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One key fell off

Just the key fell off but the retainer is still there. ppl say u can just snap it back into place but i cant seem to do that. how do i fix it?

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You should be able to place it on the retainer and press it on, you may need to move it around a bit. If it just flat won't snap back on, check the retainer to make sure that the pins that fit into the clips on the back of the key aren't bent or broken, and check the clips on the key to see if the sides are bent or broken. If the pins or sides of the clips are bent, take a small flathead screwdriver and straighten them. If they're broken it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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    dragonflyhol Apr 23, 2012

    This was sooooooooooooo helpful. when I popped off the key, the retainer came with it and I knew this wasn't good. I tried a retainer from another key and another key and all the combinations. Finally, I realized the pins on the keyboard were not holding the retainer. It was very scary but I CAREFULLY and a tiny bit at the time, used a screwdriver moved the pin on the keyboard. It WORKED. It sure looked like a trip to the computer repair store and $$$$$. Thank you.

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Turn your laptop off, then use a flathead screwdriver or knife under a key corner, prying the key off gently.

You will hear a snap as the key detaches.


Remove the key retainer remaining on your laptop using your knife or screwdriver under the corner, then popping it off with a gentle twist.


Remove the space bar by pulling it off after your insert the screwdriver or knife underneath the bar.


Clean underneath your laptop keys using cotton swabs or a soft cloth dampened with water or alcohol.

You can also use compressed air to remove dust, hair and other debris.


Replace your laptop keys by placing the key retainer into position.

If you cannot remember the position, copy another retainer's position by removing another key.


Insert the keypad into the retainer, then position the key over the retainer while pressing down on the key.

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keyboard-key-repair-2.jpg Take a closer look at the key retainer, it's connected to the keyboard at four different points.keyboard-key-repair-3.jpg Assemble the disconnected retainer the same way as one on the keyboard and put it back in place.keyboard-key-repair-4.jpg Put the key cap on the retainer and snap the cap back in place.keyboard-key-repair-5.jpg

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