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keys on keyboard sticking

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
no comments please, before anyone starts!!

its just the keys on my keyboard are becoming very 'sticky', sometimes ill press one, and nothing happens, or ill press one and itll stay down, and keep repeating for ages. tis rather frustrating (took me 3 attempts to write that word!! damn keys!!) to say the least.

any kind of cleaner or anything i can get to solve this?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sticky fingers more like! :)

    It is feasible to clean a keyboard, but when a basic keyboard is less than a fiver new, it's just not worth it. Go and buy a new keyboard (not from places like PC World, look for local PC specialists).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lift up the keys and clean them. Seems a little obvious, doesn't it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I read a mag that recommended you but the keyboard in the dishwasher - I wouldn't try it though.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    buy a new one. Under £10 usually (although i use a £40 ibm one as I need a good keyboard for when im programming stuff)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Word of advice - Don't take a keyboard apart!

    I spilt coffee into one about 4 years ago and couldn't put it back together. The funny thing was that the keyboard was still working after the spillage. It was taking it apart to clean inside that made it all went wrong... If it ain't broke, then don't fix . The replacement cost £8.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    that happened to me after many spillages of tea/coffee and i bought a new keyboard.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheap keyboard and that's not the cheapest. Seriously; it would be so much easier buying a new keyboard. :p I have repeated basically what everyone has said. 6000 posts here we come!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    WD40? My dad used that when he spilt coffee all over his keyboard(after drying it out) and it works great now.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    rip it open, take out the membrane and give it a wipe. as for the rest of it, take it in the shower for a few minutes on hoooooooot.

    wait for it to dry and reassemble. (anyone who can't put one back together must be crap with lego and the like :p )
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by big_man_with_a_
    rip it open, take out the membrane and give it a wipe. as for the rest of it, take it in the shower for a few minutes on hoooooooot.

    wait for it to dry and reassemble. (anyone who can't put one back together must be crap with lego and the like :p )

    there are -huge- differences between keyboard to keyboard, i had an IBM one with over 100 tiny little springs and black peices of plastic for every key and it took forever to put them all back together, another one had 101 little rubber push thingys inside, again they all fell out when i had to unscrew the back end of the keyboard

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    so ill probably just say what everyone else has been saying and buy a new keyboard from maplins or pcworld for a few quid :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have had both before... this here keyboard i'm typing on had some serious sticky drink spilled onto it by someone *cough*kaffrin*cough* so took it to bits and showered the mofo, talk all of 10 minutes to put back together, if it's cheap it'll have springs which make THE cheapest noise ever.

    rubber keyboards rock, specifically the waterproof ones.
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