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A very small amount of soda was spilled on the keyboard and now a few key on the left side of the keyboard feel like they are a little sticky (they don't pop back up like all the other keys). How can I clean these keys. Is there a way to take apart the laptop without doing more damage to it? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello, and thanks for using FixYa.

Unfortunately the keyboard can not really be cleaned without a very high risc of ruing the whole keyboard. You have to replace the keyboard to a new one.

Please let me know if you require further assistance or if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Ekse

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It is likely the only problem is that the soda is causing the keys to stick. There is probably no damage to any other internal components. Usually, laptop keyboards have a metal-based frame/tray that will protect the internal components from minor spills.

If you want to get rid of the cracking sound, you'll need to purchase a replacement keyboard from the laptop manufacturer or another source such as eBay, and then remove the sticky keyboard and replace it with the newly purchased one.

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