After having searched the online for advise about fixing a sticky keyboard on my laptop, and finding nothing very useful, I put together this HOWTO primarily based alone profitable method. This can restore the keyboard to new, or better, performance.Laptop keyboards don’t put on out, they foul out. Correct cleaning and lubrication as described right here will restore your laptop computer keyboard to the snappy and clean performance it had when new. There are a number of the explanation why the keys will start to stick, spilled drinks, regular carrying off of the manufacturing unit lubrication, weakening of the rubber pieces which give every key its snap action, and contamination by dust and hair. The following will fully solve these issues and return the keyboard to good operation.
This may require about 2 hours time after getting collected the right cleaning materials.
- Cleaning supplies:
- Cotton swabs
- Beauty foam rubber cleansing pads ( use solely with naptha (lighter fluid), NOT alcohol)
- Paper towels
- Rubbing alcohol
- Lighter fluid (naptha)
- Superb tipped tweezers
- Kitchen strainer
- Household cleaner, Windex or equal
- Super Lube Dry Film spray (crucial – DO NOT SUBSTUTUTE!) Okay-Mart automotive.
- This is a PTFE (teflon) based lubricant which dries completely DRY and is ideally suited for this application.
Proceed as follows:
IMPORTANT: Make a keyboard map so you know where every key goes.
Carefully pry every key loose with a small screwdriver and place in a container. They pop off. DO NOT use excessive force. There could also be a small rubber piece for each key. Take away all of those and place in a separate container. CAREFUL, these are small and like to jump away.
CLEAN KEYBOARD ( do that well…… you will be wonderfully rewarded )
Clean the keyboard with cotton swabs SLIGHTLY DAMPENED with water. Replace these often and BE SURE they are solely slightly damp. If they are too wet the excess water will contaminate the keyboard by means of capillary action. This may clean all water soluble contaminants like drinks, coffees, and sugar residue. For the very small locations, minimize the foam rubber into small items and use the tweezers, again SLIGHTLY DAMPENED, for cleaning. You should clean every key house, inside and out, that is crucial since this is the place the important thing touches and moves.
Repeat this process once more utilizing rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs but NOT the foam rubber as it disintegrates when used with alcohol.
Lastly repeat this procedure utilizing naptha (lighter fluid) and foam rubber. You may clean even the smallest key guides with small items of foam rubber and tweezers. This motion will take away any petroleum primarily based contaminants in addition to the grease that is generally used on the broader keys which can have information wires, for example, the SCACE BAR.
Some keys could have wires attached and a few grease on them, clean these first with cotton swabs and naptha (lighter fluid). Remove all traces of the grease.
Place all keys in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and place keys on paper towels to dry. Let dry completely.
CLEAN RUBBER COMPONENTS
Place all rubber elements in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for five minutes. Use stopper in the sink so that you just donï¿½t lose these in the event that they soar out of the strainer. Rinse these completely with sizzling water and place on paper towels. Fold the towels over and press to squeeze most of the water out of the pieces. Let dry completely.
Place all keys bottom-up on a paper bag. Frivolously coat the keys, at a 45 degree angle with Super Lube Dry Film lubricant. Do this from all 4 sides to guarantee penetration and coverage into the small and significant information spaces inside each key. Let dry ( this occurs practically immediately). DO NOT overdue this step because the provider solvent could affect the plastic.
Mask off the laptop computer with paper and scotch tape. Apply lubricant (as above in LUBRICATE KEYS) to the keyboard and let dry.
All right, you now have perfectly cleaned and lubricated keys, keyboard, and rubber components.
Place all rubber parts into the keyboard.
Install keys with wires. Make certain wire is secured in the important thing, usually snapped into place. Place ends of wire in the guide slots adjacent to the important thing location as you align the key. Firmly press right down to snap the key into place.
Set up the remainder of the keys by aligning and firmly pressing down