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Sticky keys I spilled some liquid on the keyboard of my Gateway NX860S (=MX8711 or so I'm told) some months ago. Some keys remain sticky. Gateway tech support says the only fix is to send it to them to replace the keyboard -- for a few hundred $$. Is there a cheaper fix?

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    my Gateway laptop with Windows 8 purchased a few months ago often erases full paragraphs and messages that I work on, with the touch of a key. I haven't determine which kehy causes this nightmare. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Dear rwertheim


Try the following guide

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/03/20/key-fell-off-keyboard/

There are no guides from Gateway for the keys available for the but this guide will be more than enough to help you through this one in order to remove them. Its should be completely the same principle.

Cleaning the keys should be done without alchohol based cleaners because the lettering might be erased. Use some soap and warm water instead and gently scrab with a soft brush the bottom of the keys.

Please remember to take out your laptop battery/ac adaptor in any case since you will be working at hardware level with your equipment.

Regards, and I wish you no more sticky keys!

Please dont forget to rate this solutin!

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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