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Key fell off

Have presario 2500 series and the "C" key fell off. On the keyboard there is a rubber nib in the center and 2 metal "clips" that face outward; one on each side of the nib. The axis of the clips is vertical. On the key top is a apparatus that extends downward with gravity and is is a "X" or scissors like configuration. The extension of the apparatus make the "slots" for the clips move towards the center of the key. when flat the apparatus is spread maximally wide. The key top appears to be pushed up by the central nib and held back by the scissors apparatus. Question is how to put the key back on? tried to line up the clips with the slots on the scissors apparatus but can't get it mounted. any suggestions? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi the metal clips are those wich holds the key in place u need them to be pushed agianst the movment of the key soo they will keep the key in "their hands" grab a big set of tweezers and push the clips separate then push the key to its place (in the right direction) check very closely so the key inserts its place a couple of tries and you will success to do it good luck

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Hi, my key fell out off of my keyboard how do i fix it?

A laptop "key" generally comes with a metal harness as well. Just clip the harness onto the back of the key, then press the key onto the keyboard firmly - it should snap back on. If the key looks as if its not clipped in correctly, push down with a little more force and a bit of a finger jiggle.
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Repair ACER Keyboard

Many a times, laptop's keys fell off the keyboard or it gets damaged. Don't fret on buying a whole new keyboard when you can repair the keys yourself.
This is an installation guide to repair keys of Acer’s laptop keyboard.

You should have a key cap and 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), that goes underneath the key cap.

To install the key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing the metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.

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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger plastic piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the top plastic sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.

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Take your letter key cap, put it in the middle of the plastic pieces and push down evenly from all four sides.

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Replace DELL Laptop Keyboard Key

Sometimes with Dell laptops, the keys on the keyboard gets stuck or damaged or fells off the keyboard. There are many different ways to repair your broken keys. Just put your mind to it and you will be able to repair it yourself.

You can place an order to replace your broken key or you can repair it you have all the parts intact.

You should have a key cap, 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), which goes under the key cap.

Following is the installation guide to replace and repair Dell laptop key.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard.The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the top and two metal hooks at the bottom.


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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two larger sticks at the bottom, two holes at the middle and two shorter sticks at the top. The bottom sticks are going to go into the bottom metal hooks. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has a small bar at the bottom, two sticks at the top and two sticks at the middle. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece and the bar is going to click on to the top metal hook. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.


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Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece.


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Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces upwards so that it clicks together.


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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.


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You’ve just repaired your Dell laptop keyboard.
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