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Does anyone know how I can unstick my O key?

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wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 11:23:40

I have gt a sticky o on my keyboard and it is a real pain. Hw do I get it to unstick? Can I take the key off and clean it? Anyone?

Tee2072 Thu 04-Jun-09 12:08:58

You should be able to pry off the key cap with a paperclip and then clean under it.

wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 12:10:37

Thanks, will try that.

TheDevilWearsPenneys Thu 04-Jun-09 12:10:42

Just don't get carried away when you see how filthy it is under there , take them all off, and then try to remember how the hell to put them all back in place, hehe.

wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 12:11:31

Oh, I should say it's a laptp, will that make a difference?

MaryBS Thu 04-Jun-09 12:12:12

Or a small screwdriver.

When I was at Uni, a couple of us prised ALL the keys off a friend's keyboard and put them back in alphabetical order. Another time, we just rearranged the bottom line and moved everything one position to the right - slightly more subtle but just as frustrating!

wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 12:15:59

rofl - that must have taken ages

Goober Thu 04-Jun-09 12:17:11

Use the zero instead!

Tee2072 Thu 04-Jun-09 12:17:25

mary we used to do that to each other at an office I worked at! Doesn't work on me as I touch type, but messed up a lot of people!

wilbur can also do it with a laptop, just be very gentle!

wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 12:24:46

Goober - I did think of that but thought my clients might not be very impressed with a copywriter who submitted work with 0 instead of o. grin

wilbur Thu 04-Jun-09 12:33:39

Hooray, it's all fixed, oooooooo! But, oh grosserama - guess what I found under the key?

MaryBS Thu 04-Jun-09 20:08:01

part of a finger nail?

wilbur Fri 05-Jun-09 10:28:59

Yes! How did you guess? Must stop trimming nails near the computer, bluuuergh.

MaryBS Fri 05-Jun-09 14:07:22

LOL, I've done it too!

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