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Sticking keyboard keys on toshiba satellite L10

How do i remove keyboard to clean under keyboard

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    Roger Williams May 11, 2010

    Look at the bottom of the laptop. Are there any keyboard icons near any screw holes?


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You could remove the keyboard but it probably wont do any good. They keyboard on a laptop is typically a solid slate with individualy key slots that can be individualy removed and replaced. simply pop the key off, use a alcohol swab and press firmly to replace....its just that easy,...and no tools needed!!!
it wil probably take an hr or so to finish all the keys.
Good Luck!!!

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    timili Oct 27, 2010

    Sticking laptop keys are a common problem because of contamination build-up like dust and hair, spilled drinks, and the wearing out of factory lubrication. Laptop keyboards will not wear out if you clean and lubricate them properly. Then there is no need to spend the money on an expensive replacement keyboard with following methods to restore your laptop keyboards to the snappy and smooth performance.
    Reference:http://www.papatek.com/Knowledge/

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