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Gateway notebook key fell off keyboard

One of my keys fell off my keyboard, and I can not figure out how to put it back on. And gateway has no instructions for this problem

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Unfortunately, there is no instruction out there for this. My advice is to take one of the other key off in order to see how it fits, then put the key back on the same as the other. I suggest a key right next to the one that is off. Be very gentle and try to remove only the key, leaving the retainer.

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