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The "A" Key is stuck.

I'm trying to figure out how to get under the keyboard to clean out what ever is causing it to stick.

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I know this sounds crazy, buy if your keyboard is NOT a wireless, you can clean it by running it through the dishwasher. It works great. Do not do this with a wireless. Otherwise try a spray can of air from a retail store.

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