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Razor BlackWidow problem with spacebar and how to remove the key if need be

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So I have a Razor Blackwidow keyboard and I spilled some water on it and some keys were being weird and spacebar wasn’t working at all. So I used a hair dryer and left it upside down. After awhile I plugged it back in and everything works great except the spacebar. The spacebar won’t do anything when I hold it down and actually spacing seems to only work if the key is all the way up when I press on it. So I was wondering:

1. Why would it do this if the key is working?

2. Do you think this would be an easy fix and if so what would be a safe way to take off the spacebar and fix/clean it. The key works so I could live with it but it is pretty annoying when I'm typing.

3. Should I take the risk and try and fix it?

I would like to fix it but don't want to accidently break it and have to spend $50+ on a new keyboard since I heard the spacebar can be tricky.

So any and all comments are appreciated. Thanks.
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The spacebar is a pain in the arse but with a little bit of patience it can be removed. I had a similar issue with my own, spilled a fizzy drink and it became incredibly sticky.

For cleaning out your keyboard grab some industrial grade isopropyl alcohol, stick a cotton bud into it and give the area around your switch a good clean.

If the problem continues find yourself a syringe and inject some of the IPA directly into the switch and repeatedly press it for a minute or two while as the solution starts to clean out any gunk that it is inside,

Finally turn the keyboard upside down and allow to dry out for a few hours. Repeat these steps if the problem continues.

If you have a number of keys not working on your board another thing to do is stick your keyboard in a sealed plastic bag, dump a load of IPA in along with it, leave it for a few hours and then of course leave it to dry, When doing this remember to remove ALL the keycaps as the alcohol can affect the markings in some situations.

All the best mate,
Stu
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Ok thanks I'll try and clean it when I get a keypuller. But why do you think that it is doing that? Since the key works if it is all the way up but won't if it isnt and it does nothing when it is held down? Why would it do this if the key is working and it isn't sticky at all it just isn't working like it should?
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