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MS wireless keyboard key stuck

By learninmypc
Apr 15, 2015
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    The up arrow key is what I'm trying to fix. I've removed all the screws from the back of it & trying to figure out how to get to the key in hopes it can be fixed. It does work, but gets stuck at times. Playing pac-man too much lol
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    I've been looking for a manual in hopes of fixing it myself. but nothing yet :eek:
     
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Have you tried popping the key off? Or just a can of air and blowing it out.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    No, I haven't tried popping it off fearing it might break it :(. No can of air handy :(
     
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    If you have all the screws out the keyboard should come apart. Take and gently pry the sides with a small screw driver.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    I'll try that again, I did it once but too paranoid of breaking it.
     
  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Good luck let me know how it turns out.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    I'm gingerly trying to remove it now, trying not to crack it :eek:
     
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  9. You can do it just be carefull
     
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    You will get it slow and easy.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    I've already heard one crack & I froze.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Its completely free around the edges, just where the keys are is difficult:eek:
     
  13. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    image.jpg
    That is the keyboard. To be continued tomorrow . It's a ms wireless keyboard 3000 v20 & I found out on another website there is no manual to show how to take the front thingy off :(
     
  15. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,233   +201

    A squirt of WD40 and then repeatedly working a sticking button freed up a TV remote for me.
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Sorry, I don't think wd40 would be good for a wireless KB.
     
  17. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,233   +201

    Just use it sparingly around the problem key. It stands a better chance of working than if you try to pull the keyboard apart. :)
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,599   +335

    Ok, after looking at several videos
    one of them, it appears that my up key is NOT stuck but made the way it is(At the 2;08 mark) . Perhaps I'm just using it too hard. I will re assemble my KB & hopefully will be more gentle on it. If that don't work, I'll try over. :)
     

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