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The Return key does not work

All keys work except the Return key. I removed the cap to clean debris. It still didn't work.

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Take the cap off, make a small spitball, push it down the hole that the cap goes into, if one doesn't do it try two this only a temp. repair it needs a new contact sheet.


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Gently pry off the return key, make a small spitball 1/8" or so, push into the small square hole where the ret.key goes. If this doesn't work you will have to remove the key board and clean the key contacts.


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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.

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just remove cap of keys and clean the surface from any dust or any stuff like carbon once it will proper clean put all key caps again it will help
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My keyboard automatically typing letter z and /////////... continuously even without pressing my keyboard. how can i solve this problem? thanks..

One of two things are happening. Either your keys are stuck due to debris and/or dust on your keyboard or someone has created "hot keys" possibly as a joke and they are typing it. Get a coin and insert it under the key and pull upwards. Keys pop on and off the keyboard. It will not hurt it. Remove both keys and check for dirt and dust under them. If this is not the problem then you have hot keys set. In order to walk you through disengaging them I would need to know your operating system and if removing and cleaning the keys worked first. Please let me know this by going back to your original question posted on fixya and using the comment or reply button.

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If the cap is ON the tank, you better ff removing the little circle where the key hole is and pull out the key tumbler, if you can't do it, insert a medium to large size flat head screwdriver into the keyhole and turn hard counterclockwise until the tumbler gives up and cap can be removed. be careful not to let any debris get into the gas tank. REPLACE WITH NEW CAP.
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i think maybe some of your keys are stuck together. have you spilt something on it or is there a load of debris underneath keys if so just give it a wipe to clean it or blow on the keys to remove debris

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Kid spilled soda now keyboard will not type

Hi There !!

Thank you for choosing Fixya. The chances are rare that it would work, because liquid may have done damage to the integrated circuit.

But we can give it a try:

What you will need:
  • lint free cloth.
  • dry cloth or duster.
  • suitable cleaning fluid (isopropyl alcohol).
  • cotton buds.
  • Can of compressed air or vacuum cleaner.
  • Flat tip screwdriver (optional for thorough clean).
Shutdown your PC and remove the mains plug, unplug the keyboard(remember where it was plugged in) and hold it upside down to releaseany debris from inbetween the keys.

This is where the patience comes in, make a note ofthe position of all the keys or you will have trouble putting them backcorrectly, alternatively just remove the letter keys A - Z from the keyboard (which is where the most of the dust/debris will be) and refer to fig 1.4 as a reference to put them back.

All the keys can be removed although the larger keys (space bar, enterkey, shift keys, backspace, caps lock, etc) can be difficult to putback so you might avoid removing them.

Remove the keys using the screwdriver, ease the screwdriver under the key and gently lift the key top off (see fig 1.3).

note: don't forget to make a note of their position !! remove-key-cap.jpg keyboard-layout.gifWhen you have removed all the keys (except any keys youwish to avoid) use the compressed air (or vacuum cleaner) to remove anydust and debris from inside the keyboard.

Now is a good time to give the keys a proper clean, for bestresults clean each one individually (the patience thing again) with thecloth and cleaning fluid, when clean, wipe them over with the drycloth.

Before replacing the keys, take your lint free cloth anddampen it with your cleaning fluid (don't put the liquid directly onthe keyboard), give the surface of the keyboard a good wipe overensuring to clean as much as possible any keys that you haven'tremoved.

When the keyboard is nice and clean replace the keys according to your notes or if you have just removed the letter keys use fig 1.4 as a guide, to put the keys back on position the key in place and press gently but firmly until it clicks home.

After replacing all the keys give the keyboard a quick wipe over with your dry cloth and you have a nice clean keyboard.

Hope this will help !


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