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''y'' key is hard to press.

I'm not sure what happened. I had my labtop out in one class, put it away, transprted it to the next class, and the 'y' key was just very stiff. It feels like I am pushing down on something besides the key, but i havfe aready cleaned under the key with a q-tip and found nothing. When I press down on it, the bottom left corner of the key seems to be the area where the problem occures, as when i press it, except in that corner, is always presses on a ''slant'' downward toward the opposite corner. It is very annoying, and its hard to write papers when sometimes the 'y' dosen't register because I don't hit it hard enough. Nothing has been spilled on the labtop, in fact its only 4 months old. It's a Compaq Presario C700....any help is much appriciated! (I have not taken the key ''cap'' off because I'm not sure if they come off, if i could just pop off the 'y' cap to fix this please provide instructions for how to do this.)

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There are little plastic rails under the key cap. Many act like scissors under the key cap. it sounds like the corner of the hinge popped out. Even if I could explain how to fix this it is still very difficult. I suggest taking it to a reputable repair shop. It should be a simple fix for them. If you decide to try, just pop off the key cap, but be very careful as the cap can break as well as the parts underneath. If you do get the key cap off and the hinge is disjointed, you can try to put it back into place. You must also be careful of the little rubber pad underneath. If you loose that all hope is lost.

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