Keyboard on Inspiron Mini 10 is not working right. Had chocolate spilled on it. How do I clean it.
Because laptops are portable, people tend to eat and drink over them. They lay the laptops on soiled surfaces and stuff them in dirty book bags. With all of the wear, tear and abuse that a laptop sustains, it's no wonder that the keyboard can become quite dirty. When a keyboard becomes dirty, often times the actual keys won't work. It is commonplace to find dirt, debris and food under the keys of a laptop computer. This causes the keys to not engage properly, rendering them useless.
1.Run a duster over the keys of your Dell laptop. This will remove any dust or small bits of debris that are causing your laptop keys to get stuck and not work. Test your keys once you have dusted them.
2.Spray the laptop keyboard with condensed air. Hold the air nozzle (you will often insert a small plastic tube into the nozzle) about 4 inches from the keyboard. Spray liberally, and use a back-and-forth motion while you work. This will remove most pieces of debris that may be stuck under the keys. Test the keys to see if they now work.
3.Place the tip of your flat-head screwdriver underneath the right-hand side of the key that is not working. Lift up gently and the key will pop off.
4.Dip the tip of your Q-tip into the rubbing alcohol and rub around the area where the key meets the keyboard. This will remove any final bits of dirt and debris. Allow the area to air dry. Repeat on as many keys as needed.
5.Place the loose key directly over the space where it belongs. Note the small piece of rubber. Hold the center of the key directly above the rubber piece and press down. When you hear a small clicking sound, the key is secure.
Sep 09, 2011 |
Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook