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My 5year old son beat the hell out of my space bar key now it's j

My 5year old son beat the hell out of my space bar on my dell laptop can this be fixed,because no Ihave to hit really hard for it to work, it's like it's jammed??

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Worst case scenario you will have to replace the keyboard.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ACER-Aspire-1640-1690-3502-3610-3680-5602-Keyboard-US_W0QQitemZ370132996658QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Mice_Trackballs?hash=item370132996658&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

You can try removeing the plastic button and see whats going on under there. not much.. else..


Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 25, 2009

    Hello, I see you have rated the solution is poor, is there anything I can help you with? replacing the keyboard is the best way to fix this problem, or take it apart and find out what the problem is.



    not much else.

    Thanks,

    Ekse

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