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    shift key not working after coffee splatter

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    shift key not working after coffee splatter
    been months since i could use left shift key, can key be taken off and cleaned for possible
    issue or is my laptop spring loaded and will affect it?

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    shift key not working after coffee splatter
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    I'm not sure cleaning the key off is going to matter - it sounds like the keyboard might be damaged in that area. Is it only that key or are keys in that area also not working?
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    shift key not working after coffee splatter

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    my left shift key stopped spill months ago, only issue
    not sure if this is how to reply....no other damage, was a splatter, not total spill, put computer upside down as tried to catch son leaving and came back to wipe clean hoping none got inside....was told to pop key off and clean hoping only sticky residue as my only issue and computer 2 yrs new.

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    shift key not working after coffee splatter
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    Removing a key (any key) from a MacBook Pro keyboard is not an easy task and it's very possible that you may damage the key permanently. But if you wish to give it a try, watch the following YouTube Video: LINK

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    shift key not working after coffee splatter

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    Cool link was great, thanks
    i watched all 35min and think i can attempt this carefully of course but nothing to lose as shift key doesn't work now anyway. Thank you for help to possibly fix this. i feel like fish out of water and so much i wish i could take a class on to sync an ipad to protector box and learn how to use is my next big feat i wish i knew a geek to show me. thank you so much!

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