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Noodle stuck under a key


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As completely ridiculous and retarded as it sound... I was eating some mi goreng as I replied to a few comments and a little chunk of noodle fell into the keyboard.
Absentmindedly, I tried to pick it out with my fingers but instead jammed it further between the keys.
And then I tried to get it out with a pen, but it slipped under the key between z and c.
I'm not going to type it (the letter) cause I dont want to squish the noodle.

I'm a little bit worried. I'm pretty sure you can take the keys off a keyboard without breaking it but then again I'm completely incompetent and don't want to [bleep] it up.


I would really appreciate it if someone could be all "hey, this is how you take off keys w/o ruinin yo keyboard" and id be all "wurrrrd"
I cant believe i just said that
anyway, forgive a person for thinkin theyre black and being computer/everything illiterate
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Well, I am sure you can remove the keycaps without destroying anything, but - some are pretty tricky and there are many mechanical methods used, so without knowing how your keycaps attach, I would not know how to suggest removing it.

but it slipped under the key between z and c.

Umm, do you mean X marks the spot? :)

I would buy a can of compressed dusting gas from your local home improvement store, turn the keyboard upside down, then attempt to blast the debris out with the nozzle tube. I was going to suggest you wait until it dries, but the starch in the noodle would probably glue the mess in there.
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Tweezers may help :)
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I was thinking a bent paper clip or wire - after ensure no power was getting to the keyboard.
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Only issue I can think of with paper clip or wire is you may just poke holes in it. Which may be beneficial if you can stab it to death until its a bunch of little pieces then turn the keyboard upside down and hope they fall out :)
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This gave me a good chuckle. I'm sure you aren't the only one to get something caught in the keyboard. If the noodle is thin enough, perhaps letting it dry before attempting to remove it may make it easier.
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Only issue I can think of with paper clip or wire is you may just poke holes in it.

That's true - some keyboards have a moisture barrier under the keys. :)
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Possibly try a vacuum cleaner.
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