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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.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Blow compressed air Blow compressed air around the stuck key.
  • TIP: Make sure the computer is unplugged and turned off.
  • 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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You Will Need

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

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