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Laptop keyboard I ordered my laptop from dell about a year ago but now my space button on it isn't functioning properly. Is there any way i can take it to bestbuy to fix it?

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You can, but they are expensive and they are most likely just going to change it out for a new one. You can get a new keyboard off Ebay for less than $20 and change it yourself in about five minutes. Bestbuy is going to charge you at least $100 for the new keyboard plus installation at $85/hr labor.

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