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    For those who have the annoying squeaking or crackling sound somewhere in their 700p keyboard, I have a solution: WD-40 applied in extremely small amounts. Take the can of WD-40, attach the little red tube, and spray a quick burst into a wastebasket. Then carefully touch the tip of the tube once or twice around the offending keys. This will let a miniscule amount seep into where the sticky gasket material is. Hit the keys a few times and woohoo! To my complete amazement, this has CURED my problem. Would be interested to see if works for others.

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    Think it works for stuck keys ;-)
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    it's quite harmless since oil doesn't conduct.
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    If one accidentally go WD40 on a key and on the number / letter / symbol on that key, would the WD40 smear the paint on the key / number / letter / symbol?
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    Putting WD-40 on pieces that are rubber isnt a good idea as it will eat away at it slowly, but I cant decided though if the keyboard is plastic or rubber?
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    what about using that organic stuff they put on shreder blades that you can get at office depot?
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    This (solution or WD40) is a bit risky i think. I am still trying to find a cure for my P and C (8) keys for my treo650 (GSM, unlocked). If I send it for repair; it will cost me about $169.00 with palm. For me to spend this much for just two keys is out of question and there are not many other choices that i have. Any help?
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    From the WD-40 website FAQ: "What surfaces or materials are OK to use WD-40 on?
    WD-40 can be used on just about everything. It is safe for metal, rubber, wood and plastic. WD-40 can be applied to painted metal surfaces without harming the paint. Polycarbonate and clear polystyrene plastic are among the few surfaces on which to avoid using a petroleum-based product like WD-40."
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    Oops, hit the enter key too fast. Right now it looks like the WD-40 fix is only a partial solution. After a day or two, I'm getting about half of the creaking/squeaking back. Still not as bad as it was, but not a perfect fix to be sure. The perfect solution would be effective Palm manufacturing quality control.
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    WD-40 is not really a lube it is more of a solvent that works short term as a lube....
    I found most of my squeaks were from pressure i put on the battery cover while typing, i put a small piece of sticky back foam between the batt and the cover and silence
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