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How To Fix Sticky Keyboard Keys on a MacBook

Fix Sticky Keyboard Keys: MacBook laptops have been popular for their sleek lightweight body. The keyboard buttons touch soft supple. Though in most cases it’s not good to interrupt computers, sometimes some issues can arise with your laptop, asking you for the solution. MacBook’s sticky keyboards are one of such situations. 

The sticky keyboard of the MacBook can be caused due to any reason, like oily fingers or spilling of food, etc. Whatever the reason maybe it gets very irritating while you type. You don’t want a sticky or keyboard not working when you are writing something important like an email to the boss, Right? 

Clean Sticky Keyboard Keys on MacBook

Clean Sticky Keyboard Keys on MacBook

Here in this article, we have mentioned the solution to the problem. Make your typing flawless by cleaning and fix sticky keyboard in the following manner.

Things you will need for cleaning up your keyboard

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Paper napkins
  • Cotton swabs
  • Heavy-Duty Spudger
  • A cup or a bowl
  • Toothpick
  • Dish Soap
  • Spudger

Turn off your computer

Before you start the cleaning process, the first thing you should do is to turn off your computer. Tap on the apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of your computer screen. Select the “shut down” option from the down menu.

Take q-tips dip it in rubbing alcohol

After your computer is turned off it’s time to clean some dirt around your keyboard keys. Take q-tips dip it in rubbing alcohol. Remove the excess rubbing alcohol so that it doesn’t drip around the keys.

Make sure the Q-tips are damp, use q-tips to wipe around each sticky key. Use multiple q-tips and remove the dirt around each key of the keyboard.

Use Toothpick for Dirt Particle

Alcohol does a lot in removing the stickiness on and around your keyboard, but what about dirt particles inside the keyboard. Over a period of time dirt particles gets accommodate inside keyboard which may also interpret in keyboard functioning. To clean this dirt and crumbs you will need a toothpick.

Check if your keyboard is clean or still sticky

Now check if your keyboard is clean or still sticky, if the stickiness still prevails, continue reading for more solutions mentioned in the below steps.

Use a Spudger


Now for more advanced cleaning, use a spudger or other similar tools that can pry up the sticky keys. To do so, insert the spudger underside of the key and slightly lift up, use your fingers to twist the key off. Not that you use blunt and gentle tools and not a sharp tool like a knife and keys to avoid damages.

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Removing the Keys

While removing the keys, you will notice that plastic pieces coming out along with the keys. If this is the case don’t worry as it can be easily placed back. Also if one carrier is out, remove the second one too and align them and push them together.

Removing Keys

You will know if it properly places when you will hear a clicking sound. Now place the carrier in the spot on the keyboard where it came off and press firmly into place

Using a Soap Solution

Clean up removed keys by using a soap solution. Take a bowl and prepare a soap solution in warm water. Place all the keys inside the bowl, and soak the keys for 5 to 10 minutes.

Remove the Dirt Account

Using q-tip and rubbing alcohol once again remove the dirt account, clean the keyboard as mentioned in step 2.

Wipe out the keys using paper napkins

After 10 minutes remove your keys from the bowl. Wipe out the keys using paper napkins and leave then for few minutes till it completely fries up.

Place keys where they belong

Now when keys are completely dried up, align keys and put them at the required place. Push the keys firmly and then move your finger side to side until you hear a double clicking sound.


So these steps to clear out the stickiness of your MacBook keyboard. So don’t have any interruption and enjoy flawless writing. Do let us know if you are facing issues like these, connect to us through the comment section below.

In the vast majority of cases, following the steps listed above will fix the Sticky Macbook keyboard keys and get your keyboard back up to tip-top shape.

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