How To: Fix a stuck labtop key

Fix a stuck labtop key

You are typing along and you notice one of they keys on your keyboard isn't responding like it should. It is common to get a stuck key and you won't need to take your keyboard to fix this problem. You can do it right at home.

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.

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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