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Damaged keycap - aspire 3690

Can somebody give me clear instructions on how to remove the right Shift keycap on an acer aspire 3690 keyboard?

The keys seem very fragile and it's not obvious how they unclip from the board.

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  • castalla Aug 15, 2008

    Sorry but your description isn't too clear.  The keys are so close that it's impossible to see the mechanism underneath.  I've seen videos which suggest the key can be unclipped by sliding to the right (or left) away from the supports.  If only I could see a picture or diagram!


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If you look very carefully - you should see 'something like' an H shaped piece of plastic that holds the key in place - this controls the position.
You need to prize the legs that meet with the key away from the centre (carefully) using 2off small jewel screw drivers (maybe 2 off paper clips)

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