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Key popped out

My 2 year old popped out the left Ctrl and the FN keys with the white plastic piece behind each key taken out too. I can not get them back in. Also am I able to glue the little black rubber piece behind the Ctrl key since he ripped that off too.

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  • Reginam732 Nov 03, 2007

    I can not figure out how to put the plastic "scissor" in place on the left Alt key for me to be even able to pop the key back on to it.



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No do not glue anything this will couse more problems just try to pop them back in if totally broken then you will need new keys

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White macbook 10.5.8 pop spilled on keyboard

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.

Oct 26, 2013 | Computers & Internet


NOKIA E71 Tips and Tricks


The E71 was one of the very best handsets to come out of Nokia factories in 2008 and the best ever in my book. So it is only right that we utilise its functionality to the absolute hilt and try and make the E71 even more efficient.

Here is a long list of must know tips and tricks for the E71. You might already know a few but if you are new to S60 and the E71 in particular, I’m sure this will make for a happy start to the E71 new year!

  • STICKY FUNCTION KEY – A quick double press on the bottom left ‘function’ key locks it. This is helpful in situations when you need to press a combination of keys or in applications like Gmail which can be controlled via the keypad.

  • 1-800-WHATEVER – To dial 1-800-WHATEVER: type 1800, hit Fn, then Shift twice, type WHATEVER, and press the Call/Green key to dial. (The idea is to type in the alphabet mode in CAPITAL letters ONLY). The alphabets will automatically be converted to numbers.

  • ONE TOUCH MUTE – You can simply mute a call by press the button between the volume keys present on the right hand side of the phone. Press it again to cancel the mute.
  • REMAP THE KEYS – There are times when you feel certain keys on the E71 are being wasted when they could have come in very handy. For example, the volume keys would work wonderfully with the web browser to scroll pages or in your music player and the mute key could work as select. Make that happen.
  • TIME & DATE – When the phone is in the locked state and the screen is blank, hit the Navi Button to display the time and date in a large font.

  • TEXT MESSAGES – When in the standby mode, hold down left soft key to read out new text messages.

  • ASSIGN SHORTCUTS - If you have a lot of applications installed on your E71, you might want to assign additional shortcuts to different applications by definying a set of keypresses with an application called Cute Keys.
As a follow up to the above tips, here are a few shortcuts that you should enjoy. I have highlighted some of the lesser known ones.


  • To get to a symbol or number hold down its key.
  • Shift + Backspace deletes letters after the cursor, thus immitating the behavior of the ‘Delete’ key on the computer.
  • In the Main Menu:


To open A press 1, 2 for B, 3 for C, * for D, 4 for E, 5 for F and so on.
* Fn + Ctrl + C to copy.
* Fn + Ctrl + V to paste.
* Shift + Left ( or Right ) to select text.
* Ctrl + Up for page up.
* Ctrl + Down for page down.
* Ctrl + Vowels ( or n ) for accented characters like á or ñ.


  • T to focus.


* Green Call to send the image.
* Fn + * for full screen.
* Fn + 7 to zoom in. Press twice for the full screen size.
* Fn + 4 to scroll left while in the zoomed image.
* Fn + 5 to zoom in.
* Fn + 3 to rotate right.
* Fn + 2 to scroll up while in the zoomed image.
* Fn + 1 to rotate left.
* Fn + 0 to zoom out.


* Hold * to activate/deactivate Bluetooth.
* Hold 0 to go to the web browser.
* Left Soft Key then Fn ( or * ) locks the keypad.
* Hold End/Red to disconnect all data connections.
* Hold Left Soft Key to read out new text messages.


* Shift + Return to mark/unmark a single message.
* Shift + Down to mark multiple items.
* Fn + Spacebar in new message body to access input (predictive text, etc.) options.


* Shift to zoom in.
* Backspace to zoom out.
* Space to go to the current position.


* Fn + 2 for full screen.
* Hold Up for fast forward.
* Hold Down for rewind.


* 1 for bookmarks.
* 2 to find something on a page.
* 3 to return to the previous page.
* 5 to tab open windows.
* * to zoom in.
* # to zoom out.
* 8 for page overview.
* 9 to go to a different web page.
* 0 to got to the homepage.
* Hit the Backspace key to close the current window.

on Dec 15, 2009 | Nokia E71 Smartphone

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I have a Compaq Presario Model CQ5521F, The keyboard, how do I use the blue letters or turn them off, Keyboard P/N 505130-DB1, S/N LEO1530057. Thank you Doug

You must press and hold the little Fn button usually in the lower left hand corner next to Ctrl and the Windows Logo key along with the key you wish to use.

Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Where is the number lock on this keyboard?

As with most laptops there is no number lock key. you dont have the number pad like most desktop keyboards. you have a (fn) key this works for all the keys that have a square around them it may be blue/white/purple, and is located on the bottom left should be the second key on the bottom left row right next to the ctrl key. but once again there is no number lock key.

Feb 21, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Is there any way to make Fn key working as Ctrl, and Ctrl as Fn? I just want Ctrl key to be at bottom left corner of my keyboard.

You can download a software "Keytweak", which would help you in remapping the keys in the keyboard, so with the help of key tweak you can swap the Fn and the Ctrl Key.

Oct 29, 2010 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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fn+f2 means your pressing two keys at once
the function key (fn - usually a different color - maybe blue - than the letter keys) and the f2 key

hold down the fn first then the f2 - look for the fn on the lower right or left next to Ctrl keys

Mar 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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My lenovo keypad problem still not solved.When I press the key where two virtual keys are taken?For example when I press 'O' '6' are taken.My laptop manufacturer is LEnovo and model number Lenovo Notebook...

It seems that your Num key is active.So when you press any character then No are display .
To resolve this just keep on pressing the Fn key which normally left hand side of ctrl key ,Hold that key and then press the Num lock which normally togle with Delete key .
Solution :- Keep pressing Fn key + press Delete Key .Problem will solve

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Alternate keys on HP Keyboard


Ctrl + fn + right shift key


Ctrl + fn + right shift key twice

so hold ctrl + fn + right shift key then release the right shift key but keep holding the ctrl + fn keys down then push the right shift key again and that should deactivate it

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The "Fn" key is on the lower left corner of your keyboard, to the right of the "CTRL" key. Best regards, torgo

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