1. Snap it back on. xD
2. If first step fails, use glue.
1. CAREFULLY remove the least used key on the laptop (Example: the `~ key).
Examine the key that you have just removed (Do NOT take it out) closely, and reassemble the broken key retainer (in your hand) exactly as the one in the key slot you have removed to look at. Once you have done that, snap the ratainer (carefully and in one peice) back into the broken key slot. Press the key cover firmly and steadily onto the key retainer (and the same with the key you have removed to look at).
If none if these work, take the keyboard into a computer/technology store, such as Best Buy.
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I think it would be better if you decide if you want to change your keyboard or not. If you decide that you want to change the keyboard and have it replace by yourself you can go to this site, check if the part is available or not and order it if ever.
You'll need to replace the keyboard. First figure out how to remove it. Google or search the manufactures web site. One's I worked on have screws through the bottom labeled "K". Pay attention to the screw lengths and make sure the same ones go back in the same screws. The keybd itself just sets inside a little lip once you get the screws all out. Remove it and see if the pop went on to other areas of the laptop. If it did then I don't think you'll be able to repair it, But if it only on the key bd, I'd search ebay for another board. The ribbon cable just pushes on and off to remove it completely.
Ichand1958 is right, if its broken the no matter what you do it will not go on, but if he thinks installing a key is difficult, how you think the average user will be able to take apart the entire laptop to install a keyboard?? I think you should first try just fixing the key, often the new key will just snap right on. Have a look at http://www.individualkeys.com/ACER_KEYS/ and if that does not help, THEN take the laptop to a shop and have them install the ENTIRE keyboard.
You should be able to just pop off another key from your keyboard using a flat screwdriver. Then just compare how that key looks and reassemble the plastic components and the key just snaps back on. Also you may want to check your warranty at support.dell.com under warranty status and enter your service tag. If you are under warranty dell will replace it. Also ebay dell keyboards are cheap to buy and easy to install just two screws and a simple cable. If you need more help let me know.
I try to find something, and I am glad if can help with this. I think that is key for shut down, right on top. Try this document in PDF format. http://www.logitech.com/repository/1408/pdf/13049.1.0.pdf
Have you recently spilled something on it? I know that sounds silly, but I've done it in the past and the only way to fix that is to get a new keyboard! If not, try taking a qtip and popping a few buttons off of the keys you're having problems with and wiping away the dity/grime/whatever is on there that's clogging its "brain"