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My spacebar on my Dell Inspiron E5015 stopped working, so I pried up the cover to see what was wrong. There are three 'keys' inside the keyboard, but only one is raised the other two are flat. The raised key is currently the only one that is responsive.It appears that there is some robber-type ball inside the raised key which I imagine makes it work, which the other two are lacking. (Picture of my spacebar )I cannot find any trace of these rubber balls around my bedroom, or lodged somewhere inside my keyboard. How would they have gotten out, and is there anything around an average house that I could use as a replacement? Thank you very much.

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Not 100% on your model laptop, but on some leptop keyboards only the middle unit acts as a spring to return the spacebar to its resting position. As far as replacement with house hold items, the only thing that comes to mind is trying a fat rubberband. Cut it so its a strip and double over a few bits to make a pad of sorts.

Best of luck.

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