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The keys of a laptop are held above the pressure sensors by two plastic pieces over a piece of rubber. If one or both of these are damaged, you will not be able to properly use your key, and it will take unusual amounts of pressure to make it work. I would suggest either switching to a USB keyboard or ordering a replacement keyboard from Dell. Replacing the keyboard is not an especially expensive or difficult process, and I would be more than happy to share a How To on how it can be done with ease. Hope this helps.

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