Wanted to clean under the keys as been having problems with them sticking an pressing a key an not doing what its suppose to do so i tried taking key off an now im confused on how it goes back on so need some help.
it looks kinda like that 2 prongs at the top, button were laptop regiestisters key an 2 prongs at bottom closer to each other than the top ones
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Re: putting key back on
I think you need to be a micro surgeon to successfully get the key back on. I know of few that have successfully gotten them back on. The good news is that the keyboard is replaceable and not very expensive. You can sometimes use an external, wireless keyboard as a workaround...
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The keys may be damaged because of heavy usage, or the keys may just have accumulated dirt over time. What I do if a key isn't responding, is to carefully pull it off (CAREFULLY) and clean under the rubber part that presses down onto the circuit board. Also I clean the key itself, to make sure that when I put it back on, it does not stick, or is hard to press. To put it back on, if you look underneath the key, there is 2 tabs that you slide on first (The tricky bit) then just press the key down until the other two snap into place
If you want to clean under the keys, take a knife or something thin. Then, stick it under the key and pop it out. just use a lightly moist towel to rub under the keys and on the contact points. make sure to dry it off well and make sure its not plugged in when doing this.
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.
no! you don't want to do that if you unscrew the back plate all the plastic suction cups with fall off and you will never be able to type on it, until you place the suction cups back what you want to do is get some WD-40 (the tool for fixing almost everything) or a can of pressurized air with a areosole top and aim it at the key or under it, press it and it will blow every piece of junk under the keys cleaning it.
if you still have the key super glue it back on put glue on paper plate then use a cue tip to put the glue on the key making sure the key is straight and in the right place you want the glue to just cover the part that the key presses down not anything else and dont press the key for 24 hours or untill dry because it will stick pressed down and then its going constantly press the key .... big problems if that happens, there may also be a small clip that you can push back into the lil slot that holds it and not need any glue each keyboard is diffrent ive done both, if you dont have the key look on craigslist or ebay for non working laptops that are compatable to yours
You cleaned the rubber under the buttons and the buttons too? All you do is put the metal bars straight down then angle it about 10 degree towards you then put it in like a regular key, but if you lost the wire then.... might need to get a new one, heh.
no they don't need replacing they just need cleaning, you can remove the panel that goes accross the top of the keyboard (above the F keys) if you remove this panel you can remove the keyboard too, it is connect to the laptop with a ribbon cable that you can remove. when the keyboard is free all you have to do is run it under warm water (not hot) and clean the keys gently with washing up liqiud that you use for the dishes, keep on running warm water on it until the keys are free (you may have to repeat this process if the sticking persists) Now for the important part, you have to leave the keyboard to dry for at least 24-48 hours in a warm dry room before you can put it back in, press on the keys periodically to make sure they are free
1: removing the keyboard: as near as I can tell, at the top of your keyboard is power button etc,.. this cover can be removed. once removed, there are at least 3 screws under it, once those are out there are 2 more on the bottom. NOTE: could be that like on my Compaq and IBM the proper keys on the bottem are denoted by a small etching of a keyboard. It may not be neccesary to remove the keyboard, so if it ain't broke.. don't fix it. 2: Fixing this keyboard is possible IF by stuck you mean they stick but otherwise work. My IBM for example ( used by my kids on occasion ) has had sticky substances dropped onto the keyboard. I simply removed the appropriate keys, cleaned them with alcohol and re-seated them. CAUTION: Pay attention to how they come off so you can put them back on and be careful not to break the plastic connectors. In closing,.. if all else fails and after cleaning and re-seating the keys dont work, buy a new one. They aren't that expensive if you look around. I won't put a website here for an on-line store that carries them,.. but do a google search you'll find several places.