the keyboard, on the hinge, or on the spring (if your key has one) should do the trick. (However, this will require removing keys from the keyboard.)

Keyboard manufacturers don’t recommend popping off keys, but it’s generally harmless if you handle the keys gently. Stick two plastic knives under opposite sides of a key and pry upward, exerting equal force on both sides. The key is guaranteed to fly off across the room, but that’s how you do the job without breaking the key or the switch. Once keys are off, they’re actually washable. Rub stains with a wet cotton swab dunked in soapy water, which does the trick for most messes. Save the alcohol for truly stubborn gunk, because it can damage the ink on the keys, and never, ever, ever use ammonia-based solvents such as Windex.

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