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I hate neighbors! I had given my laptop to the boy livin next door and he returned it with the shift key missing. I will have to buy a new keyboard now 

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Hi james,
sorry to hear that your kindness to another has been let down .
to replace the keys or the whole keyboard is not too big a job .
try searching on ebay for a replace keyboard ( in the uk around 20 pounds ) or buy a used one and change the key top
this is a link below to ebay as an example

Posted on Jul 20, 2010


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If you have the parts the boy pulled off you be able to stick them right back - most keyboard letter buttons fit in with a simple push. The Shift, Caps lock and space-bar have little wires that need to be hooked into a matching part in the base before you push it in. Hook the wire while holding the part level and above the keyboard, then pull back and push in. Good luck!

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I can assure you that your generosity is truly appreciated by all who know of it. Forgive this boy, buy the new keyboard and get on with your wonderful life. These things happen and sometimes it is no ones fault. My wife decided to "help" one time and used a floor vacuum cleaner to clean my laptop key board. She quickly sucked three keys into the vacuum and threw away the bag before anyone realized. I can laugh now as I tell this to you....but at first I was not laughing. Take care. J.

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