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Left mouse key "broken"/loose

I have an acer aspire, 5633WLMi and its great, one thing is one time i thought my mouse key broken andso whe i tried to move it it came off, to my horror i thought i had broken it, but it clicked back on which is great.

Now last night my left mouse button on the laptop was all fun so i tried to push dow but then it came loose and i cannot seem to put it back i place, i was woderig if anyone know if this is the same as the keyboard and you just have to get it in right place, or if i will have to take it to pcworld or something, i need my laptop because i am at uni so the left mouse key is kinda vital to me.

I am just also wondering if any knows this is common and not to worry or as i say take it to pcworld to get fixed.

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  • Emily Feb 24, 2008

    thanks for getting back so soon.

    The trouble is it isnt a keyboard key such as the letters numbers etc which when it happened a couple of times with them, it was easy enough to click them back into place. But with the mouse buttong, i cant really see where it goes and without ripping it out and potentially doign the wrong thing, i wont be able to see how to put it back in place, if i am able to at all.

  • Emily Feb 24, 2008

    Hey, thanks again for getting back so quickly. I managed to find a perfect picture of my laptop complete with sticker which i still have on mine!

    It is the black left mouse key beneath the touch pad as you can see quite well from the above picture.

    I phoned up the tech guys and basically they cannot offer help other than for it to be picked up and sent off for up to two weeks which if need be i can do without as i need it for my university work!

    It is within the year, and although i would need to check with the tech people if it is convered in warranty, as it should be! But you never know!

  • daveeeuk May 14, 2008

    My Acer Aspire 5630 left clicker 'collapsed' a month after I bought it, it is jammed in and will not move at all. I have struggled on with it for over a year as I need to use my laptop several times a day. I changed over to using the right clicker instead and I find now I dont need to use the left clicker at all. I have a 3 year warranty so I will wait for something else to go wrong before I send it back.

  • spikeymikey Jul 03, 2008

    My Acer Aspire 3690 left mouse button collapsed after 6 months and Acer replaced it under warranty, then 7 months later the same key collapsed again but Acer don't want to know.

    I am currently in the process of taking the retailer, Comet, to Court for this!

    I would be grateful for a contact from anybody else who has experienced this Acer defect.

  • jacobzacks12 Aug 24, 2008


    yesterday I was playing penball (not pinball) and all of a sudden my left touchpad key became lose. this is my main computer so i need it fixed. so far i have tried to push it back in place but it didn't work.

    HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • c_kucuk83 Oct 17, 2008

    i have same problem and i could'nt disassemble my laptop how can ido

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Acer aspire 5100: left click on mouse partially collapsed after about 3 months and has now totally collapsed after approx 14 months rendering it useless.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    The left click on my acer aspire 5633wlmi was loose now is broken

  • rjgill77 Mar 03, 2009

    left mouse button on touch pad caved in.

  • Robert Jones Apr 28, 2009

    My left click button on my Aspire 5100 is broken but as a work around I switched its function to the right click button. The click features I loose are still available in the drop own edit menus.

  • ever440 May 04, 2009

    left mouse button broken botom left side. Acer 5610Z

  • Kenneth  Keaton
    Kenneth Keaton May 11, 2010

    Laptop keyboards in general can be tricky to replace keys on and just about every manufacturer has their own design.
    However, providing you didn't damage the key connectors ( made from plastic usually ) you should be able to re-attach it.
    Examine it closely and see if you can tell how the plastic "x" hinge looking thing pops in... if you can take a good
    zoomed-in picture of the back of the key, and the keyboard where the key goes, post it here.



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Don't "buy a service manual." These are available from the manufacturer's website. It'll show you how to disassemble the laptop. You can get a cheap touchpad replacement on ebay for cheap.
You could always just switch the left and right touchpad button properties around so the right button is left clicking.
Or you could just get a cheap usb mouse.  You can find them online for less than $10.

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My left clicker 'collapsed' a month after I bought my Acer Aspire 5630. It is jammed in the machine and will not move. I have been using it without the left clicker for 12 months now as I changed over to using the right clicker instead. I have managed quite well without it up to now. I have a 3 year warranty so I thought I would wait till something else went wrong before sending it back! Acer said they would have to restore it to factory settings to repair the touchpad?? which would be a great inconvenience.

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Unfortunately I cannot find a good picture of your laptop. The one I did find that showed the touchpad ( what your calling a mouse )
shows it to be somewhat like my Compaq. If you can't just simply press down ( with just a bit of force ) and refasten it,
I'd suggest taking it to an Acer certified repair location. They shouldn't charge you a lot to fix that, unless it for some reason
would require complete disassembly ( which it shouldn't), I know I wouldn't.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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    Kenneth Keaton Feb 24, 2008

    Quick note:
    You could buy a service manual for that computer that has dissasembly instructions, so if
    you need to replace the touchpad ( which is listed as 'Palmrest w/ touchpad" in the parts catalog )
    you can DiY and save $$.

    Altavista search for this:

    Laptop service manuals

    (They cost anywhere from $5 to $10 USD for the ones I have looked at, and you may have better luck
    locating a FREE one though doubtful since the unit is under 5 yrs old I think )


Just a temp fix. Buy a usb mouse, and use the usb mouse for now. Then back up your data, and ship in the laptop. I'm not sure if you open up the laptop yourself, it might void any warranties that you have.

Just a thought.

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If you've tried to used adhesive and it still won't hold i would assume somebody has to open the Laptop and replace the part. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services. However, the part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

Ok here is what you do. get over it acer sucks so just buy a new laptop. your welcome...

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  • fixer532 Sep 13, 2010

    I know I'm a bit late, but:

    SCENE: Mission Control. Apollo 13 is spinning out of control.
    All right, we've evacuated the command module and we're sealed in the LEM, but the oxygen filter is broken! we need another!
    All right, Captain, we'll put together a team.
    Team, here are the supplies they've got. We need to build an air filter for the LEM socket, right now.
    They shouldn't have gone into the LEM.
    We're kind of past that, moshez. They've evacuated all the oxygen from the command module.
    Well it's just the right answer, they shouldn't have gone into the LEM.
    All right, anyone else? We have to make sure it doesn't take sharp movements, because a good kick could tear right through the aluminum wall.
    Well, you shouldn't have used aluminum.
    All right, you know what, dickhole? That's not problem solving. They're in the LEM, the walls are aluminum, and they're in ******* space, so we need to solve this problem!
    Well, they shouldn't have gone into space. I never need to.
    What? This isn't about you. This is their situation and their problem and we need to build this air filter!
    Well don't get mad at me for having the right answers.
    I just drive to my house and I never have air filtration problems.
    So, the astronauts have holed up in the LEM and they want us to build an air filter, and your solution is for them not to go into the LEM, not to build it with aluminum, not to go into space, and to drive to your house?
    You're not thinking about this rationally.
    That radio is probably just picking up Casablanca.


I have had the same problem with the exact same computer. The left key is extremely loose. I have no clue how to fix it though, so I'm just adapting to it until I do?

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