My Acer Aspire 7741 keyboard's W key has been used a lot due to gaming, and now it sticks down a little bit when I play and hold it for an extended time. The keyboard isn't sticky from a spilled drink or anything. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Most likely debris stuck in your key spring mechanism.

I had a similar problem but with the N key. After a year I decided to pop up the key even if I permanently broke it. I found a finger nail clipping was lodged in the plastic spring.

  • I just checked ad there isn't anything under it. Nov 12, 2013 at 3:56
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    If the mechanism separates from the spring mechanism I would then replace the mechanism from another key in that row you don't use. I say that row because sometime each row has a different height spring. If they are all the same then switch it with an unused key if you can... OR you can by a keyboard replacement for about $15 and keep the old pad for spare keys...
    – Understood
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:30
  • Wow I never knew that. Buying a new keyboard is not an option for the next month because I will be traveling, so thanks for your input. Nov 12, 2013 at 6:05

I reseated the key and it seems to work fine now.


New keyboards are pretty cheap and can be found on Amazon. $10-$40 and fairly easy to install. In the mean time, try side stepping or retreating. ;)

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