Question about Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 Notebook
Just the key fell off but the retainer is still there. ppl say u can just snap it back into place but i cant seem to do that. how do i fix it?
You should be able to place it on the retainer and press it on, you may need to move it around a bit. If it just flat won't snap back on, check the retainer to make sure that the pins that fit into the clips on the back of the key aren't bent or broken, and check the clips on the key to see if the sides are bent or broken. If the pins or sides of the clips are bent, take a small flathead screwdriver and straighten them. If they're broken it will need to be replaced.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
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Jan 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet
Turn your laptop off, then use a flathead screwdriver or knife under a key corner, prying the key off gently.
You will hear a snap as the key detaches.
Remove the key retainer remaining on your laptop using your knife or screwdriver under the corner, then popping it off with a gentle twist.
Remove the space bar by pulling it off after your insert the screwdriver or knife underneath the bar.
Clean underneath your laptop keys using cotton swabs or a soft cloth dampened with water or alcohol.
You can also use compressed air to remove dust, hair and other debris.
Replace your laptop keys by placing the key retainer into position.
If you cannot remember the position, copy another retainer's position by removing another key.
Insert the keypad into the retainer, then position the key over the retainer while pressing down on the key.
You should hear the key snap into place.
Place your laptop's space bar over the space bar slots, then snap it into place
Hope this helps.
Nov 27, 2012 | Computers & Internet
May 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Set aside the key and retainer that have fallen off. If you lost the key, retainer, or both, you will have to order a replacement from the computer's manufacturer. As an alternate, you may be able to get a replacement from someone who has a non-working laptop of the same model as your own.Carefully pop off another key from your laptop. Choose one that you don't use frequently, and remove it with care so its retainer stays in the proper place. You will be using it as a model for your repair.
Note how the exposed retainer is connected to the keyboard. It will probably be connected at four separate points. This may vary, based on the make and model of your specific laptop. Study it until you feel confident replacing the retainer in the correct manner. Replace the retainer that popped off your laptop. Once you have it secured in place, pop the missing key onto it. The key should snap firmly into place onto the retainer. Replace the key cap on the retainer that you used as your model. Like the other key, it should snap firmly into place, and both keys should now be ready for use.
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