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I took off the spacebar and now i have trouble putting it back on to work properly

The spacebar metal hinge things doesnt wanna work its lopsided and now it only sometimes works..

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    Same here

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Just separate the retainer from the spacebar as good as you can and then put it in the little hooks on the left and right sides and then angle the key a little bit and snap it on. It took a while for me but I did it! :)

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