How to Fix a Stuck Key on an IBM ThinkPad

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If you've recently noticed that a key on your IBM ThinkPad's keyboard is acting up, you may think it's necessary to replace the key. In some cases, replacing the key is necessary. However, in nearly all cases, a stuck key on your IBM ThinkPad can be fixed quickly, easily and for free. All you need to do is follow a few quick steps.


Step 1

Place your fingernail on the top left of the stuck key. Grip the key with your fingernail so that your fingernail is just under the key.

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Step 2

Lift the key up in a firm motion with your fingernail. The key should gently come off.


Step 3

Wipe the area on and around the key with a dry cloth so that any crumbs that are hanging around the surface are removed.

Step 4

Wipe the key off with the cloth. Make sure that no crumbs are on the top or bottom of the key.


Step 5

Place the key back into place on the keyboard firmly until you hear a click. Press on the key to test whether it is still stuck.

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