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The "n" letter sometimes it responds and some not

When I type the "n" letter sometimes it responds ad some not. I have Bitdefender antivrus and i run it weekly but i still have the problem

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The key may be broken or there may be something stuck under it, possibly something spilled on it? The keyboard should come off, have a geeky friend look for the screw that keep it in place.

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