Problems with a laptop arrow key

My girlfriend's laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1525. The left arrow key is having problems. For some reason it is difficult to push down, and makes a creaking sound when you push it down, and when you push it down really hard, it takes a few seconds for it to come back up again. How would I fix this problem?
Thanks in advance!

lemonie7 years ago
...or there's some "cack" under / in there. Raving' has the right idea there.

Sounds like the key carrier has gotten gunked up or maybe damaged. Check this out for cleaning instructions:

Start at Step 4, unless you've recently spilled a cola on your keyboard.

If cleaning doesn't help, you might need to replace the key or the carrier. Probably, contacting Dell is your easiest way to get replacement parts.
Mr. Thirty6 (author)  RavingMadStudios7 years ago
Thanks dude. I'll give it a shot tomorrow when I see her again, and I'll let you know if it works.