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« on: October 09, 2016, 10:50:21 PM »
Okay, it's not sticky exactly. But it sure picks and chooses when it works! I really only use the one on the right (For those of you familiar with the US keyboard layout - If you're not, there's two Shift keys, one on each side) Anyway, it's been driving me nuts.  :flax Any tips? The random typos from this one stinkin' key are so annoying!
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 10:55:19 PM »
When you tap this key, does it feel loose or is it like it jams? I would recommend you to try and VERY GENTLY move a toothpick below it, maybe you will find some hair, dirt or crumbs that are making the key unusable.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 04:38:03 AM »
Use some kind of credit card, move it below the key and leverage the card. The key should plop out.

Here's a german tutorial, but maybe, the video is helpful:

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 04:17:53 PM »
Thanks! That really helped! I got some crumbs out from under it. :) Maybe that solved it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 05:22:21 AM »
Don't eat and write  :bigwig


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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 11:50:39 PM »
I don't! Well, most of the time. When I do, I'm very, very, very careful. But my laptop is second-hand! AND the previous owner tossed it into the trash!
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 12:04:35 AM »
I eat a lot while drawing or animating and my keys DO get stuck from time to time... but it is worth it :P