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The @ key on my keyboard is not working is there anything i can do to get it working? I have to keep scanning and pasting and it is not always usable on forms ect when on line.

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  • Ayub Ali Jun 05, 2010

    Is it just the @ key or the numeric " 2 " as well ? have you tried and used the shift key with any other character to check that there is no issue with the shift keys ?

  • ann_scanlon Jun 05, 2010

    Thank you I did not know the numeric 2 key was another option for @

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Pry the key off with a small flat blade screwdriver and give it a good cleaning. There is probably something under the key.

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It sounds as if there is debris caught under the key. Have you used some compressed air to clean the keyboard. If it is just this key that is having issues try that first. Since this is posted in PC Desktop then you are in luck as keyboards can be purchased as cheap as $5 at a local Bestbuy, Walmart, etc. If you mis posted and this is a laptop then you have to have the keyboard replaced by a technician as it uses a very thin cable called a ribbon cable that is fragile and you could damage the laptop if not done right. If you ahve spilled some liquid on the keyboard its possible it has gummed up the key in that case you COULD try as a last resort popping the key off with a flat bladed object (butter knife, screw driver, etc) and then cleaning around the base of the key with a qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol. The key should pop back on at that point, but no guarantee this will work. DO NOT EVER CLEAN A COMPUTER SCREEN WITH ALCOHOL BASED CLEANERS OR ACETONE AS IT WILL DAMAGE THEM

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