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How do I lift/remove my laptop keyboard to clean it ? some small bread crumbs have fallen under my ALT key and it won't depress.

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Pls dont try to clean it at home. pls make clean it at compny shope.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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    I've been replacing PC keyboards, harddrives, and memory chips for 10 years.

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Keyboard won't work


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3.Place the tip of your flat-head screwdriver underneath the right-hand side of the key that is not working. Lift up gently and the key will pop off.

4.Dip the tip of your Q-tip into the rubbing alcohol and rub around the area where the key meets the keyboard. This will remove any final bits of dirt and debris. Allow the area to air dry. Repeat on as many keys as needed.

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Turn the netbook upside down so that the keysj face the floor.
Bang on the back side that way you would to burp a baby.
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http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html

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I need help with my keyboard. When I hit certain keys, like S and Y, it doesn't just place 1 letter on the screen but 2 or 3 S's and Y's. Sometimes the back space key isn't working either. What's the...


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Keys may be sticky. Some bread crumbs (or something elses) stuck under the keys. Try cleaning your keeboard with a soft brush. You can also hold the keyboard upside down and tap gently on its back to force the particles out.

May be it is time to treat youself to a new keyboard.

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