There is a swivelling x-frame (like a deck chair) that clicks off the button or keyboard whichever it is fastened to This has four toggles and rectangular recesses which correspond to the keyboard and button underside, pls email me firstname.lastname@example.org if U have any probs but if you are gentle it can be clicked back on with care and patience zak
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There are multiple different designs for laptop keys - so the exact procedure may vary from one machine to another. A good source for instructional videos is:http://www.laptopkey.com/installation_guides.php#modnum
In your case, I would order and replace the existing keyboard, and keep the old keyboard for parts should a key come off in the future.
If you've never replaced a laptop keyboard before, the procedure isn't difficult, but you need to exercise extreme care when disconnecting/connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard. If you break this connector, you'll end up having to replace the motherboard.
You can find replacement keyboards, and instructions, easily by typing in "Inspiron 1420 keyboard replacement" in Google.
Hi, "I suggest that you try reconfiguring the way the Keyboard functions. Click on the Start button, in the [Start Search Window] type: keyboards; the "Keyboard" will appear in the shortcut menu. Next, select to open, make all the changes to your specifications, "Apply and OK" all changes. After you are finished, Restart the Computer. If this helped; let me know by giving a "helpful rating," thanks.
I believe you should get it replaced because if in case you do reseat them which is a possibility , will not stick for a long time. and will fall off again. so better to get the keyboard replaced. I know how kids are , I lost my system screen due to my 6 years old niece. you tc and hope you find it helpful.
In the upper front of the keyboard you can twist or remove the cover after you remove the cover unscrew the four or three screw that hold the keyboard and then detached the keyboard and clean or dry it.