How to Reattach a Keyboard Key on a HP


Without a functioning keyboard your HP computer would be basically useless. That's why just one damaged key can hinder the entire computer. But even if one of the keys has fallen off, there's no need to toss the keyboard out. You can actually reattach the key without the help of a service technician. Even if you aren't technically gifted, you'll find that the process is relatively straightforward and shouldn't take much time.

  • Locate the plastic hinge that sits under the key itself. The hinge is a small plastic frame that is roughly the same size as the key. Also locate the small circular hinge cover.

  • Fit the hinge over the base of the keyboard where the key used to sit. The long end of the hinge should connect to two hooks on the bottom of the base of the computer.

  • Fit the circular plastic hinge cover over the the middle of the hinge and gently press down to secure it.

  • Fit the key over the hinge and gently press it into place to secure it to the keyboard. You have now reattached the keyboard key on your HP.

Tips & Warnings

  • This process should work on both desktop and laptop HP keyboards.

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