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We have several terminals with keyboards that are used by different people during the course of the day. We had a similar problem with the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys. Solution(s): Straighten out a paper clip and make a quarter inch hook at one end. Insert the hook under the offending key(s) and pop it up. You can easily replace the key should there ever be a need. No ham, no foul.
To lock keyboard with filterkeys
activate sticky keys by pressing the shift key 5 times. Go to settings and click the radio button 'use filter keys' this locks the keyboard and gives nifty little sounds all except the taskbar button if keyboard has one. easily unlock by double clicking little clock emblem in the bottom right hand corner of screen and deselecting use filter keys. Make sure you hit 'apply'
On a presario the keys are hinged with a small metal hinge at the top that fits into two plastic clips and lets the key sit over the membrane of the keyboard. If the plastic clips have snapped it will involve the fitting of a new keyboard which isnt a user serviceable thing.
If it's out of warranty (HP now own Compaq, so it's them you'll need to talk to, but they will tell you the warranty status from the serial number of the machine) you might consider a rubber "roll up keyboard" along the lines of http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/bendi-light-up-keyboard/index.html - these are rubber folding keyboards that can be transported easily in your laptop bag but are still full size.
Probably need a new keyboard altogether. Some here. http://www.priorityelectronics.com/laptop-keyboards/presario-keyboards.htm http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Compaq,Laptop,Keyboards.aspx Refurbished ones here: http://rogerhenson.com/parts.php?db=11