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04-26-2012 08:32 PM
I'm having a problem with my DV6Z spacebar squeaking when I press it. Is there a way to lift up the key so I don't break it? Could I use WD-40 if it still squeaks after I clean it? Please help. Thanks.
04-27-2012 02:28 PM
Don't get that can of WD-40 anywhere near your laptop. Organic chemicals and electronics do not mix. You can remove the spacebar and clean around under it with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip, but getting the key back on is not really easy unless you pay careful attention to how it was attached. The spacebar is actually the easiest to work with because of its size.
04-27-2012 07:56 PM
How do I get the spacebar to come off though? Do I just pop it off or how should I lift it? It doesn't seem like the old keyboards that were easier to take apart so how should I do it? Thanks.
04-28-2012 06:26 AM
This may be some help:
Your keyboard is a standard kind, not the chicklets so just get something under the key and pry it up. Look at the video first so you know what is involved in getting it back on, though.
05-23-2013 05:15 PM
Finally got around to doing this today (one year later), but the spacebar still squeaks. Do I need to remove the hinges underneath and clean those? I cleaned underneath the spacebar and on top of the hinges, but it's still squeaking. Do I need to do a more thorough job of cleaning all the parts underneath the spacebar?