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Keyboard keys keep sticking how to solve this issue

While typing my spacebar key began to give trouble, from then on the other keys began giving troublesuch as the letter V, tab, alt and window key on the right side of the keyboard.  what measures do you have to ensure that the keyboard is cleaned and properly well maintained

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Carefully Remove The Key(s)....... Remembering which one goes where......

Clean them with alcohol and cotton swabs.

Dry then thoroughly!........before putting them back.

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Hi there.
To clean the keyboard properly buy a can of compressed air, wipe the keys with a clean, damp cloth. then get a clean, dry paintbrush and gently brush between the keys, then get the compressed air give short bursts of air to remove the debris, periodically turn the computer on and try the keys to see if any improvements are made.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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