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Keys on my Dell laptop are sticking

by Big Steve / January 7, 2011 4:10 PM PST

I posted this question on the Dell forum but a CNET moderator said I should post my question here, more action over here than over on the Dell forum so he said so here is my question:

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop which will be 2 years old next month but the letter "T" on my keyboard has starting to stick, aggravating. I use canned air regularly to keep the keyboard clean. I don't want to call Dell because it's now out of warranty. Can the individual keys like the key to the letter "T" be removed for further inspection?.

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by pgc3 / January 8, 2011 11:23 PM PST

Yes on MOST laptops the keys can be removed, very tricky little procedure I would highly advise taking it to someone who is familiar with the process because it is so easy to break them in the process.

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The keys can easily be pulled off BUT ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 9, 2011 3:30 AM PST

on some keyboards there are tiny little springs that can "get loose" so do any key pulling in a location where you can easily locate the spring if it comes free - with the laptop sitting in the middle of a white towel usually works. Start by removinbg a key that you hardly ever use such as Scroll Lock to see how careful you must be (some keyboards don't even have springs to worry about).

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