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The shift key on my laptop keyboard has stopped working. I removed it to try to fix and now can't get it back on.

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  • shlybean May 02, 2010

    STATING I NEED TO PUT THE PLASTIC PIECES ON THE LAPTOP FIRST WAS GOOD TO KNOW, HOWEVER I'VE TRIED THAT AND ATTACHING THEM TO THE KEY FIRST TOO AND NEITHER WERE PAINLESS.

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Hey, At times it really gets hard putting it all together again, there is this company who sell individual keys ... they have video's on how to install the keys , maybe that would help. Have a look
http://www.laptopkey.com/installation_guides.php

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Hi Thanks for your question
In most laptop keyboards, attaching keys is pretty painless. Try to attach little plastics to the laptop first and once they're sitting clipped in try to attach the key. Just put the key in the right place and push it down. You should hear noticeable "click" once it's in. Do not hesitate to ask more questions in case you need further assistance. Fixya team will be more then happy to help you. Good luck.

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