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Old 10-02-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
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gunked up key

hey guys, just now my "K" needs to be pushed really hard to work, what is going on with it. can I take it off and fix it or what
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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Ah, that happened to me on my old keyboard when I spilled coke on it.

Take something thin and pop the key off (just stick something under the key and pry, but beware, they SHOOT off). Then clean it with a damp paper towel or something, and push it back on (it'll click and pop back on). Just try not to get any water in the sensor area.

Now my keyboard is so delicate I can't do that though. It's TINY:
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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I was going to say...."K"?

Like key? There is no way...his e36 has an e46 "key"

Silly me.

Ummm, get a new keyboard?
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:18 AM   #4
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Or Maybe K, as in MIB the movie?
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:22 AM   #5
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and I forgot to mention I have a notebook, so im sure it's a little more delicate, but thanks harry, ill try
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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and I forgot to mention I have a notebook, so im sure it's a little more delicate, but thanks harry, ill try
Oh wait, stop!

Most notebooks use a leaf-style key that's thinner, and if you pop them off they're almost IMPOSSIBLE to get back on again...
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:26 AM   #7
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Here's an article on cleaning laptop keyboards, but be careful, if you mess it up, you gotta buy a whole new keypad, and for laptops, that might get a bit pricey.
http://www.computing.net/howto/simple/keyboard/
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ah shit, thanks for the help man.
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:12 AM   #9
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it actually almost feels like there is something underneath the key that is stopping me from pushing it down all the way, Ill get some of that compressed air tomorrow.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:42 PM   #10
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compressed air works very well for cleaning keyboards, I didn't know the keyboard for my computer was so messy.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:11 PM   #11
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Just pry the key off and clean up the area underneath man, on most laptops there is a small slightly springloaded peice of metal/wire that keeps the key up all the time, it is attached to the key via a plastic clip that lets the metal/wire thing pop off when to much upward pressure is applied. So the key will just pop off leaving the metal/wire thing behind, sometimes its a little hard putting the key back on, but you just have to wiggle it around to seat the metal/wire thing in the clips on the bottome of the key.

Hope that makes sense..
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harry, i didn't know you were a lefty!

lefties harry and gogle will take over the world some day. just saying.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:40 PM   #13
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harry, i didn't know you were a lefty!

lefties harry and gogle will take over the world some day. just saying.
How'd you figure I'm a lefty?
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the mouse in the picture is on the left side of the desk.
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the mouse in the picture is on the left side of the desk.
Because I was sitting sideways kicking my feet up, so i moved the mouse over because I was too lazy to reach for it.

I'm right handed.
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