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My acer laptop keys are sticking and to hard to push down. I need to replace them how do I do that?

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  • P. Thomas
    P. Thomas May 11, 2010

    get a new keyboard from acer.com and then you can remove the small panel at top of keyboard, if you gently pry the cover off on one end(there should be a recessed tab on one end). be careful, cause that can snap easily.

    there should be some small phillips head screws holding down the keyboard. remove and keep them safe somewhere(like a plastic bag)

    then, gently lift up the keyboard. there will be a cable holding it to the motherboard, with a specific kind of clamp. carefully open that clamp

    lift..reverse the flow.

    by the way, careful about static. these areas are highly susceptible to static from your hands. usually a qualified tech would do this with a ******** one wrists.

    Hope that helps you.


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No they don't need replacing they just need cleaning, you can remove the panel that goes accross the top of the keyboard (above the F keys) if you remove this panel you can remove the keyboard too, it is connect to the laptop with a ribbon cable that you can remove. when the keyboard is free all you have to do is run it under warm water (not hot) and clean the keys gently with washing up liqiud that you use for the dishes, keep on running warm water on it until the keys are free (you may have to repeat this process if the sticking persists) Now for the important part, you have to leave the keyboard to dry for at least 24-48 hours in a warm dry room before you can put it back in, press on the keys periodically to make sure they are free


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