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Couple of sticky keys: DIY or send to $tore?

Dell i6000

Annoyingly sticky/stubborn keys. Which is my better option to fix em? DIY or send to store?

If DIY, can someone walk me through it?

Thanks. Happy

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Usually best to install a new keyboard.

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This is a DIY job so DIY.

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As in..

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Buy an external one? Sad

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(NT) Or replace the one in the laptop.

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so

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Would this be cheaper than sending it to the shop for a cleaning?
Have you got a link to any?

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Around here...

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Replacing a Keyboard

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For Dell laptop parts, I have been VERY happy with http://www.parts-people.com/. They are local to Austin and Dell's offices here, and generally have a very good selection of gently used replacement parts. It's a small business, so it's very easy to get a live person on the phone that actually knows what they are talking about.

As for the walk-through, take a look at this site: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/keyboard.htm. It's a pretty straight forward process, as long as you use a gentle touch on all of the snap-off/snap-on parts.

Hope this helps...

David Dunlap, Austin, TX

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Part-People

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I as well have used parts-people.com for a replacement power adapter and everything was perfect with them. Every thing's really easy with them, you just look up your model and it shows what parts they have for it. Prices are good and the item i ordered came right on time. I definitely would never hesitate to use them again.

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My experience

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Had sticky keys (I'm the kind of person who has layers of chocolate on some keys, with donut crumbs lurking between the keys). Carefully vacuuming the keyboard took care of the problem. If your problem is a mechanical or electrical contact failure, you'll probably have to replace or get an external keyboard. (My neighbor had a Sony keyboard with USB I picked up for $1.00 at a yard sale.) The external keyboard makes it easier to type, but carrying it around is less convenient.

Good luck.

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