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I have a Macbook pro 2016 and keys keep getting stuck. By "stuck" I mean that pressing them doesn't do anything anymore unless I press them really hard. The recommended way is to blow air into the keyboard while holding it at a certain angle. I never have a can of air laying around, and blowing with my mouth doesn't seem to work. Is there a different way?

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Take it to Apple, who will do a free repair under their keyboard service program.

  • Yes. Have done this before and will probably need to do it again. It's just a hassle and I was hoping to find a way to minimize these trips. – Tyler Jul 17 '18 at 23:19
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I found another way that seems to work and doesn't require a can of air: Hold the laptop sideways and while holding it like that, pound on the key. Pound as hard as you would if you were typing an angry message. Try to pound on each side of the key. Holding it sideways gives gravity a chance to pull the crumbs out. And if it doesn't work the first time, try holding it a different direction.

I've tried this method on several keys, including the large right SHIFT key. It seems to work pretty good. The SHIFT key still isn't fully back to normal, but is way better than it was.

  • Just a heads up, while this may work, it may very well also cause damage to your laptop. If I were you, I'd look into ways of removing a key to clean under it, then reapplying it. – Tom Hood Jul 16 '18 at 14:39
  • How would this cause any damage, as long as you aren't pounding harder than the keyboard was designed for? – Tyler Jul 17 '18 at 15:17
  • Because the keyboard was not designed to be held sideways and pounded. Using things outside their intended scope always leaves them susceptible to damage. – Tom Hood Jul 17 '18 at 15:30

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