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Many broken key hinges, so got a new keyboarrd. Cant figure out how to pull this keyboard out and replace, laptop is different and way more difficult from what ive ever seen. Seems i may have to pull the faceplate off to replace.

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There are a series of screws the main one most folks miss is the ones under the battery there usually is three of then and one or two keyboard screws underneath you will have to take one of the covers off where the CPU and battery is located there will be one there, The battery for the main charger not the CPU battery it will have just 3 or two screws remove that, I hope that this assisted you, thanks for using FixYa! John

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The keys on the modern day laptop as placed on hinges, and that's how they keep coming up when we press them down.

The problem is, if the keys come out of the keyboard, then we need to check whether that hinge is broken or not. If it's broken, then you need to contact your local Computer Engineer who can fix this for you, as helping you in this medium won't resolve the issue.

If it's not broken, then I would suggest you to carefully see how the mechanism of the keyboard is on your laptop, and place the hinge back on the keyboard.

One more small tip, if neither of them works, then use some permanent glue and try to stick the keys on the keyboard. Though I would recommend this only as a last resort.

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