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The 'A' key came off my VGN-FZ140E keyboard. I can't get it back on. Two small interlocking plastic parts are on the back of the detached key. These parts appear to need to snap into position on the keyboard. Suggestion would be appreciated.

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  • ftsc Apr 10, 2009

    I found that the two interlocking pieces of plastic should be positioned at both sides of the verical rubber holder that carries the key. I used two pairs of tweezers, one to keep up the key while it is attached to one of the pieces of plastic, one to bring the second piece in the correct position. If it fits, apply subtly some pressure on the key and it snaps!

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Take extra care with these clips since they are very fragile however you just need to push the key in a swinging motion in order to snap it in. dont apply too much pressure though.

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Typically, the keys either have a small cross bow type of connection, or they some just snap back on. Look at the back of the key, if it has a round cylinder type configuration, then you can place the key back in it's position and with your fingers, just ad a little pressure until it locks in place.

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