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Spacebar problem on dell laptop

The space bar acts like it sticks, but i clicks just fine and the only way it will stop is if i hit the arrow key.

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Suggest replace Keyboard


Really

Need guidance with that post the Model Series Number
It's on the Bottom of the laptop
Example;

Aspire 5535-5315

Acer = Manufacturer
Aspire = Model Series name
5535 = Model Series Number
5315 = Model Number

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