How to Fix MacBook Pro sticky keys issue [Easy Guide]

If you are experiencing that MacBook Pro’s keyboard keys got sticky and required to press hard on keys to get it work, then you are in right place to fix this problem. “MacBook Pro sticky keys” might happens when dust, crumbs or other gunk gets stuck under a key that causing problems while you try to press such sticky keys on MacBook’s keyboard. So, you can try the technique to clean underneath those keys and hope it will work.

But while using “Clean underneath those keys”, you should be alert and perform each steps carefully because it might possible to miss some hidden debris or lodge it further under the key. On other hand, this process will help you to clean the whole can for compressed air for nothing. In case if there is no gunk underneath, then you may have a dead key that can bigger problem for you. In that case, you need to replace the keys to fix this problem. Let’s go for the steps to fix Sticky keys on MacBook.

How to Fix MacBook Pro sticky keys?

Step 1: At first, turn OFF your PC/laptop. Or click on “Apple menu > Shutdown”

Step 2: Dip a Q-Tip in “Isopropanol” and wipe around each sticky key. If more Q-Tip is required, then use it and wipe around the sticky keys

Step 3: Use a toothpick to remove crumbs or debris from the sticky keys

Step 4: After that, check if the problem is resolved by pressing on key. If sticky key problem is persist, then go for next step

Step 5: Now, you can use either Spudger or plastic opening tool to pry up the sticky keys carefully. Insert the Spudger carefully inside the key and lift up the key using fingers

Step 6: When you are removing a key if one of both of these white plastic pieces come off the key board, don’t worry. Put the key carriers to back. When it came off and press firmly into place

Step 7: Put soap and warm water in cup, remove the keys and put them in soapy water and soak the keys for 10 minutes

Step 8: With the help of Q-Tip damp wipe down your keyboard

Step 9: Now, use Q-Tip to rubbing sticky keys and a q-tip to wipe the back of the keys and then try the keys completely

Step 10: Finally, put the keys on the keyboard and first align the key and press firmly into place

Step 11: Once done, turn ON your MacBook and check if “sticky keys on MacBook” problem is resolved.


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