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Inserting keys on HP Pavilion

The number 5 key has popped out on my HP Pavilion dv5, I had trouble hooking it back into place, but I can attach it though if I push the edges of the 5 the whole key tips to side to side. Does anyone know how to reinsert a key properly?

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  • avengers_fli Jul 25, 2009

    yeah thats what I did... but the key is unbalanced - it tilts i cant seem to get it to sit stable like the other keys

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Yes. you will need to take the two clips off the back of the key itself. they combine together and when you put the two plastic pieces together you can manuever it to sit correctly. you should have one plastic retainer on the bottom hooks, the middle inside should go on the top hooks or vice versa. but you must put the plastic retainers on first. then take your key and press it down onto it. you will hear it click. then you are good. be mindful its not extremely easy, it takes a bit of practice and be careful with the plastic retainers they do break. so take your time and seat it correctly. but you can do it!

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Ruben

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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