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LAPTOP KEYBOARD My keyboard hax one key the q key that doesn't work properly. The key pushes hard and seems like the spring has gone out of it. It works if you push on it hard enough on it but its not free and springy like the rest of the keys. Can I fix this or can it be fixed? Thank you.

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Sometimes food or other things get stuck under the key. Turn the laptop upside down and shake it out or use can o air. Otherwise keyboards can be replaced for a minimual cost.

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Newer laptops don't have 'springs' they use rubber or silicone pads for support.

You could try prying the key open (with a thin clip or something) being careful not to damage it or the keys surrounding it.

Check for any debris or lint. Blow on it or just turn and shake it, you might find a staple or something.

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