How to Fix a Keyboard Key

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In order to fix a keyboard key, the metal piece on the back of the key needs to be hooked back into where it belongs. Discover how to pop a keyboard key into place with help from a software developer in this free video on tech support.

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Hi, my name's Dave Andrews. Today I'm going to show you how to fix a keyboard key. I have a keyboard here where the enter key has broken off. As you can see it's it's completely gone. Now there are two holes down at the bottom of this key where a keyboard key's protrusion will stick down into that hole and there's a little rubber bubble that pushes down as the key pushes on it and it pushes back up once you release your finger and that's kind of what gives the key's the spring capability that they have. You can kind of see this rubber thing down inside of these holes, but the very first thing you have to do to fix this key is take a little metal piece, looks just like this one. It has two hooks at the very top. Take this little metal piece and we got to hook it back in to where it belongs down inside of this hole. So it's going to hook it at the top of these holes right here and then let go. That keeps the key aligned as it's pushing down onto the little rubber bubbles. So after that, take the key, as you can see there's the protrusion that I was talking about at the bottom of the key, just take that, line it up with the hole...good and lined up there. Give it a little bit of a push down force. You'll hear it pop into place and as you can see, our enter key is now working normally. My name's Dave Andrews and I've just showed you how to fix a keyboard key.

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