Having problems with your Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook ?

My kids ate something sticky while using my laptop, now when I need to right-click the mouse, both buttons are pressed at once. Can I take my computer apart to clean the the mouse buttons, or do I need to pay for a professional to repair it?

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\015\012No . Cleaning keyboard and mouse is always possible to be done self. No professional is required unless there is some mechanical damage done. By the description you have provided I donot think there is any mechanical damage.
\015\012Buy a can of compressed air at a local tech store like Best Buy or Radio Shack. While there, get a can of anti-static electronics cleaner spray.

Be sure to remove the drive from AC power and if it runs on a battery, disconnect the battery (if your system will not be affected). As for the battery, the main thing is to avoid accidently powering on while you are cleaning.

Hold your laptop propped so the keyboard is upright and leaning a little downward toward the table. Use the canned air to move up, down and across the entire keyboard area (in the spaces between keys). This will remove any dust and unwanted particles.

As long as you don't hit the power-on button, use the electronics anti-static cleaner spray with a light coat over the entire laptop, keyboard and screen. Use a clean soft cotton rag and wipe it all down with moderate pressure. Clean the screen a second time (last) with a fresh part of the rag using moderate pressure.

That will clean the entire laptop pretty good. Probably 5 minutes at the most. Do it once a month or once a qaurter.
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