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I took the letters off my keyboard (old Apple white) to clean. Now all the keys with the metal clip underneath aren't working right. Is there an easy solution save buying a new keyboard?

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Apple does not make their hardware in a manner that allows an end user to mess with.

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My keyboard is not working properly although it says it is


I would clean the key board. Take a picture of your key board, then pop out all the keys. very easy to do, just stick something underneath them and pry. clean keyboard, then reassemble using picture. If that doesn't fix it, then I would suggest new keyboard.

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Repair ACER Keyboard


Many a times, laptop's keys fell off the keyboard or it gets damaged. Don't fret on buying a whole new keyboard when you can repair the keys yourself.
This is an installation guide to repair keys of Acer’s laptop keyboard.

You should have a key cap and 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), that goes underneath the key cap.

To install the key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing the metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.

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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger plastic piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the top plastic sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.

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Take your letter key cap, put it in the middle of the plastic pieces and push down evenly from all four sides.

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That's all to repair ACER keyboard key.

Source: Acer Key Repair




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How do i remove the keys to clean underneath?


What do you want to clean? Use a can of compressed air, vacuum cleaner, or buy a new keyboard. it is not recommended to remove the keys.

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pull the key out of keyboard, Press the rubber directly using any material that would fit there and check if it works...If it doesnt work then probably the place where letter P is placed is damaged...

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Certain keys are creating double letter combinations e.g. typing "y" yields "hy", "i" creates "ki", "r" "fr", and "o" brings "o9". the shift key has stopped working. replaced batteries. took off key caps...


i think maybe some of your keys are stuck together. have you spilt something on it or is there a load of debris underneath keys if so just give it a wipe to clean it or blow on the keys to remove debris

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Sometimes mine does the same too. So, I took out the keys that stuck, I made sure that they were clean underneath, then put them back in, making sure that the metal bar, that some keys have underneath, is back under the key, in the right place. I hope this helps.

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If you can pop the key off by placing flat blade screwdriver under it and lift it off. and clean underneath you may have something stuck under it
Key are usually held on by pressure clips

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The metal bar needs to be clipped on to the plastic shift key. Look under the plastic shift key and you can see recess where the metal bar fits. Place the shift key over these recess and push down until it clicks into place.

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I'm afraid that with them trying to make it as thin as possible that you may start seeing this problem all around. Not only is it a wireless computer but they should also state, "Be gentle". Haha

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Once I take the keyboard apart, and brush off the 3 plastic layers underneath the keyboard, it works fine.
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