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Key No 2 has come off ibm Series 43 thinkpad keyboard

The above key popped off the keyboard of my daughters computer this morning.

We have tried to put the key back in place, but find the bits fidgety and some of information is a little bit vague and not very helpful.

Can you suggest an easy way to re-assemble the bits and re-attach to the keyboard.

Thanks

Ann

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It would be very difficult to describe, as it's a bit fussy. 
What you should do is carefully pull off the tilde (top left below the F1) key with your fingernail. Look at how the gray and white parts fit in. If you simply get them in this shape and press straight down, it will click into place.
If you haven't disturbed this configuration, simply pressing the key straight down will click it into place.

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