First exam if the retainer clip have any missing legs, and the hooks in the back of the key cover are not bent or broken. If Any of the parts are broken, no matter what you do, you will not be able to put it back on. See the following link for more info, and if it is broken, I have found the individualkeys.com to be very reliable source for replacement laptop keys. Hope this has been helpful.
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It is possible that the connection between the keyboard and the laptop is the issue. If you can figure out how to remove the keyboard, you will see it is connected to the laptop with a flat ribbon cable. Open the plastic clip that holds the flat cable (carefully!!) and then reconnect the cable. If that doesn't fix it, you may want to contact asus to get a replacement keyboard, or just plug in a usb keyboard.
That small retaining clip is what holds tension to the keyboard cable where it fits in the slot on the motherboard.
If you have the type of retaining clip that slides down into the slot to hold the cable in place then what you can do is very carefully put the cable back in the slot, then take the retaining clip and lay it on the cable, then try to slide the clip down into the slot with the cable, this will lock the cable in place.... Note, in this type of connector, the cable sometimes goes above the locking clip. if it does not go too easy, then it may be backwards, flip it over and try it again. When the cable is reseated, cover the connection with electrical tape to hold it fast. If the retaining clip is the flip up lever type, then you will have to try and look at it under a magnifyer and try to slip the ends of the retaining clip back into the sides of the slot where they lock in place. If these repairs cannot be done to where you recover functionality, then the motherboard has to be replaced in order to fix it...that keyboard connector is soldered to the motherboard.
Your keyboard is or has a stuck key or keys. If the unit gives you an error message or Beeps at start up, this will be the cause. Maybe, someone had gotten the keyboard wet or dropped something on the key pad ? Either way, if you are receiving a error message, or seeing type appear on the screen while you are not typing, it the keyboard. Keyboards are east to come buy for that unit and should be less than $30.00 USD. " Don't buy a used keyboard " Good luck, have fun, hope this info has helped you. Readers, please rate your technicians. John Ray firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless any of the retaining pins are broken you should be able to fix it yourself. First you need to work out how the clips fit together and then replace these onto the keyboard. Then gently push the key back onto the clips. If any of the pins are broken then do a search of online stores as people often sell individual keys but you will need to tell them the exact make and model of the laptop.