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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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