How to Fix a Stuck Laptop Key

Dirt can build up in your keyboard and cause the keys to stick. Dislodge a malfunctioning key by following these simple instructions.

You will need

  • Compressed air
  • Cotton swab
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Small screwdriver

Step 1 Blow compressed air Blow compressed air around the stuck key.

Step 2 Wash area Wash the area around the stuck key with a cotton swab dipped in distilled vinegar.

Step 3 Gently scrape around key Gently scrape around the stuck key with a small screwdriver.

Step 4 Dislodge the key Dislodge the key by gently prying it up with the screwdriver.

Step 5 Blow compressed air Blow compressed air under the dislodged key.

Step 6 Wash area under key Wash the area under the key with a cotton swab dipped in vinegar.

Step 7 Continue typing away Let the vinegar dry and type away.

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