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How to reattach the space bar key on the SK-8110 Dell keyboard?

In trying to clean my Dell SK-8110 keyboard of dirt and food crumbs, I popped the space bar key. I opened up the keyboard and was able to reattach the space key. However, I did not do it correctly. Please tell me what I need to do to attach it with respect to the metal bar that swivels beneath the space key.
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On dell's website there is a step by step instructions on how to attach it back on. I had to do the same thing on mine machine. Just go to dell's site and on the search bar on how to attach the keyboard.

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