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Pull it off and use air duster to blow dust out and put the button back on the keyboard. If its still broken, you need to buy a new keyboard.

Alternatively you can remap the "a" key to another key you do not use. See here: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/remap-keyboard.htm for how to do that manually.

Otherwise there are many apps that can do this.

Here are 2 free ones I recommend:

http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/
http://www.autohotkey.com/ <- I like his program alot but it does more than key mapping. Its a full macro and hotkey application. Possibly more than you need.

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