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The 1 key makes a grinding noise (laptop)

The 1 key makes a grinding noise, should I be worried / care / annoyed? This is a brand new laptop from HP, guess they don't give a **** about quality.

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Check by cleaning it there must be some dust or some liquid might have been dropped oaver the key board

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