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How do I put my spacebar back on?

How do I put my space bar back on my Lenovo Y530?

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Firstly ensure you have all the parts - there may be one or two sets of small plastic hinged brackets. These go on first to the laptop - then the key should snap in.

Be careful to check the brackets are not broken or worn first!

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