Laptop keys starting to stick

NytewarriorNytewarrior Registered User regular
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I've had my laptop for about four years now, and as the topic title says, some of the keys are starting to stick. Specifically the left shift, ctrl, function, and windows keys, as well as the space bar. I was wondering if there was something that I could do to remedy the problem. And no I can't buy a new laptop.

If it helps I have an Acer Aspire 5050.

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    martyllianmartyllian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Move farther away from your keyboard when you are typing 1 handed, or use one of those plastic covers for the keys and they won't get sticky

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    DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    There's probably some gunk under the key. Check out this video:

    Key removal and replacement

    That keyboard seems to have similar construction to yours. Pry it off from top to bottom (not from side to side). The bigger keys (Enter, shift, spacebar, etc) usually have additional bits, like a metal rod that might be attached to the back of the key. Be careful as the key and hinge are easy to break, but I know of no place to get individual parts.

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