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Sticky keys almost always indicate that a mechanical key switch has been fouled by dust and debris that has settled in the keyboard. Friday, May 18, 2001 Clean sticky keys Sticky keys almost always indicate that a mechanical key switch has been fouled by dust and debris that has settled in the keyboard.

After your keyboard has suffered a lot of use, you may notice that one or more keys fail to make good contact–you might need to press a key harder (or press the same key two or more times) for it to respond. This almost always indicates that a mechanical key switch has been fouled by dust and debris, which has settled into the keyboard over time. To correct the problem, you can clean between the keys with a can of compressed air. You may also need to gently remove the key cap (use a paper clip bent into the shape of a “U”) and spray a little electrical contact cleaner into the problem key(s). Work each key for a bit and then replace its cap. Remember to put the caps back on the right keys!

Formerly part of Computer Currents, Stephen J. Bigelow’s Computer Advisor column has been resurrected on computeruser.com as a daily tech tip column. Find Stephen at www.dlspubs.com.

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