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Joe
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keyboard help :(

This is driving me crazy - my 'd' key on my laptop isn't working correctly. It almost feels as if there is something stuck underneath the key because it requires pressure in order for it to work. I tried to carefully lift the key to see if I could remove whatever is stuck underneath, but the key won't come off…

I googled my problem - I'd really hate to lose the spring under the key, as and they're known to "jump up and plop you in your eye". Apparently the rubber piece under the key tends to break, as many people said.  :\

Any ideas?

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wear eye protection and carefully pry up the key with  a flat head screw driver.
A lot of the key boards I have taken apart do not have springs actually out of every keyboard I took apart I could not find one that had a spring.
some like the space has a metal bar that hold it in place though but not spring.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Modern keyboards usually use a rubber layer with domes for each key. The rubber domes pop back into their normal shape when you remove pressure on the key. :)

Wikipedia knows more...

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ya the keyboard I have used have those.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I guess you could try pushing it real hard to see if it dislodges the piece, or picking up your laptop and holding it upside down while shaking and pressing the key.

Just be sure not to drop it. :thumbs:

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Keyboard Dodgy Keys

I have spent too many years fixing laptops :) The majority have the rubber dome, ease just the bottom up. It is a friction fit to a couple of plastic bits. If you keep the top still connected it is much easier to just press it back into place.

Use a can of compressed air to blast it, or a spray can of freon or some solvent. If this does not work then its stuffed. :(

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Joe
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I fixed the laptop; no springs, just a metal clip and a "pressable" rubber piece (which by the way did not jump up at me :P).

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