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Keyboard key broken

I just had a two year old pull a key off of my Dell laptop. I can't seem to get it back on but although I don't think anything is permanently broken. What do you suggest I do to get it repaired the cheapest? Thanks.

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Well...those can be tricky, especially when it's the double flange mount(needs good eyes, tweezer pliers, and patience...

you could get a new keyboard, from accessories section of dell.com, and then do the replacement yourself.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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Buy a can of compressed air and spray it on the keyboard if your keys are sticking together. This is the easiest thing you can do to fix the keys on your keyboard. It doesn't work for all problems, but it's a good place to start. Make sure you get the air down inside the keys to clean out any debris, hair or food that may have gotten caught in there.
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Replace the inside of the keyboard with a new piece. One of the major problems with Dell keyboards is that the plastic pieces holding the keys in place become loose or broken. You can find a cheap keyboard from Wal-Mart or an electronics store. Simply take apart the new keyboard, pull the keys off your keyboard, lay the plastic piece on top and replace your keys.


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Remove any problem keys from your keyboard and look at the plastic retainers. At times these retainers can become broken, damaged or simply fall off. Carefully pull off the retainer, clean it off with some compressed air and snap it back into place. Then put the key back into the slot and everything should work fine.
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Consult the Dell manuals website to get information on your specific laptop computer. The manual will include information on troubleshooting and repairing any problems with your laptop. If you find that none of their suggestions work, you can also use the website to find the customer service number. You'll need to call the number and ask for help or advice.

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When you go shopping for a laptop keyboard replacement, it is good to use a parts locator tool. This type of tool makes users to enter their laptop's model number to see exactly what replacement parts are available for it. This ensures compatibility and avoids the hassle of returns and exchanges. The most amazing thing you are going to get is the Dell keyboard. There are several various ways you can repair a damaged laptop keyboard as long as you know what the problem is. Now, there is a step-by-step guide for you how to make your Laptop keyboard, like Dell keyboard work well as it did when you first bought your laptop.

Tip1: The Easiest Way to Fix the Keys
Buy a can of compressed air and spray it on the keyboard if your keys are sticking together. This is the easiest thing you can do to fix the keys on your keyboard. It doesn’t work for all problems, but it’s a good place to start. Make sure you get the air down inside the keys to clean out any debris, hair or food that may have gotten caught in there.

Tip2: Replace a New Keyboard
Replace the inside of the keyboard with a new piece. One of the major problems with Dell keyboards is that the plastic pieces holding the keys in place become loose or broken. You can find a cheap keyboard from Papatek.com or an electronics store. Simply take apart the new keyboard, pull the keys off your keyboard, lay the plastic piece on top and replace your keys.

Tip3: Solve Fall Off Keys
Use a small dab of super glue to replace keys that have fallen off. Dell laptops often have keys that fall off, especially as the computer ages or is used quite frequently. Place a small dab of glue directly on the round part that holds the key in place and lightly press the key down. When the glue dries, you’ll be able to use your laptop again.

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Remove any problem keys from your keyboard and look at the plastic retainers. At times these retainers can become broken, damaged or simply fall off. Carefully pull off the retainer, clean it off with some compressed air and snap it back into place. Then put the key back into the slot and everything should work fine.

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1 year old banged on the keyboard, and you wish to know if this did it?
Was it okay before that? Not trying to be impertinent, but seems obvious to me.

Suggest you grab that Windows 7 disk, and perform a Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)
Let's see what this does before we go on.

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Sorry to have to tell you but it does look like you did maim and injure your keyboard.

BUT all is not lost

If you are willing to put some time and effort into it and feel comfortable pulling things apart but more important being able to put it back together again then you could remove the keyboard strip it down do a proper clean and re-assemble

Hmm not happy at the prospect ?

Ok plug a cheap USB or PS2 (check what you need) keyboard in and that will get you going again for the moment.

Bit Happier I hope ?
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Ebay is a prime source of laptop parts at great prices and the good news is that laptop keyboards are not as expensive as many might think !
They are for the most part easy to replace too !

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