Keyboard slider stick fix

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    Hello all. So I started getting very annoyed because earlier today my Droids

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    *oops sorry accidentally pressed post xD*
    My droids keyboard slider was sticking so badly that I could barelly close it. So I devised a way to literally make it work like new.
    *FIRST TURN OFF YOUR PHONE*
    -Have the phone slider open during cleaning to access the sliding mechanism.

    1. Use rubbing alcohol on a q tip to soak some rubbing alcohol into the cracks of the slider mechanism.
    2. Slide the slider back and forward quickly about 10 times.
    3. Use a paper towel to wipe up all of the excess rubbing alcohol.
    4. After that is done spray some dw-40 on a q tip. DO NOT spray it directly on your phone.
    5. Use the q tip to apply a light ammount of dw-40 in the cracks of the sliding peices. Repeat step two and three, only this time its the dw-40.
    6. Make sure the phone is completely clean with no liquids in the keyboard then, boot your phone up.

    Doing this will clean all the dust out, and then relubrucate the tracks.

    I do not hold responsibilty for any damage done to your phone but this was 100 percent effective for me.

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    WD 40 shouldn't be used as a lube and shouldn't be used where a lube is required since it will break-down most lubes.
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    Which is what I thought aswell. But it seems that the tracks don't have any lube in them to begin with. Like I said this worked perfect for me, my slider is stick free.

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    Also I'm sure some sort of silicon based lube could be used instead of wd-40 to the same effect, if using wd-40 is a large cause for consern.

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    Graphite-based might be good. Check your local locksmith. Stuff does wonders for locks.

    Silicone-based seems appropriate for this though. I might even try a little "nose grease".

    EDIT: Oops, not graphite. That was the old stuff. I meant Tri-Flow, which does NOT have graphite. It is great for locks but I have no idea if it would be good for this application. I should shut up!
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    I've used Rem-Oil (gun lube) on household locks for years and it works magic. I'm not sure if it's conductive, though, so I'd be careful with it as well as graphite or aluminum based lubricants.

    Radio Shack sells a nonconductive dry lubricant/contact cleaner for electrical contacts and would get my vote for this application.
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    It will for a while, but like I pointed out, it will break down any lube that is there. If your phone missed the lube train then I'd try very little silicon. It shouldn't appear (visually) that there is any lube there.
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