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The F8 and F9 keys on my Dell Inspiron 1525 are messed up. Do you know where I might purchase those two keys from?

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Hi there,

Dell is notorious for shipping several different types of keyboards (as far as the tiny parts under the keys are concerned) from different manufacturers. While the entire unit fits and plugs in exactly right, chancing replacing keys is risky. I speak from experience having repaired 100's of Dell laptops.

I recommend buying a new keyboard from one of the vendors at the link below. Then go to Dell support and you'll find your Service Manual there to replace the keyboard. It's relatively simple.

It's worth the 15 bucks...believe me

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