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    Spacebar Sticking

    All right, yes, I know, this is all my fault for eating around my laptop. But without going to some geek crew, or baud squad or whatever, is there an easy way to lift out my keyboard, to blow out beneath it?

    I really would like for the spacebar to work correctly--especially since I spend most of my time writing, and going back to insert spaces between most of the words is a royal pain in the neck...

    Help? Please, anyone?


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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    All right, yes, I know, this is all my fault for eating around my laptop. But without going to some geek crew, or baud squad or whatever, is there an easy way to lift out my keyboard, to blow out beneath it?

    I really would like for the spacebar to work correctly--especially since I spend most of my time writing, and going back to insert spaces between most of the words is a royal pain in the neck...

    Help? Please, anyone?
    Is your i sticking also? Or was that a hockey reference?


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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Your problem is you appear to have a large amount of semen under your space bar.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Your problem is you appear to have a large amount of semen under your space bar.
    Well, now we got that out of the way.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    I would consider googling your keyboard model and see if there are instructions or videos of people taking it apart. Or you could just carefully pry up on the spacebar and see if it pops off.

    I'm not liable for any damages sustained in this process.

    Edit: I guess I missed the fact that its a laptop. There still may be some video of people taking apart the keyboard if you google it.


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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUagger View Post
    Well, now we got that out of the way.
    Somebody had to say it...this is the internet after all.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    When my enter key stopped working, I used the program KeyTweak to change a the right shift key to Enter. You can change the space bar to something else using that program, if all else fails. You actually get used to it in a hurry.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Key probably just pops off, is it just a basic keyboard or something fancy?



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Justwriteadisclaimeratthestartthatyourspacebardoesnotwork.


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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Just order a new keyboard and replace it yourself. Shouldn't be too pricey.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    Just order a new keyboard and replace it yourself. Shouldn't be too pricey.
    It's a laptop so it might not be THAT easy.

    Try gently prying the spacebar up. If it doesn't pop off easy, then stop. You can get a can of compressed air from best buy or wherever and try and blow the gunk out that way as well.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Inbeforebodilyfluidreference.....damn.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    It's a laptop so it might not be THAT easy.

    Try gently prying the spacebar up. If it doesn't pop off easy, then stop. You can get a can of compressed air from best buy or wherever and try and blow the gunk out that way as well.
    Thanks, guys. Guess I'd better shut down and try that...




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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Most laptop keyboards are fairly simple to remove. But YouTube will probably have somebody doing it as suggested above. It can be a little scary the first time, but it's usually just a few screws on the bottom of the machine that allow you access to pop the keyboard off.



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    Re: Spacebar Stciking

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    It's a laptop so it might not be THAT easy.

    Try gently prying the spacebar up. If it doesn't pop off easy, then stop. You can get a can of compressed air from best buy or wherever and try and blow the gunk out that way as well.
    Most laptop keyboards just have a couple screws to remove to pull the keyboard out. I had to replace mine when my 1 year old ripped most of the keys off and lost them.



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