Ok........I got a sticky button, wot can I do?

38 replies
Found 17th Dec 2008
The letter 'A' on my lappy keeps sticking, or just does't show when I press it unless I push it really hard! Can I do anythin? It's really bugging me lol

37 Comments

Sticking eh... to what one wonders

Can't you take the key off and clip it back on?

You should be able to carefully pry the key off using a knife or flat bladed screw driver.

Then you will probably find a build up gunk/hair/jam under the key, clear it off and try again

Slightly lift the key! But not too firmly otherwise it can snap off.....just carefully and then blow at it....might be something underneath...should help.

blowings always a good option...

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LOOOOL Thanks guys will have a go x x

Or you can lick it

Don't try and lift the invidual key until you know what your doing.

On my dell the whole keybord is in one unit, you can take the trim off and lift the keyboard out as one assembly to clean underneath.

I would be very wary about trying to prise laptop keys upwards.

Mystx;3789251

Can't you take the key off and clip it back on?



dmccabe;3789260

You should be able to carefully pry the key off using a knife or flat … You should be able to carefully pry the key off using a knife or flat bladed screw driver.Then you will probably find a build up gunk/hair/jam under the key, clear it off and try again



Do you mean a laptop or desktop keyboard:w00t:

Press the shift key 5 times and it will tell you what to do :-D

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strike;3789344

Or you can lick it



Tempting as that sounds......I think I'll pass:w00t:

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greg_68;3789397

Don't try and lift the invidual key until you know what your doing.On my … Don't try and lift the invidual key until you know what your doing.On my dell the whole keybord is in one unit, you can take the trim off and lift the keyboard out as one assembly to clean underneath.I would be very wary about trying to prise laptop keys upwards.


Oh:? I think I better just put up wiv it then - Knowing me I'll break it :roll:


airey;3789413

Press the shift key 5 times and it will tell you what to do :-D



haha thanks:-D

Spill cola over all the keys then they will all be sticky....no point in showing favouritism to the 'A' key now is there.....:thumbsup:

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StevenA2000_uk;3789478

Spill cola over all the keys then they will all be sticky....no point in … Spill cola over all the keys then they will all be sticky....no point in showing favouritism to the 'A' key now is there.....:thumbsup:



lol, It's an option I surpose:lol:

I accidently knocked off the "m" on my laptop and could not for the life of me figure out how the little plastic bracket thingies worked to pop it back on so I carefully pulled off the "j" to get an idea.

30 minutes and an "f" and a "q" removed later I finally sussed it out and got the "m" back on, then the others.

My advice is never knock a key off in the first place.

If it has a numeric keypad then you could hold down Alt and type the following combinations on the numerical keypad:
a = 97
A = 65

:thumbsup:

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Den38;3789511

I accidently knocked off the "m" on my laptop and could not for the life … I accidently knocked off the "m" on my laptop and could not for the life of me figure out how the little plastic bracket thingies worked to pop it back on so I carefully pulled off the "j" to get an idea.30 minutes and an "f" and a "q" removed later I finally sussed it out and got the "m" back on, then the others.My advice is never knock a key off in the first place.



see, this sounds like the sort of thing I would do, but never work out how to get it back on again lol

hannah19790;3789551

see, this sounds like the sort of thing I would do, but never work out … see, this sounds like the sort of thing I would do, but never work out how to get it back on again lol



I wish I'd seen this before I attacked mine.

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i get that on my laptop.... i do this very technical procedure

1. pick it up
2. twist it 90 degrees
3. shake it aggressively
4. curse it
5. turn back and wack the sticky letter repeatedly till it gets the message and wont do it again.

u think i kid...i do not

If you supply the make of laptop I am sure someone maybe able to help you clean it properly.

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Den38;3789732

I wish I'd seen this before I attacked … I wish I'd seen this before I attacked mine.]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7uiBjva4Ibc]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j8Ni2-tx23U&feature=related



OMG - I just wouldn't have the patience lol

magicbeans;3790147

i get that on my laptop.... i do this very technical procedure1. pick it … i get that on my laptop.... i do this very technical procedure1. pick it up2. twist it 90 degrees3. shake it aggressively4. curse it5. turn back and wack the sticky letter repeatedly till it gets the message and wont do it again.u think i kid...i do not



haha, this was wot started it all :w00t:

greg_68;3790225

If you supply the make of laptop I am sure someone maybe able to help you … If you supply the make of laptop I am sure someone maybe able to help you clean it properly.



It's a Sharp but I don't wanna put anybody out, will see how easy it is:thumbsup:

told ya! it works! hehe!

Just construct sentnces tht don't use the letter *:)

Buy a can of compressed air from Currys, Dixons, etc and blow it out.

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IndianaBlues;3789538

If it has a numeric keypad then you could hold down Alt and type the … If it has a numeric keypad then you could hold down Alt and type the following combinations on the numerical keypad:a = 97A = 65:thumbsup:



Oops sorry hun, only just seen this reply - will certainly have a look but it's gettin used to it hey? lol

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Train Driver;3790891

Just construct sentnces tht don't use the letter *:)



:lol: haha thanks for that, can always count on u hunni x

urbundk;3790974

Buy a can of compressed air from Currys, Dixons, etc and blow it out.



hmm....not sure if that's a serious option or not lol :lol:

hannah19790;3791033

:lol: haha thanks for that, can always count on u hunni x



It's working:-D

Train Driver;3791123

It's working:-D



must have takern a while putting bolds around that..unless u know a fast way to do it/

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Train Driver;3791123

It's working:-D



lol, No not done it yet, it's my other lapy that I'm usually on in the evening:-D
And I got you to do all that bold work too lmao x

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magicbeans;3791148

must have takern a while putting bolds around that..unless u know a fast … must have takern a while putting bolds around that..unless u know a fast way to do it/



lol, just wot I was thinking :lol:

All this talk of Bold........ Do you ladies never stop thinking about your washing machines:roll:

When i first looked at it i thought the title said 'OK......I got a stick bottom, wot can I do?'

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Train Driver;3791248

All this talk of Bold........ Do you ladies never stop thinking about … All this talk of Bold........ Do you ladies never stop thinking about your washing machines:roll:



Nope, It's all I live for:p

emasu;3791294

When i first looked at it i thought the title said 'OK......I got a stick … When i first looked at it i thought the title said 'OK......I got a stick bottom, wot can I do?'



Seeing as u've mentioned it.........:whistling:

:w00t: i had the same problem

typed 'getting sticky a' into google.........few more sticky ones now :oops:

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owlass;3791867

:w00t: i had the same problem typed 'getting sticky a' into … :w00t: i had the same problem typed 'getting sticky a' into google.........few more sticky ones now :oops:



LMAO ur so gross:w00t:

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emasu;3794277

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