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Keyboard is stiff and some of d keys are coming off

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  • khalifahmed1 Mar 01, 2009

    my number 'two' is stiff and helping at all anyone with a suggestion?

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    was something spilled on it? You may need to replace it.

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Search on ebay for replacement keyboard they are realy easy to change 1 plastic strip and 2 screws 10 miuites

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