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Introduction

Do you have a keyboard with keys that do not work? Use this guide to replace your keys and return your keyboard to proper working condition.

  1. How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard, Individual Keys: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard, Individual Keys: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Loosen the key by prying all four corners gently with your spudger.

    • Make sure your keyboard is unplugged before performing any of these steps.

  2. How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge the tip of the spudger under the bottom of the key and carefully lift up until the key pops loose.

    • If the key will not come out, or seems like too much force is needed, try step one again.

  3. How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to remove any contaminants that were preventing the key from being pressed down from the now open hole on your keyboard.

    • Do not to grab the actual button, as breaking that could damage your keyboard permanently.

  4. How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Clean your keys with compressed air by blowing around the removed key.

  5. How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Replace Keys on a Keyboard: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Push in the clean keys until you hear a popping sound.

    • The keys should click in easily, so if you are having trouble try realigning the key with its hole.

    • If you removed multiple keys, make sure they are in their proper spot and orientation.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You now have a keyboard with fully functional keys!

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This is How to CLEAN keys, not replace them. Duh.

Mike Miller - Reply

I came looking for how to replace the problematic ones like + on numpad :<

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