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Key Got Loose

I wanted to clean my keyboard on my laptop, as I have done with my desk top. Not it is off with a few little flimsy plastic pieces and I am not sure how to put it perfectly together again. Maybe it was a dumb idea to begin with...I hope someone can help as it belongs to my bride-to-be!

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    PETER LOPEZ Dec 12, 2008

    Me again. it there a visual diagram somewhere online that could show me how to put the whole key together here.I need to figure out how it fits together again. The key not the touchpad.

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As far as I know, you just have to pop it in. If it doesnt fit right anymore, the connector might be broken. You can call dell and have the keyboard replaced. If the warranty doesn't cover it, you can purchase a spare keyboard from their spare parts sales dept. It's pretty easy to install. The keyboard kit should come with a manual or you can check it from support.dell.com. Just click 'product support' then 'manuals' then enter your service tag or choose your computer's model. Click view under the html option. Look for keyboard or replace/add parts.

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White macbook 10.5.8 pop spilled on keyboard


Ooouch ! After you've dabbed up (the spill) as much as you can, you may find some keys sticking ... i.e. when you touch (push) it (down), it doesn't pop up immediately. These are the keys you'll want to clean individually.
You can pop off the key top off (with your fingernails) from the top corner of the key. Once the key-cap top (cover) is pried open, lift the key-cap upwards and detach it from the bottom edge. You'll hear pop's when you do this. Once the key-cap is off, you'll see the mechanism under it. You'll want to clean things as best as you can ... very carefully. If the underside of the key top (cap) is sticky/dirty, rinse/wash it (with water), dry it well (before reinstalling it). Often the "stickiness" is caused by the (white translucent) plastic pieces (at the very top) not dropping flat down (immediately) after you lift it. (You wouldn't want to disassemble the parts below the (white translucent) square plastic pieces. Just clean/wipe it carefully using a cotton swab/toothpick).
You can remove the top (square plastic) pieces by pushing the tabs at the bottom corners ... downwards ... using a toothpick. This "top" square piece is actually two (square) pieces (snapped together), one inside the other. The inside piece is supposed to spin easily/quickly .... if not. it's probably sticky/dirty, rinse/wash it (with water), dry it well (before reinstalling it).
The trick is to make sure you know/remember how to reassemble the 2 pieces (after taking it apart and washing/rinsing/drying it) applying the right connection points to fit ... before you put the key-cap back on . The key-cap is put in place by just putting it in place and pressing down to snap it back on.
The larger keys (Shift, Space, etc.) has metal bars holding down the cap, etc., so it may take more effort to pop the key top (cap) off.
If you have quite a few to do, and you don't want to risk breaking anything, the Apple store is probably your next stop.

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How do replace keyboard on a dell 15 ?


It’s easy to break the flimsy keys on most laptops. Sometimes it’s cheaper to find a laptop keyboardfor your model laptop elsewhere than going through the manufacture. Ifyou find yourself in this situation, you can use these steps to replacethe keyboard. take “Dell Inspiron E1505 Keyboard” for example:

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Dell Inspiron E1505 Keyboard US
Removing the Damaged Keyboard…
Enusre the laptop is fully powered off, unplugged from the wall, and the laptop battery taken out.
Turn the laptop over. On some models icons indicating which screwsare attached to the keyboard are displayed. If not, you may have to“eyeball” it if you can’t find a breakdown for your model (such as dell pa 12 or pa 10)online.
Remove those screws with a T-8 or Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the laptop back over and open it up. Check and see if thekeyboard is tucked under any plastic pieces. If so, find if thoseplastic pieces are screwed into anything, and unfasten them as well. Ifnot, it probably uses clamps that can easily be removed.
Remove the plastic pieces carefully with a toothpick or plastic pick if there is any in the way.
Unscrew any screws at the top (if necessary) and remove the keyboarditself from top to bottom. You’ll notice that the keyboard is connectedwith a thin, but wide, data cable to the system board at the bottom.
Take that same pick and lift the plastic connectors that hold in this data cable in place.
carefully remove the data cable. Now the whole keyboard should be free.
Replacing the keyboard.
Take the new laptop replacement keyboardout of the plastic, and slip the data cable back in between the plasticconnectors on the system board. Make sure it’s all the way in.
Use the pick to push the plastic connectors back into place, and make sure it’s holding the data cable in.
Slip the keyboard itself into place, from bottom to top. Make sure the screw holes or clamps line up at the top.
Refasten the keyboard in place at the top.
If you had to remove any plastic pieces, carefully snap them back in and replace any screws you had to remove.
Turn the laptop over and replace all of the keyboard screws.
Finally, put the battery back in and power on the laptop. If all hasgone well, the keyboard should be functioning like brand new.

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Repair ACER Keyboard


Many a times, laptop's keys fell off the keyboard or it gets damaged. Don't fret on buying a whole new keyboard when you can repair the keys yourself.
This is an installation guide to repair keys of Acer’s laptop keyboard.

You should have a key cap and 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), that goes underneath the key cap.

To install the key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing the metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.

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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger plastic piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the top plastic sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.

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Take your letter key cap, put it in the middle of the plastic pieces and push down evenly from all four sides.

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That's all to repair ACER keyboard key.

Source: Acer Key Repair




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How do i remove the key board


How to replace your Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 laptop keyboard ?


It's easy to break the flimsy keys on laptop. In order to better protect the Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 notebook keyboard, some friends, instead, use USB keyboard. But if you work outdoors, carrying a USB keyboard is not convenient. You still have to use the laptop keyboard. Once a laptop keyboard stops working, there is no option but to replace it. You can use these steps to replace the Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 keyboard.

1. Take out the battery and AC adapter, unplugged from the wall, enusre the laptop is fully powered off.
2. Remove those screws with a T-8 or Phillips screwdriver.
3. Turn the laptop back over and open it up. Check and see if the Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 keyboard is tucked under any plastic pieces. If so, find them if those plastic pieces are screwed into anything, and unfasten them as well. If not, it probably uses clamps that can easily be removed.
4. Remove the plastic pieces carefully.
5. Unscrew any screws at the top (if necessary) and remove the keyboard itself from top to bottom. You'll notice that the keyboard is connected with a thin, but wide, data cable to the system board at the bottom.
6. Disconnect the data cable attachment of the keyboard which will sever all the remaining attachments of the laptop keyboard with the laptop computer motherboard. To remove this cable, you have to just carefully pull it out from the socket to which it is attached. Then you can lift out the entire keyboard out of the laptop.
7. Take the new Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 keyboard out of the plastic and place it inside with the right orientation, attach the data cable.
8. Refasten the keyboard in place at the top.
9. If you had to remove any plastic pieces, carefully snap them back in and replace any screws you had to remove.
10. Turn the laptop over and replace all of the keyboard screws.
11. Put the laptop battery back in place and switch it on to check Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 keyboard functionality. If everything has gone according to plan, you should be ready to type away!

You have to remember that once you open up the Toshiba Tecra A2-S119 laptop computer for keyboard replacement, the warranty provided by the manufacturer stands void. We personally suggest that you do it on your own only if you are in a really desperate situation and there is no way you can get maintenance from the manufacturer. I hope this assists you. John

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How do I replace keyboard on a asus 1000HD


HI
It’s easy to break the flimsy keys on most laptops. Sometimes it’s cheaper to find a keyboard for your model laptop elsewhere than going through the manufacture. If you find yourself in this situation, you can use these steps to replace the keyboard.
Removing the Damaged Keyboard...
Enusre the laptop is fully powered off, unplugged from the wall, and the battery taken out.
Turn the laptop over. On some models icons indicating which screws are attached to the keyboard are displayed. If not, you may have to “eyeball” it if you can’t find a breakdown for your model online.
Remove those screws with a T-8 or Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the laptop back over and open it up. Check and see if the keyboard is tucked under any plastic pieces. If so, find if those plastic pieces are screwed into anything, and unfasten them as well. If not, it probably uses clamps that can easily be removed.
Remove the plastic pieces carefully with a toothpick or plastic pick if there is any in the way.
Unscrew any screws at the top (if necessary) and remove the keyboard itself from top to bottom. You’ll notice that the keyboard is connected with a thin, but wide, data cable to the system board at the bottom.
Take that same pick and lift the plastic connectors that hold in this data cable in place.
carefully remove the data cable. Now the whole keyboard should be free.
Replacing the keyboard.
Take the new keyboard out of the plastic, and slip the data cable back in between the plastic connectors on the system board. Make sure it’s all the way in.
Use the pick to push the plastic connectors back into place, and make sure it’s holding the data cable in.
Slip the keyboard itself into place, from bottom to top. Make sure the screw holes or clamps line up at the top.
Refasten the keyboard in place at the top.
If you had to remove any plastic pieces, carefully snap them back in and replace any screws you had to remove.
Turn the laptop over and replace all of the keyboard screws.
Finally, put the battery back in and power on the laptop. If all has gone well, the keyboard should be functioning like brand new.
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Replace DELL Laptop Keyboard Key


Sometimes with Dell laptops, the keys on the keyboard gets stuck or damaged or fells off the keyboard. There are many different ways to repair your broken keys. Just put your mind to it and you will be able to repair it yourself.

You can place an order to replace your broken key or you can repair it you have all the parts intact.

You should have a key cap, 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), which goes under the key cap.

Following is the installation guide to replace and repair Dell laptop key.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard.The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the top and two metal hooks at the bottom.


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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two larger sticks at the bottom, two holes at the middle and two shorter sticks at the top. The bottom sticks are going to go into the bottom metal hooks. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has a small bar at the bottom, two sticks at the top and two sticks at the middle. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece and the bar is going to click on to the top metal hook. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece.


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Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces upwards so that it clicks together.


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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.


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You’ve just repaired your Dell laptop keyboard.
Source: LaptopKey


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How to reattach the F12 key on my Sony Vaio laptop. My cat scratched my F12 key off of the laptop. There is a little white plastic square frame loose on top of the key.Pressing the key pad down on top of...


Sounds like the cat did more then just damage the F12 key. If the plastic connectors underneath the F12 are damaged or the white tactile is damaged then they keyboard is done in that aspect. What worries me more is that the right hand side of the keyboard is not usable.

What needs to happen is the keyboard needs to be taken out and reseated back into its slot on the motherboard and see if you can use all of the keys again minus the F12.

If you can then use the keyboard until you can get another one.

If you get the same results (not being able to use the right hand side of the keyboard) then the keyboard is bad and would need to be replaced ASAP or you can use an external usb keyboard for now.


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A key came off the keyboard


Hi eugpol,

Typically, the keys either have a small cross bow type of connection, or they some just snap back on. Look at the back of the key, if it has a round cylinder type configuration, then you can place the key back in it's position and with your fingers, just ad a little pressure until it locks in place.

Now if it has a cross bow configuration, when you look under the key, you'll find two plastic pieces that interlock with each other. What you do is hold the key face up, and sort of tap the sides to get the two plastic pieces to drop. On one of the plastic pieces you'll find two snap in ends. And on the other piece you'll find it's more of a circle that has a snap in bar across the top of the circle. The object here, is to take the one piece that has the two snap in ends and look on the keyboard, you'll find two teany tiny circle holes that those little ends go into. Plug those in first, then on the other side you need to snap the bar end up and back to snap it into place, and your done. It may take a couple of tries, but you'll get it.

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Keyboard broken


Go to a computer surplus place. Look for a box of spare parts with key boards in it for laptops. If you look hard enough you'll find what you need and "cheap".

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