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Touchpad button loose

The left button under the touchpad on my Aspire 5100 is coming pretty loose. Is there any quick fix to this or does the laptop need to be disassembled and the key replaced? I have lots of experience with desktops but have never completely opened up a laptop. thanks you for all suggestions and help!

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Re: touchpad button loose

I shouldnt think that opening it up is necessary. The button should click back in with a gentle nudge. Else it is broken and needs to be replaced. If you can take it out completely and examine it you will know if it is broken.

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