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Keys are sticking the keyboard. Can i clean underneath the keys?

Spilt some fizzy juice in the keyboard of my laptop. Can i clean under the keys somehow

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Depending upon how sticky the keys are, it might be easier to buy a cheap replacement keyboard.  Trust me, it takes a whole lot of patience and a steady hand to take apart the keyboard key by key and then put it back together.  

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