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Old 03-12-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The simplest thing to try is TL's idea. Especially blowing compressed air under and around the key. Often times a piece of dust, lint, bagel, etc. gets jammed under there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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The simplest thing to try is TL's idea. Especially blowing compressed air under and around the key. Often times a piece of dust, lint, bagel, etc. gets jammed under there.
I just did that and now I;m able to do this below so I guess that may have been the issue

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LOL. But I still need to look into ebay so i can get another laptop because i need backup just in case something happens to this computer.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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Rgis is a good deal on a cheap laptop: Dell Inspiron 14RN-1227BK 14" Laptop | Staples®

Comes to $350 after the rebate.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:14 PM
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Rgis is a good deal on a cheap laptop: Dell Inspiron 14RN-1227BK 14" Laptop | Staples®

Comes to $350 after the rebate.
Since I;m unemployed I want my price range to be around $225 to $275
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:16 PM
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Rgis is a good deal on a cheap laptop: Dell Inspiron 14RN-1227BK 14" Laptop | Staples®

Comes to $350 after the rebate.
If i started working this month, that would be a good buy once I got my third or fourth paycheck
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Why has nobody suggested unplugging the keyboard and cleaning it? If one or two keys are sticking, it's a big simple DOH that it's probably just grungy and needs a basic clean which you can easily do yourself. Please tell me you don't need step by step directions ... Hint, don't put the keyboard under running water.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:47 PM
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Why has nobody suggested unplugging the keyboard and cleaning it? If one or two keys are sticking, it's a big simple DOH that it's probably just grungy and needs a basic clean which you easily do yourself. Please tell me you don't need step by step directions ... Hint, don't put the keyboard under running water.
I put in the washing machine
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Why has nobody suggested unplugging the keyboard and cleaning it? If one or two keys are sticking, it's a big simple DOH that it's probably just grungy and needs a basic clean which you easily do yourself. Please tell me you don't need step by step directions ... Hint, don't put the keyboard under running water.
Because that's not what the OP is asking.

TurcoLoco suggested cleaning it... well at least cleaning around the problem key.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:53 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Read this:
***Unsticking Keyboard*** - Tech Support Forum
but the best and cheapest fix is to buy a regular keyboard and attach to the laptop. You can get is for few bucks at Goodwill too ( look for Goodwill that has computer section)
or get it new here for $7.49 with free shipping:
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Seems a bunch of posters missed post #12.

BTW OP, I'm using an external USB keyboard and mouse now. I don't like to type on a laptop keyboard and a wireless mouse is easier to use on the arm of my recliner.
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