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Can I safely remove the screws on the back of the keyboard to clean out the inside? And if so, will the individual keys all fall loose if I do?

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Depending on how they are fixed in, they might. Usually each key slots into a recess and you need to compress the peg holding the key in to release it. Take care with the internal control wire and the control circuit from the output wire and you should be ok

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I need to remove keys from my keyboard for cleaning


Most keys should 'pop' off but the tricky bit is getting them back on...
If you remove them I would advise taking a photo of the keyboard ... may sound obvious but putting the unfamiliar keys in the right place can be a test on your memory/recall skills to say the least.
1. First up, you need to use a small screwdriver to carefully remove all keys from your keyboard. Then loosen the rubber pieces from each of them and place them separately.
2. Once all keys are removed from your SAMSUNG NP-N145- keyboard, you can either use an ear bud or a cotton swab dipped in water to gently clean the inner regions of the keyboard. However, make sure that you do not use too much water for this cleaning purpose.
3. After cleaning the inner regions of your keyboard you need to start cleaning the individual keys using a light fluid and foam rubber. After cleaning these pieces you need to leave them alone to get dried up.
4. Once the keys are dried up you can assemble them back into the keyboard carefully. Make sure that the rubber pieces too are assembled in their appropriate places.

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Some of my letters are not working, how do i clean them inside and out? i have to use the on screen keyboard, to compose a post.


Cleaning the keyboard involves undoing all the retaining screws underneath the keyboard
I'd only attempt this if you have a model keyboard to work from as you will need to replace the keys in correct order afterwards, as and when one falls out

Once undone, the top and bottom halves will be ready to come apart, turn the keyboard over so that gravity holds the keys in position, remove the membrane carefully pull each key out in turn and wash it in soapy water, drying it thoroughly, replace and re-assemble

In point of fact the non working key issue is most likely down to a failed circuit anyway, so the job of cleaning the board may not work, you would be far better junking the keyboard and replacing it. I do mine every 12 months as the keyboard loses its action and replacing it is a cheap alternative to cleaning it

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Keybd keys are sticking


Be prepared to buy a new keyboard... Remove AC and DC power before working on laptop. Many laptop keyboards come off with the removal of 1 to 5 screws from the bottom. Some, however, require the palm rest to be removed, then a couple of screws that hold in the keyboard. Be careful when removing and replacing cables.After removing keyboard, rinse with water and let dry thoroughly before re-attaching and powering up. You cannot remove individual keys, so don't try.

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My sister has a Dell Latitude CPxJ650GT computer with a Dell Keyboard. She is unable to use the keys 67yuhjm on the keyboard. What can she do to repair this problem? Thank you for your kind...


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Buy a can of compressed air and spray it on the keyboard if your keys are sticking together. This is the easiest thing you can do to fix the keys on your keyboard. It doesn't work for all problems, but it's a good place to start. Make sure you get the air down inside the keys to clean out any debris, hair or food that may have gotten caught in there.
  • Step 2 Replace the inside of the keyboard with a new piece. One of the major problems with Dell keyboards is that the plastic pieces holding the keys in place become loose or broken. You can find a cheap keyboard from Wal-Mart or an electronics store. Simply take apart the new keyboard, pull the keys off your keyboard, lay the plastic piece on top and replace your keys.
  • Step 3 Use a small dab of super glue to replace keys that have fallen off. Dell laptops often have keys that fall off, especially as the computer ages or is used quite frequently. Place a small dab of glue directly on the round part that holds the key in place and lightly press the key down. When the glue dries, you'll be able to use your laptop again.
  • Step 4 Remove any problem keys from your keyboard and look at the plastic retainers. At times these retainers can become broken, damaged or simply fall off. Carefully pull off the retainer, clean it off with some compressed air and snap it back into place. Then put the key back into the slot and everything should work fine.
  • Step 5 Consult the Dell manuals website to get information on your specific laptop computer. The manual will include information on troubleshooting and repairing any problems with your laptop. If you find that none of their suggestions work, you can also use the website to find the customer servicemag-glass_10x10.gif number. You'll need to call the number and ask for help or advice.
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    You can remove the screws on the back and clean the keyboard. It's very easy task to do. Just remember components locations inside so you can reassemble.

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    @ key not working


    Keyboards can become dirty after periods of extended use, especially if users commonly eat or smoke near the computer. If a keyboard becomes dirty enough, its performance can be affected. Common problems include dead or stuck keys and repeated characters during typing.
    Shut down the computer and detach the keyboard connector before any cleaning procedure. Do not remove or connect a keyboard while the computer is running. Doing so may damage the machine, especially a non-USB based keyboard
    For a quick cleaning, turn the keyboard upside down and use a can of compressed air to blow out any foreign matter. Be sure to do this in a location where falling debris can be cleaned up easily. Turn the keyboard upside down and tap on it a few times. You should see a bit of dirt fall out. Change the angle and tap harder to make most of it get out
    Clean the sides of the keys with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
    For a more thorough cleaning, remove all of the keys. Do this by gently prying up each key with a small screwdriver or a similar lever. When the keys have been removed, blow out any debris with compressed air. With a moist (but not wet) cloth, lightly swab all surfaces. Do not allow any type of fluid to enter the keyboard.
    Clean the individual keys and place them back in the keyboard.
    and an alternate method : Alternate Method
    1. Switch off the machine and disconnect the keyboard.
    2. Turn the keyboard upside down and remove all the screws.
    3. Lift the top half of the keyboard (The one with the keys on it) off and put the bottom half to one side.
      • There may be some clips on the keyboard, also, check for screws hidden under labels.
    4. Turn the top half around so that you can see the backs of the keys, squeeze the tabs on each key to remove it, the space-bar will have a metal rod, this may be a pain to refit, but is not impossible.
    5. Fill a bowl with hot soapy water (Fairy Liquid works well)
    6. Dump the keys into the bowl and scrub with a brush.
    7. Remove the keys and leave to dry or dry with a hair dryer.
    8. Place the empty top half of the keyboard into the bowl and scrub until clean.
    9. Once everything is dry, reassemble the keyboard.
    10. Press both halves of the keyboard firmly together, if you miss the clips in the middle your keys wont reach the circuits and wont spring up.
    11. Plug in your keyboard, switch on your PC, enjoy.

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