• Check the 4 metal clips that are attached to the palmrest. Look for damaged or missing clips.

  • If any of the 4 clips are missing, you will not be able to proceed and will have to replace the entire palmrest.

  • Check the condition of the rubber spring/membrane. If it is torn or missing, you will not be able to proceed and will have to replace the entire palmrest.

  • If any clips are bent, carefully use your tweezer to bend them back in their original upright position. (See video)

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Check the plastic bracket for damage in these 6 areas.
  • Check the plastic bracket for damage in these 6 areas.

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Check the 4 main points of the key for damage.
  • Check the 4 main points of the key for damage.

  • Any damage in these areas will not allow the key to stay connected to the plastic bracket which sits underneath the key

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With tools and Fix Kits
  • While using tweezers, remove just the actually key (top layer only) . You want to try and remove the key without also removing the plastic bracket that sits right underneath the key.

  • Try to slightly pick at the corner of the key. This helps remove the key separately from the plastic bracket.

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  • With tweezers, carefully start picking near the four corners where the 4 metal clips are securing the plastic bracket.

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  • Line up the 2 outer corners and the bottom inner corners of the plastic bracket with the 4 metal clips connected to the palmrest.

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  • Place the key on top of the plastic bracket and press down. If the plastic bracket is on correctly and securely, the key should easily snap into place.

  • Check if the key is secure by tapping around all sides of the key. This is a good test to make sure the metal clips are properly securing the plastic bracket and making sure that the plastic bracket can hold the key correctly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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