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sjg102379's avatar

How do I stick a key back on my computer keyboard?

Asked by sjg102379 (1207 points ) September 22nd, 2007

The “L” fell off my keyboard—can I just glue it back on?

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Perchik's avatar

Dont use glue!
if you use glue, the key won’t be able to be pressed. A lot of the time you can just snap it back on.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Yea, usually they just snap right back on.

sjg102379's avatar

And if it doesn’t snap back on?

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

What kind of computer is it? Laptop/desktop?

Fallstand's avatar

my number 7 key snapped off on my macbook, i got it back on but now i have to pressss it for it to work

sjg102379's avatar

laptop. mac.

Perchik's avatar

If its like most laptops theres multiple parts to a key, theres the actual key cap (with the letter on it) then underneath there’s a piece to help it move up and down like this . If you don’t have all the parts that came out of it, it won’t go back on.

gailcalled's avatar

Or try to write only words without that missing part. It’s not as easy as it sounds. You can use your computer notebook on your stomach and use a substitute key; such as upper case I or ! or 1. I had to rewrite this ‘graph three times in order to avoid the broken Ietter. (that’s an upper case i).

klaas4's avatar

Is it still under warranty?

Cindymindy21's avatar

How do i stick my key back on? I can’t just leave it off or I’ll get in trouble.

clara's avatar

Yep, If it’s just the cap with the letter on, position it carefully then press down firmly-you can hear it click into place. Just done it with my N (I sucked it up the vacuum cleaner trying to remove cat hairs and dust!)

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eric52's avatar

Hey don’t use glue on your keyboard it wont be good for the keyboard itself, I had a similar problem last month with my A key and I didn’t want to spend $85 for a whole new keyboard so I ordered my replacement keys from a company “http://www,laptopkey.com”. They have great customer service and saved me a whole lot of money. So you can check them out too, may be this would help you out!!!!

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