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How do I fix one of my laptop keys?

My D key is having some trouble. Sometimes it doesn't work at all and sometimes it gets stuck and when I type all I get is "dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd" Right now it's not working when I press it but is working at random, making this hard to type. Do you think it just needs to be cleaned or do you think it's a hardware problem?

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It probably has a bit of grit or some foreign object under the key or the keyboard just needs replacing.

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    Samuel L Nov 14, 2014

    Okay thank you. I will have someone look at it.

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You need to replace your keyboard. You can find them cheap on ebay. The actual replacement is quick and simple. On the superior part of the keyboard, if you look closely there's some spaces, with a flat screwdriver very gently lift them up until that panel comes off. Then just take the keyboard out, you should see the ribbon cable. On some models you need to take out a couple of screws from the battery side. As always remember to remove all power sources (ac adapter and battery) before working on your machine. If you still have questions, comment here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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